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Corneal Cross-Linking


Are you suffering from mild to severe keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that weakens the cornea and causes it to bulge into a cone-like shape causing distorted vision. One in 2,000 people are currently suffering from this disease and are looking for a solution. Excel Eye Center can provide Corneal Cross-Linking, the first and only FDA-approved therapeutic treatment.

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While those with milder forms of keratoconus can find occasional relief with corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses, many require surgical and therapeutic treatment. Corneal Cross-Linking combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops to strengthen corneal tissue and halt the bulging of the eye’s surface.

Avedro’s Photrexa/KXL System is the only FDA-approved procedure for progressive keratoconus in the United States. Corneal Cross-Linking can significantly improve the vision of patients and reduce the need for corneal implants.

Along with the treatment of keratoconus, Corneal Cross-Linking can be used in the treatment of patients suffering from complications following LASIK or other vision correcting surgeries.

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Corneal Cross-Linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops to create new corneal collagen cross-links. The treatment includes Photrexa® Viscous (riboflavin 5’-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution), Photrexa® (riboflavin 5’-phosphate ophthalmic solution) and the KXL® system. The combination of these medications results in a shortening and thickening of the collagen fibrils as well as stiffening of the cornea.

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Why Excel Eye Center?

Excel Eye Center doctors have extensive experience treating keratoconus including Corneal Cross-Linking. We use the very latest technology and offer patients the most advanced treatments available.

Working together, we will help determine which treatment will offer the most relief for your vision problems. Call to schedule your consultation today.

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