What is Corneal Cross Linking?
Corneal Cross Linking (CXL) is a treatment that strengthens and stabilizes the corneal collagen. The cornea is the clear
“wind shield” of the eye that we look through and is made up of primarily collagen. Our bodies naturally “cross link” our
collagen as part of the normal aging process over several years of our life. The CXL treatment just accelerates that normal
aging change to help stabilize the corneal collagen in patients who have degenerative cornea diseases such as keratoconus,
corneal ectasia and pellucid marginal degeneration.