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Transforming the standard
of care for progressive keratoconus.
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Why should you get
Cross-Linking treatment?

Save your vision

 

Keratoconus, often referred to as "KC," is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the typically round, dome-shaped cornea (the clear part of your eye) progressively thins and weakens, causing a cone-like bulge and optical irregularity of the cornea. The goal of cross-linking  is to stiffen the cornea to slow or prevent further progression of the condition and preserve your vision.

San Diego's Top Surgeons

We are proud and honored to work with our amazing board-certified ophthalmologist who specialize in corneal and external diseases such as keratoconus and cross-linking. Our doctors love and care for each patient and make sure that they get the best treatment they deserve. You can check out our full list of doctors here.

Covered by most insurances

The medical necessity of iLink™ corneal cross-linking has become widely recognized. As a result, the procedure is covered by over 95% of commercial insurance providers. Please contact your insurance carrier or healthcare provider to understand any out-of-pocket costs you may be responsible for.

Most advanced technology

We use iLink™ technology. In 2016, iLink™ corneal cross-linking became the only FDA-approved cross-linking procedure for the treatment of progressive keratoconus. Today, iLink™ remains the only FDA-approved corneal cross-linking procedure for progressive keratoconus, offering an effective treatment that can slow or halt the progression of this sight-threatening disease.

60 minutes is all it takes

The actual procedure takes about an hour, but you will be at the office for approximately 2 hours to allow sufficient time for preparation and recovery before you return to the comfort of your own home.

complications are Rare and Minor

Like any surgery there will be some risks involved. In general, cross-linking is very safe. About 3% of patients will experience some loss of vision in the treated eye as a result of haze, infection, or other complications. Without cross-linking treatment, at least 20% of all patients with keratoconus will eventually require a corneal transplant. 

Normal cornea compared to a keratoconus cornea.

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