There are various methods to do CXL collagen crosslinking to fix keratoconus eye diseases one may e is the rapidness of the crosslinking procedure. Most crosslinking procedures are a 1/2 hour treatment session. This is the standard protocol being used in Europe and with the FDA Studies in the United States. It uses a lower frequency of ultraviolet light with the usage of riboflavin eyedrops applied to the cornea. Newer crosslinking devices now use a higher voltage ultraviolet light that cuts down the exposure treatment time. The treatment can be as low as just 3 minutes! it is now being studied in Europe which duration of light exposure and intensity of ultraviolet light is most efficacious for crosslinking in the future.
The Different Methods of CXL crosslinking & How it Works for the Treatment of Keratoconus
About the Author: Dr. Columbus
Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.