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Corneal Cross Linking

What Is It?

What does it involve?

Corneal cross-linking involves subjecting the cornea to ultraviolet radiation to strengthen it and slow down deformation caused by keratoconus.

When is it carried out?

In keratoconus patients who still have good visual acuity, but successive tests show that it is progressing.

Prior examination

A comprehensive eye examination.

Prior examination

Comprehensive eye examination and corneal topography.

Before the surgery

Patients usually suffer discomfort for 3-4 days after surgery. The use of therapeutic contact lenses and analgesics can reduce pain and discomfort.


The duration of the intervention is long (approx. one hour). It is performed under topical anaesthesia and on an outpatient basis.


There are no significant risks.

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