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What once may have required a cornea transplant, now can be treated with a simple outpatient procedure called Cross-Linking. This is the only FDA-approved therapeutic treatment for progressive keratoconus.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally-shperical cornea bulges, creating a cone-like shape, and some cases, thins the cornea. This can cause distorted and blurry vision, and increased sensitivity to bright light.
What is Keratoconus?
What is Cross-Linking?
A minimally invasive procedure which involves the application of riboflavin, vitamin B2 eyedrops, followed by a very specific amount and duration of ultraviolet light. The procedure is used to stiffen the cornea in order to slow or prevent further disease progression.
If you've been diagnosed with Keratoconus, talk to your optometrist to determine if cross-linking is right for you. You can also fill out our consultation form, for more information, or to set-up an appointment.
Is Cross-Linking Right for Me?
Who Performs the Procedure?
Our Ophthalmologist, Dr. Jabin Krassin, is the only specialist in Minnesota, west of Minnetonka, to offer Cross-Linking for Keratoconus. The procedure is conducted by him and his team, and takes less than an hour to perform.