Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking at See Clearly Vision

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking also goes by KXL, CXL and corneal crosslinking.

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking is an in-office surgical procedure for eyes that have been damaged by keratoconus.  Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking is performed by applying a liquid riboflavin (Vitamin B2) to the surface of the eye, followed by treatment with a controlled ultraviolet light.

The Procedure

During your initial examination, one of our doctors will perform a comprehensive examination, including corneal topography, measurements of the thickness of your cornea and other variables to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.

The Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking procedure takes 60 minutes. Your surgeon will begin by gently removing the epithelial layer of your cornea. The riboflavin eye drops will then be administered, followed by treatment with UV light. A bandage contact lens will be placed on the eye after the procedure. Topical antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops will be prescribed.

Our Expertise

Our corneal experts at See Clearly Vision are highly qualified and adept at treating corneal conditions such as keratoconus. Our very own Rajesh K. Rajpal, M.D. serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Avedro, which has produced the only FDA approved Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking device in the U.S. and is the world leader in Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking science.  See Clearly Vision is one of the first and primary practices to conduct the clinical trials for FDA approval of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Doctors Rajesh Rajpal, Khoa Hoang, Christine Wisecarver and Dawn Williams as investigators. At See Clearly Vision, we take pride in our knowledge and training, offering only the best and most up-to-date procedures to our patients.

If you have any questions regarding Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking, or if you think you may benefit from this procedure, please call us at one of our convenient locations in Tysons/McLean VA, Arlington VA or Rockville MD offices.