Do you have keratoconus and are looking for a conservative alternative to corneal transplant surgery?
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) can slow the progression of keratoconus, which may reduce the chances you'll have to undergo corneal surgery.
Patients across Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth, and Rockwall, TX, come to Cornea Associates of Texas for CXL treatment.
Corneal Cross-Linking Provides Much-Needed Support
The front part of your eye is called the cornea, and it's normally strong and keeps its slightly rounded shape due to tiny connections between the corneal layers, much like the support beams in a house. However, when the eye is affected by keratoconus, there aren't enough of these connections, causing the cornea to bulge outward. Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a procedure that adds more of these structural connections to the cornea. This makes the cornea stronger, stabilizes it, and slows the progression of keratoconus.
A Closer Look at Keratoconus
When someone has keratoconus, the cornea can become weak, thin, and shaped like a cone instead of staying round. This change in shape can interfere with your vision, causing blurry and distorted vision that calls for frequent updates to your prescription. While there isn't a cure for keratoconus, corneal collagen cross-linking is a technique that can help slow the progression of the disease.
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Take a Look at the Process
of Corneal Cross-Linking
Cross-linking is an outpatient corneal procedure that can be performed in the comfort of the doctor's office.
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