Corneal Crosslinking (C3R)

Corneal crosslinking is used to treat Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a disease in which the cornea becomes cone-shaped which gradually increases resulting in unclear vision. This is seen more commonly in the 12-18 yrs age group. In the advanced stage patient may lose his/her eye sight forever. By corneal crosslinking progression of Keratoconus can be stopped.


A corneal abrasion is a scratch on your eye. It can be because of injury, infection , external particles, over wearing of contact lenses, rubbing hard, etc

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea, It’s also known as keratitis

A cornea transplant is also called keratoplasty. Vision can be brought back to normal after successful corneal grafting, if vision is affected because of corneal injury or infection

Corneal cross-linking is a treatment for the Keratoconus issue, which affects the front part of the Eye called the Cornea. In this condition, the front part of your eye called the cornea, thins out and gets weaker over time. This makes it bulge into a cone shape, which can distort your vision and make it hard to see. If the symptoms of keratoconus get severe, you will need a corneal transplant.

In corneal cross-linking, doctors use eyedrop medication and ultraviolet (UV) light from a special machine to make the tissues in your cornea stronger. The goal is to keep the cornea from bulging more.

It’s called “cross-linking” because it adds bonds between the collagen fibers in your eye. They work like support beams to help the cornea stay stable. Corneal cross-linking is the only treatment that can stop progressive keratoconus from getting worse& avoid a corneal transplant.