Keratoconus and other forms of corneal ectasia affect the health and shape of the cornea and could cause permanent damage to your vision.
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a safe outpatient procedure that can strengthen the collagen in weak corneas and prevent vision loss.
Learn how Dr. Kenneth S. Miller helps Northern New Jersey patients with ectasia from his offices in West Orange and Whippany, NJ...
What Is Corneal Cross-Linking?
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Corneal IssuesCross-linking is a minimally invasive treatment for corneal ectasia, which is the bulging and distortion of the cornea's contour. It strengthens the cornea using a combination of riboflavin (vitamin B2) eye drops and ultraviolet light.
Strengthens a Weakened CorneaWhen exposed to a special ultraviolet light, the riboflavin eye drops promote the development of new, stable collagen fiber cross-links within the cornea. Thanks to corneal collagen cross-linking, the effects of ectasia can be mitigated.
Reasons to Undergo Corneal Cross-Linking
An FDA-Approved Treatment
In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of KXL System corneal cross-linking to treat keratoconus as well as corneal ectasia following refractive surgery procedures such as LASIK and PRK.
If you suffer from keratoconus, you are not alone...
Is Corneal Cross-Linking Right for Me? Speak with an Experienced Ophthalmologist
If you suffer from keratoconus or thinning corneas after LASIK, Dr. Miller and his team can help. Thanks to minimally invasive cross-linking, we can improve the strength and shape of imperfect corneas, preventing vision loss and improving the overall health of your eyes.
To learn more about your treatment options, contact the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey online. You can also schedule a consultation by phone.
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Corneal Cross-Linking vs. Corneal Transplant
Patients with advanced keratoconus will require a corneal transplant because their corneas have become dangerously thin. In fact, keratoconus is the leading cause of corneal transplant surgery in America. When possible, cross-linking is the preferred treatment option because it is more conservative and prevents the progression of keratoconus.
A safe, simple, and minimally invasive solution to keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia...
The Corneal Cross-Linking Procedure
Corneal collagen cross-linking is an outpatient procedure, and typically takes about an hour to complete.
Recovery and Results What to Expect after Corneal Cross-Linking
During your initial recovery, it's important to keep the bandage contact lens in place as directed. In the first week after treatment, corneal cross-linking patients should avoid:
- Rubbing or touching their eyes
- Getting water in the eyes
- Strenuous physical activities
- Using eye makeup or eye creams
- Smoky or dusty environments
- Mild discomfort
- Light sensitivity
- The sensation of something in the eye
- Dry eyes
- Blurry vision
Most patients will be able to resume normal activities a week or two after the cross-linking procedure. While your vision will be blurry at the beginning, cross-linking patients should notice dramatic improvements in their vision after about three weeks.
We're Here for You While You're Healing
If you experience any severe side effects or have urgent concerns after corneal cross-linking, feel free to contact us at any time. We will provide answers to your questions, and ensure any complications are addressed as soon as possible.
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