Corneal Cross Linking Treatment for Keratoconus in Edmonton

Corneal Cross Linking Treatment is a relatively new procedure which has been shown to be effective in slowing the progression of keratoconus. Keratoconus is an abnormal bulging of the cornea which can cause decreased vision and thinning of the cornea—even leading to corneal ulcers and the need for a corneal transplant in some cases. The cross linking procedure is performed in our office. The outer layer of the cornea is gently stripped away and riboflavin drops are administered to the surface of the eye while undergoing ultra-violet light treatment to assist in the absorption of the drops. The drops increase the “cross links” in the collagen of the cornea, and act to prevent further bulging of the cornea. You are welcome to ask your family doctor or your optometrist to refer you to our office.

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