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Are there any new treatments for keratoconus?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Vitamin b2/riboflavin eye drops along with ultraviolet light has been successfully used in clinical trials to strengthen the cornea and reduce the need for corneal transplants.
See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=skh9mejytra.

In brief: Yes

Vitamin b2/riboflavin eye drops along with ultraviolet light has been successfully used in clinical trials to strengthen the cornea and reduce the need for corneal transplants.
See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=skh9mejytra.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Collagen cross-links

Keratoconus in many cases can be treated with corneal collagen cross linking.
This is now offered by many corneal specialists. You should be seeing such a specialist if you have this condition.

In brief: Collagen cross-links

Keratoconus in many cases can be treated with corneal collagen cross linking.
This is now offered by many corneal specialists. You should be seeing such a specialist if you have this condition.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. William Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Crosslinking

Corneal collagen crosslinking is the newest treatment for keratoconus.
It was developed in 1998 - and has been shown to stop the progression of keratoconus. It is still not approved in the us - but there are many clinical trials - include cxlusa - which I am a part of.

In brief: Crosslinking

Corneal collagen crosslinking is the newest treatment for keratoconus.
It was developed in 1998 - and has been shown to stop the progression of keratoconus. It is still not approved in the us - but there are many clinical trials - include cxlusa - which I am a part of.
Dr. William Trattler
Dr. William Trattler
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology

In brief: Current Treatment

Current treatment for keratoconus are intacs and cxl.

In brief: Current Treatment

Current treatment for keratoconus are intacs and cxl.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology

In brief: There are!

Collagen cross-linking is a new treatment for keratoconus, a structural deficiency of the cornea resulting in stretching and bowing of the its curvature.
This leads to reduced vision, high refractive error (mostly astigmatism), and breakdown of the corneal clarity. Intacs, segments of silicone inserted into the cornea to reshape it, are another option. Ask your eyemd for your closest provider!

In brief: There are!

Collagen cross-linking is a new treatment for keratoconus, a structural deficiency of the cornea resulting in stretching and bowing of the its curvature.
This leads to reduced vision, high refractive error (mostly astigmatism), and breakdown of the corneal clarity. Intacs, segments of silicone inserted into the cornea to reshape it, are another option. Ask your eyemd for your closest provider!
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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