Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking services In Ambala

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What is Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking?

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a technique which uses UV light and a photosensitizer to strengthen chemical bonds in the cornea. The goal of the treatment is to halt progressive and irregular changes in corneal shape known as ectasia. These ectatic changes are typically marked by corneal thinning and an increase in the anterior and/or posterior curvatures of the cornea, and often lead to high levels of myopia and astigmatism. The most common form of ectasia is keratoconus and less often ectasia is seen after laser vision correction such as LASIK.

Indications

The primary purpose of crosslinking is to halt the progression of ectasia. Likewise, the best candidate for this therapy is an individual with a progressive ectatic disease of the cornea. The most common indication is keratoconus. Other diseases that may be candidates include Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Terrien Marginal Degeneration, and post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK or Radial Keratotomy) ectasia. There currently are no definitive criteria for progression, but parameters to consider are change in refraction (including astigmatism), uncorrected visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity, and corneal shape (topography and tomography).

Our Cornea Specialists

Dr.Vikas Mittal
Corneal Surgery, Laser Vision Correction
  • Qualification
    MS(Ophthalmology), MBBS, Fellow (Phacoemulsification) from Sankara Nethralaya, Fellow (Cornea and anterior segment) from LV Prasad Eye Institute, Fellow LVPEI Hyderabad, 16 Years Experience
  • Accomplishments
    • 16 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals (AJO, Clinical and Experimental Ophthal, Indian J Ophthalmol and Cornea)
    • Reviewer: American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology, Cornea
    • Invited faculty for many national and international ophthalmology meetings
    • Conducted instruction courses in various ophthalmic meetings including AlOS
    • Member, Asia Cornea Society, AIOS, EBAI
  • Awards
    • Dr JC Luthra Gold Medal for best scientific paper
    • Dr TP Agarwal Trophy for best scientific paper (Cornea)
    • Certificate of Merit for the ‘BEST PAPER PRESENTATION’
    • Best Paper Award in 2003 and 2004
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