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Keratoconus Treatments

Keratoconus is a slow, progressive eye disease in which the normally round, dome shaped cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape is irregular, bending light as it enters the eye, causing distorted vision.

LASIK MD offers an effective keratoconus treatment called Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking, known as CXL for short. This non-invasive procedure strengthens the weak keratoconic cornea by "cross linking" the cornea's collagen fibres. This process helps to slow or halt the progression of keratoconus.

CXL alone does not correct vision, but it can help prevent vision from getting worse. CXL can be combined with an advanced excimer laser treatment to reshape the cornea and provide a better overall quality of vision. Generally, patients will still require glasses or contact lenses.

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