Chicago Cornea Consultants™ has been offering CXL to our patients since 2010. We have performed more corneal cross-linking procedures than any other practice in the metro Chicago area.
Prevent Vision Loss
These changes in the cornea can continue to progress over months and years leading to frequent changes in prescription and, if undetected or untreated, may result in permanently decreased vision. Often at a late stage, the only remedy is corneal transplantation, which is a major surgical procedure.
Fortunately, with early detection and CXL treatment, many patients may be able to maintain good vision and prevent the need for corneal transplant surgery.
CXL is an in-office procedure in which Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and Ultraviolet (UV) light are used to create cross-links between the collagen fibers of the cornea, making it more rigid and preventing further changes from occurring.