Your cornea is the clear, dome-shaped covering of the front of your eye that focuses the light coming into your eye. Keratoconus is a condition when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone and changes the shape of the cornea creates out of focus light rays. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted, making daily tasks like reading or driving difficult.
Many patients with advanced Keratoconus or post-LASIK ectasia will need a cornea transplant to restore their vision if they cannot comfortably wear a hard contact lens. A new FDA-approved procedure known as Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) can stop the progression of corneal thinning by using UV light and Riboflavin eye drops to strengthen the weak cornea to keep patients from needing contact lenses or glasses.
Advanced Vision Care was one of a few sites across the country involved in the FDA trial, which ultimately led to its approval in 2016. We are proud to now offer the only FDA-approved treatment shown to stabilize the cornea in patients with Keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia.