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A 28-year-old female asked:

What advancements are there on keratoconus treatment other than transplants and contacts? does riboflavin+laser work?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Keratoconus can: be successfully treated with rigid or hybrid contact lenses, surgical intervention and recently with corneal collagen crosslinking with Riboflavin (CXL). CXL is not a cure for keratoconus but can slow its progression. Ask your Ophthalmologist for your best course of action.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: you are referring to collagen cross-linking which is designed to increase the strength of your cornea. It has been shown to be effective in helping to stabilize your cornea and prevent progression of keratoconus. It is worth going to see a corneal specialist for a consult.

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