For patients who suffer with keratoconus or other types of corneal weakening conditions, Valley Eye Associates offers Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking and Intacs Corneal Rings. These treatment options can slow the progression of keratoconus by strengthening the bonds of the cornea.
The shape of the cornea is normally round, like a basketball, or, in the case of astigmatism, shaped like a football. In keratoconus, the cornea becomes cone-shaped and thinner, resulting in distorted vision. This can affect daily activities such as driving, reading, and favorite hobbies.
In a Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking treatment, drops of riboflavin are applied to the cornea and then “activated” using an ultraviolet light. The activated drops function to strengthen the corneal bonds, making the cornea more resistant to further warpage and, sometimes, reversing warpage.
Valley Eye Associates was part of an FDA study of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in 2010 and we continue to be a leader in offering this treatment to our patients.
If you have keratoconus, please call us at (800) 344‑4443 or fill out our contact form. Our corneal specialists will ensure you have access to the best possible treatment options.