What Is Corneal Crosslinking & Am I a Good Candidate?

If you have been diagnosed with post-LASIK ectasia or keratoconus, Milwaukee Eye Surgeons can treat either condition with corneal crosslinking. The procedure is quick and easy and stabilizes and strengthens your cornea. This in-office procedure can help you achieve corneal stability and prevent blindness. Here is what you should know. 

What Is Corneal Crosslinking?

Corneal crosslinking is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses conditions that affect your cornea. It uses special eye drops in conjunction with ultraviolet light to relink the collagen fibers in your cornea. In addition, the FDA approves epithelium-off corneal linking for progressive keratoconus, ensuring that it can help you relieve your symptoms.

How Corneal Crosslinking Works

Once we determine that you are a good candidate for corneal crosslinking, you will come in for the procedure. We administer a local anesthetic and then remove the epithelium from your cornea. Riboflavin eye drops are administered, the we point an ultraviolet light at your eye. This process creates new collagen links between the fibers in your cornea. After the procedure, we will place a bandage contact lens in your eye to limit pain and speed up healing.

How Do I Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Corneal Crosslinking?

The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for corneal crosslinking is to make an appointment for a consultation with Milwaukee Eye Surgeons. Dr. Kenneth Weinlander will review your medical history, complete a comprehensive eye exam, and discuss your symptoms and goals.

You are more likely to benefit from corneal crosslinking if your cornea is otherwise healthy and has a normal shape. If we can treat your cornea issues sooner rather than later, it is easier to improve the shape and structure of the cornea. The procedure also allows you to wear contacts more comfortably.

Schedule a Consultation in Brookfield, WI, Today

Milwaukee Eye Surgeons serves Brookfield and the surrounding areas in Wisconsin. To find out more about corneal crosslinking, speak with Dr. Weinlander at Milwaukee Eye Surgeons. Schedule a consultation today by calling our office at 414-377-5550. Dr. Weinlander has extensive experience teaching advanced surgical techniques around the world. He is committed to providing trusted services to patients to ensure they achieve the best possible results.

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