What is Cross Linking?
Keratoconus is a congenital (condition from birth) disease of the cornea and it belongs to the large group of hereditary corneal dystrophies.
Keratoconus is a fairly uncommon condition that affects the cornea (the transparent window at the front of the eye). It is mostly congenital. It can also occur as a complication of LASIK when the condition is called ectasia.
Keratoconus causes changes within the structure of the cornea making it weaker and thin resulting in a ‘cone shaped’ forward bulge. Keratoconus leads to myopia (short sight) and, if the steepening is uneven, also astigmatism. With Keratoconus, visual distortion can become difficult to correct with spectacles, although contact lenses (usually rigid) can provide more functional visual performance.
What is cataract surgery and what do I need to know?
Cataract surgery removes your cloudy natural lens and replaces it with a clear plastic lens (a lens implant). This is done though a small cut in the tough wall of the eyeball (the cornea or sclera). The implant usually goes in the lens capsule, which is left in its original place in the eye. The cut usually seals by itself, but some patients need a stitch. The stitch either dissolves or is removed at a later clinic visit.
Corneal Collagen Cross Linking & Keratoconus