What is cross-linking?
Cross linking is a relatively new technique for the treatment of corneal ectasia (Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and post-LASIK ectasia).
Eye Scan to Assess Keratoconus
The technique uses UV light and a photosensitiser to strengthen collagen bonds or cross links. These are the natural anchors in the cornea that prevent it from bulging out. It is performed in the consulting rooms and takes less than one hour. The patient is able to go home the same day
Cross linking is not a cure for Keratoconus, it is a treatment that stabilises the deterioration of the cornea and enables some patients to improve their vision.
A comprehensive brochure on corneal crosslinking for keratoconus has been developed by our team in collaboration with Keratoconus Australia, please see https://www.keratoconus.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/KA-crosslinking-Brochure2018.pdf