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Corneal Cross-Linking

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Corneal collagen cross-linking causes the cornea to become hard and stops the condition from getting worse. The cornea can then be reshaped with laser vision correction or implanted with phakic toric IOLs.

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Advantages of Corneal Cross-Linking

  • Permanent
  • Simple- Single- one hour treatment
  • Few follow up visits required
  • Day surgery only. No need for admission
  • Stops the progress and causes regression of disease
  • Does not need eye donation as in corneal transplant
  • No major precautions
  • No injections or stitches
  • No incisions as in Intacs or KeraRing corneal ring segments
  • Quick recovery with short follow up

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