Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease which occurs in one in 1,000 people and often begins in adolescence and adulthood. Keratoconus causes distorted vision because the cornea – which is normally round – begins to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape.
LASIK MD offers two effective ways of treating keratoconus:
Corneal Cross Linking
The first is the Corneal Cross Linking procedure, also known as CXL. It's a non-invasive procedure that strengthens the cornea by "cross-linking" the cornea's collagen fibres through the application of Riboflavin drops and exposure to UV-A light. It's the only keratoconus treatment proven to slow or stop the progression of the disease.
Corneal Cross Linking + Topography-guided PRK
CXL alone will not improve your vision. LASIK MD is one of the few centres in Canada that is able to offer the sophisticated CXL + T-PRK procedure. This dual treatment combines the benefits of CXL with an advanced laser procedure called Topography-guided PRK, hence the name CXL + T-PRK. Topography-guided PRK is an advanced technology that allows surgeons to view a highly-detailed map of the eye, providing a guide for extremely precise treatment. The addition of this laser treatment provides keratoconus patients with improved visual acuity.
LASIK MD has some of Canada's leading surgeons who are experts in the field of CXL. They include: