It is important to realize that the goal of treatment is not a refractive endpoint—even if CXL is combined with laser vision correction surgery, such as PRK. The main purpose of the treatment is to limit further progression, as well as improve and stabilize the shape of the cornea to provide better functional vision. Spectacles and/or contact lenses (hard or soft) will usually still be required.

The best news is that this minimally invasive procedure has very few risks and avoids the disruption that comes with corneal transplantation. With CXL, patients can continue their lifestyles and jobs with useful vision.

Minnesota Eye Consultants

Minneapolis, MN

Thomas Eye Group

Atlanta, GA