At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we do more than just treat vision impairment. We offer comprehensive eye care services in multiple offices throughout the Chicago area, including Highland Park, Crystal Lake, and Hoffman Estates.
Corneal cross-linking (CXL)
Chicago Cornea Consultants has provided cutting-edge CXL to patients since 2010 and has performed more of these procedures than any other practice in the metro Chicago area. We receive referrals for CXL from throughout the Midwest and beyond.
Corneal Cross-Linking is a revolutionary solution for addressing an abnormally shaped cornea, the window of the eye that controls many aspects of vision. With diseases such as keratoconus and post-LASIK corneal ectasia, the cornea may thin and take on a cone-like shape.
CXL is an excellent treatment that can help prevent further compromise and eliminate the need for corneal transplants at a later stage. During this in-office procedure, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and Ultraviolet (UV) light create cross-links between the cornea’s collagen fibers, strengthening the tissue to make it less likely to further contort.