Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin has been proven to not only stabilize the vision loss in patients with keratoconus and Keratoectasia but essentially stop it.

Dr Virendra Laser, Phaco Surgery Centre offers you cross linking of the cornea which is a new curative approach to increase the mechanical stability of corneal tissue. The aim of this treatment is to create addional chemical bonds inside the corneal stroma by means of a highly localized photo polymerization.
The indications or cross linking today are corneal actasia disorders, such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, iatrogonic keratectasia after refractive lamellar surgery and corneal melting that is not responding to conventional therapy.

The cornea takes a conical shape, and produces astigmatism due to which the rays of light cannot be focused properly, resulting in deterioration of the quality of vision. In the early stage of keratoconus, vision can often be improved using cylindrical correction in the glasses. However, in later stages most patients require rigid gas permeable lenses for improvement in quality of vision. A new treatment for keratoconus increases collagen crosslinking by applying a one-time-only topical dose of riboflavin drops to the cornea and exposing the cornea to a low amount of ultraviolet A (UVA) light.