Ultimate Guide to CXL: Corneal Cross-Linking

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Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure in the US that strengthens the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue in order to decrease the progression of keratoconus or corneal ectasia. The combination of the riboflavin and ultraviolet light results in strengthening of the bonds between the middle layers of the cornea. This usually […]

How Do I Correct Regular and Irregular Astigmatism?

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Everyone has heard of “astigmatism.” Astigmatism basically means that your cornea, or your eye, is shaped more like a football than a basketball – more cylindrical than spherical. Astigmatism is not an eye disease at all; it is merely another number in your prescription and describes the specific curvature of your eye, just like the […]

How Can I Treat Keratoconus? What is Collagen Cross Linking?

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Keratoconus is the ultimate example of irregular astigmatism (see separate blog post below). In irregular astigmatism, the “bowtie” on the Pentacam or corneal topography is not symmetrical. In keratoconus, the inferior part of the bowtie is a lot more steep than the superior part of the bowtie which is flatter. It leads to worsening vision, […]