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Cornea cross-linking is a procedure that strengthens the cornea and prevents it from changing shape. The procedure creates covalent bonds between collagen molecules that make up the cornea. The procedure involves using UV light and riboflavin drops on the eye to achieve this. This procedure has only recently been approved for use and in general is performed for patients with cornea ectasia or keratoconus (conditions that cause the cornea to progressively elongate and thin). This procedure can be performed in the clinic in a minor room rather than the OR.
To discuss this procedure with someone, please email Christina Kelley at CKelley@lhs.org