How Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Works
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking increases the collagen bonds in the cornea that have been weakened by keratoconus. The treatment induces the natural anchors within the corneal fibers to prevent bulging. Its goal is to increase the strength of the corneal tissue. It may help to prevent further deterioration of vision by stabilizing and strengthening the cornea. Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking can greatly reduce the need for a corneal transplant in the future.
Benefits of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking
- Greater corneal rigidity
- Increased corneal resistance and biomechanical stability
- Prevent disease progression
- May defer the need for a corneal transplant procedure
- May reduce the nearsightedness and astigmatism associated with keratoconus
- Enhance contact lens wear
- Reduced risk of ectasia
LASIK MD is able to offer CXL to its keratoconus patients at the affordable price of only $200 per eye*. The only way to find out if you're a candidate for CXL is to come in for a FREE consultation. Book your appointment today!
*Must have valid Canadian health card. The price for US and international patients as well as Canadian patients with an invalid health card or no health card is $1,000 per eye.