Information on keratoconus and corneal collagen cross linking
For information on keratoconus please download the Moorfields Eye Hospital patient information leaflet here.
Corneal collagen cross linking is recommended for patients who are at risk of significant progression (worsening) of keratoconus. The aim of crosslinking is to stabilise the corneal shape (that is, to stop it getting any worse). At the beginning of the crosslinking procedure, the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) is brushed off. This can be done manually or with laser (Trans-PTK). Performing this step with laser often induces a subtle improvement in the shape of the cornea. Mr Flynn will discuss these options in detail at your consultation.
For an overview of corneal crosslinking please download the Moorfields Eye Hospital patient information leaflet here.