CORNEAL CROSSLINKING

Corneal Crosslinking With Riboflavin (C3-R) For Keratoconus

A new technique for the treatment of keratoconus is that of corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin (vitaminB2). This is an office procedure during which riboflavin drops are applied to the cornea and then activated by ultraviolet light to “crosslink” or strengthen the structural corneal collagen proteins which are weakened in keratoconus. In studies published so far, this appears to be a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique to arrest the progression of keratoconus. Some studies have even found that corneal crosslinking can even reverse some of the changes of keratoconus resulting in improved visual function.