Cross – Linking
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) works by first infusing and saturating the corneal stroma with riboflavin and irradiating the cornea with a specific wavelength (360 nm) of light. The ultraviolet light creates free radicals, which then cause covalent bonding between adjacent stromal collagen fibers, which increases the tensile strength of the cornea and can halt ectatic disease. Corneal cross linking can prevent the keratoplasty in patients affected with keratoconus and ectacic disorders of the cornea
Dr Kambo is using KXL with VIBEX RAPID riboflavin from AVEDRO for keratokonus Cross linking procedure.
KXL cross linking is shorter than classic procedure CXL and effective for the patients .