Keratoconus is a visual disorder effecting the cornea of the eye. It usually start early in life and possibly can worsen & progress in the Early 20 to 30’s. It can be in one or both eyes. Tis disorder can progress where standard glasses don’t work anymore and may need a RGP hard contact lens or corneal transplant to restore better vision. In the advent of new technology to stabilize, maintain ones vision, and stop the progression of keratoconic eye, a new revolutionary procedure called CXL collagen crosslinking has been available in the past several years to maintain good quality of vision in one’s eyes.
How Collagen Crosslinking Works
The etiology of keratoconus occurs with a thinning of the cornea in the thickness of the cornea tissue consisting of collagen fiber strands. This thin spot in the cornea progresses through a weakening in the thickness in the cornea starting from the inside back surface of the cornea and protrudes to the outside surface to create a bulging “hernia” defect. With CXL crosslinking, cross links are formed in the cornea making the cornea stronger to keep the bulge from progressing, maintain the sbility of the cornea, and to maintain ones level of vision.
The collagen crosslinking procedure is SAFE, EFFECTIVE & EASY to perform. The eye is exposed to an ultraviolet light and nutrient riboflavin eye drops are instilled in your eyes over a period of time. The Riboflavin is absorbed in the corneal tissue and the interaction of the riboflavin and ultraviolet light creates the additional crosslinks to strengthen the cornea to a normal eye.
Video About CXL Procedure
Dr. Columbus is colleagues his fellow surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli who performs ALL CXL treaments with state of the art technology. Dr. Columbus refers all his patients to him withALL having ecellent results. if you wantt o learn more about Dr. Cutarelli and his services, you may visit his website by clicking onto the link below