Callogen Cross Linking

Collagen Cross Linking

Who is suitable for Collagen Cross linking (CXL) treatment?

Anyone with progressive Keratoconus is potentially suitable for Collagen Cross Linking. Early treatment with CXL can prevent the need for corneal grafting.

However, Collagen Cross linking can still be beneficial decades after Keratoconus has begun to develop.

To find out how you might benefit from corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) with riboflavin, contact our St Helens Clinic today on 01744 646 643. Mr Deepak Chitkara will be happy to discuss this advanced treatment method with you in detail.


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About the procedure

In most cases, corrective lenses are effective enough to allow the patient to continue to drive legally and function normally. They must usually be fitted by a specialist in keratoconus. Lens choices include hard RGP, sclerals and hybrids, however some patients prove to have low tolerance. If the keratoconus is not too advanced, we can offer collagen cross-linking with riboflavin (CXL), a non-surgical treatment that can stop keratoconus from progressing.

CXL keratoconus treatment is a safe, painless, out-patient procedure. Viewpoint Vision’s new method of CXL treatment means that there is minimal discomfort afterwards; maybe a slight feeling of grittiness for the first 24 hours.

We are the only clinic that can perform the procedure on both eyes simultaneously.

Patient Feedback

"After wearing contacts for 20yrs I took the plunge and had contact implants done, wow I'm only 3 days post op and I'm over the moon the whole experience from the consultation to the operation was fantastic."

Andy C

 Callogen Cross Linking

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