Stabilize and Strengthen Corneas with this procedure

Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)

Corneal Cross-Linking adds additional cross-links between the cornea and collagen fibers, which help keep the cornea from bulging and developing a cone shape. This procedure will strengthen the cornea and prevent it from thinning. Ultimately, you will benefit from improved vision and a lowered chance of needing a corneal transplant.

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Eliminate Necessity of Corneal Transplant

Prevent Keratoconus Progression

By strengthening the links between the cornea and collagen fibers you can prevent the progression of keratoconus. This is a non-invasive way to handle keratoconus compared to common alternatives like corneal transplants. In fact, using CXL can potentially stave off the need for a corneal transplant altogether.

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Enjoy Seeing Clearly with CXL

Improve Quality of Vision

In short, keratoconus causes distortions and vision problems. But with corneal cross-linking the eyes are able to build links and strengthen vision. This gives you a non-invasive way to take back control over your sight.

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No Worries About Follow-Up Treatments

Permanent Results

Corneal cross-linking isn’t a procedure you’ll need to have performed consistently over the period of your life, it’s a one-time treatment. This out-patient treatment will be over in roughly an hour and then you’ll be on your way to enjoying your heightened vision.

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Typically Complete in 1 Hour

Simple Out-Patient Procedure

The procedure is non-invasive and lasts for 60 to 90 minutes in length. This simple out-patient procedure only requires that you have a ride home as you won’t be allowed to drive yourself. The recovery time following cross-linking may vary from individual to individual. But generally, it takes a week to recover.

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Is Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Treatment for Keratoconus right for you?

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Read some common questions about our Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Treatment for Keratoconus.

What is the benefit of corneal cross-linking? 

Corneal cross-linking adds stability to the eye by building links to collagen that holds the cornea in place. This can prevent. This procedure is minimally-invasive which is an added benefit given alternative treatments for keratoconus include cornea transplant which is a highly invasive surgery.

How long will pain last after corneal cross-linking? 

Your eyes will be sensitive and painful for three to five days following the procedure. Your pain levels may vary from other patients.

How long does it take to recover from corneal cross-linking? 

It can take up to a week to fully recover from corneal cross-linking. Be aware, recovery time varies and you may experience a recovery period lasting longer than seven days.

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