Crosslinking

Crosslinking

A new possibility for treatment of keratoconus is to use the technique of crosslinking of collagen.
Cross-linking is the last built corneal treatment for the treatment of keratoconus.

Treatment of keratoconus with cross-linking is the corneal surface application of vitamin B2 stimulated by ultraviolet radiation for 30 minutes.

The cross-linking method significantly enhances the structure of the corneal tissue, this treatment improves long-term evolution of keratoconus.
The cross-linking is particularly effective in the treatment of keratoconus corneal prior to the application of intracorneal rings or by surgery with intraocular lens implantation surgery in cases of high myopia.

In thin corneas (less than 460nm thick) can be used to treat keratoconus with cross-linking to strengthen the corneal structure.

With the crosslinking technique is intended to increase endurance and strength of the cornea in an attempt to stabilize and prevent the progression of keratoconus or corneal ectasia.
Recent published studies on the effectiveness of highly encouraging results provide crosslinking, but it is hasty to say that art “definitive” for the treatment and cure of keratoconus.