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Cross Linking

Keratoconus and Cross Linking

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In the treatment of keratoconus there are several treatment options, from glasses or contact lenses, to cornea transplant. Crosslinking is one of the techniques that most ophthalmologist surgeons frequently use due to the favorable results that this procedure provides to the patient.

Crosslinking consists in impregnating the corneal stroma with riboflavin a photosensitizing substance, which is exposed to ultraviolet light, this reacts reinforcing the corneal stroma collagen links, increasing corneal biomechanical stability,stopping the keratoconus progression and therefore, reducing the possibility of needing corneal transplantation in the future.

Therefore, crosslinking is a therapeutic procedure that helps strengthen the cornea while maintaining stability, and limit the possibilities for corneal transplantation. This technique is not a refractive procedure, but nevertheless, as a side effect, a large number of patients, it can offer a significant improvement in visual acuity, without being this its main objective.

 

Avedro KXL, the most advanced technology for Cross Linking

CODET Vision Institute is always at the forefront of utilizing the latest ophthalmic technology to treat patients. Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea (the clear part in front of the eye) becomes abnormally thin and protrudes forward. Keratoconus literally means a cone-shaped cornea.

People with early Keratoconus experience slightly blurred vision, for which the doctor will prescribe eyeglasses to read or drive, for example. As the disease progresses, however, visual acuity deteriorates at all distance.

Cases of Keratoconus that are not severe are treated successfully with contact lenses especially designed for the condition. When treatment isn't sufficient with contact lenses, however, surgery must be considered, with a corneal transplant being the last resort.

At CODET Vision Institute, we have available one of the most innovative therapeutic options to slow or stop the progression of Keratoconus, and delay the need for a cornea transplant - this being Crosslinking. This procedure was recently approved by the FDA (April 2016) for the treatment of Keratoconus and Ectasia in the United States. At CODET Vision Institute, we have many more years of experience performing the technique with excellent outcomes.

CODET has been performing Crosslinking since 2010, most recently using the Avedro KXL technology, one of the most advanced technologies for Crosslinking. With many alternatives technologies, the procedure may last up to one hour, however, with the Avedro KXL procedure, times are reduced by up to 20 minutes per procedure, yielding amazing results for patients and significantly reducing the probability of requiring corneal transplantation.

 


​Avedro KXL, tecnology available at CODET Vision Institute

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