Corneal crosslinking is an FDA approved treatment for progressive keratoconus and other corneal conditions.
Crosslinking strengthens corneal tissue by saturating the cornea with Riboflavin (a type of B Vitamin) which is then activated with UV light. This helps to restore the links in the corneal collagen hence strengthening the cornea.
Crosslinking can reduce the need for corneal transplants in keratoconus and may be used to treat complications following LASIK or other refractive surgeries.
At our centers we only use the Avedro (now Eyelink) cross linking machine which is the only FDA approved system for cross linking.
Please contact Armin Vishteh, MD today for a free consultation at our offices in: Rancho Cucamonga, Burbank, Santa Monica.