cross_linkingIs a new treatment option that comes up with the use of collagen cross-links for keratoconus and the placement of Intrastromal rings or both, in order to decrease visual problems. The cross linking treatment involves scraping the patient’s cornea to apply Riboflavin (vitamin B2), a substance that sensitizes the collagen. Then, the creation of these new bridges or bonds between the long chains of collagen is stimulated by radiation of  special light within the ultraviolet range of a given wavelength, which applies a specific energy at a given distance for a preset time (30 minutes).

 

THIS TREATMENT STARTS AT US$ 1,885

 

 

 

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