Corneal Cross Linking

Corneal Cross Linking

Cross-linking is a surgical procedure used to repair a weakened or warped cornea. Collagen, an important substance that holds the cornea together, can be harmed by disease or surgery. The cornea is strengthened and reinforced by "cross-linking" new collagen fibers together.

Who Could Benefit from Cross-Linking?

Cross-linking has been approved for use in people who have:

  • Keratoconus

  • Corneal bulging (ectacia) after Lasik Surgery

After Cross Linking:

During the first week of healing, it is critical that you DO NOT:

  • rub or touch your eyes

  • get water in your eyes

  • wear eye makeup

  •  engage in strenuous exercise

  • be in smoky or dusty environments