Stop your keratoconus progression in its tracks
The only effective and safe procedure to stop your keratoconus from progressing further. It may also make your vision slightly better.
Who is Suitable for Corneal Cross-Linking?
Take our online suitability test
1 Min. Assessment
It is for patients who have a condition called keratoconus. You will only need this if there’s evidence the keratoconus is progressing. We can monitor your eye with Pentacm tomography scans which shows even if there was minute progression of the disease. Other signs or symptoms of Keratoconus progression are:
How is corneal cross-linking is done?
It is a two-step procedure: First riboflavin (vitamin B2) eye drops are applied to the surface of the eye followed by a controlled exposure of the eye to ultraviolet light. The procedure strengthens and stabilizes the cornea by creating new links between collagen fibres within the cornea. Dr. Arbabi offers cutting edge high fluence Avedro Collagen Crosslinking. The main benefit of this technology is that the treatment takes just a few minutes to perform on each eye, making the whole experience more comfortable. Conventional non-Avedro treatments can take up to an hour for each eye.
After the procedure your eye will be very sore and uncomfortable, especially for the first 2 days after surgery. Dr. Arbabi will provide you with many drops and painkillers to make this as comfortable as possible for you. You will have either an eye patch or contact lens on the eye to help with comfort.
What to Expect
On the Day of Your Treatment
1. Warm welcome
2. Ensuring you are comfortable
The superficial skin of the eye (called epithelium) is removed with dilute alcohol solution. This will be followed by instilling Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) drops in the eye. You will then be staring at an ultraviolet light for a few minutes. You will then either have an eye patch or a bandage contact lens will be inserted in the eye.
After the Treatment
1. What to Expect
2. Aftercare drops and advice
3. The future
Dr Arbabi is a very kind, compassionate and highly recommended surgeon. He really puts patients at ease and help you through every step of your journey towards a better sight
Corneal Cross-Linking: Step by step answer to all your questions
It is a safe procedure but like any other operation there are risks. The eyes will be very uncomfortable or painful for one to two days after the procedure. You will be given pain killer medicine and drops to ease the discomfort during this period. There is a small risk of infection, inflammation or scarring that could make vision worse. Other risks include, dry eyes, light sensitivity, increases eye pressure and intolerant to contact lenses. Cross-linking improves the shape of the cornea in 30% of cases. This improved shape may also improve your vision slightly.