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Should I Undergo Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin For My Keratoconus?

Posted By Patient Letter to the Editor On April 1, 2010 @ 12:12 am In Cornea,Patient Questions | Comments Disabled

I am 22 years of age and have been diagnosed with keratoconus. One of my doctors took an Orbscan and said that I need to do the collagen crosslinking with riboflavin (C3-R) procedure.

I have cylindrical power of -2.5 on my right eye and -2.0 in my left eye, and spherical power of -1 in both eyes.

My questions are:

1. Is this C3R is needed very urgently for me, or shall i continue with corrective contact lenses?

2. What will happen if i doesn’t do the C3-R procedure?

3. Is C3-R a complex procedure?

4. Will the C3-R improve the keratoconus quickly?

5. Is there is any other treatment for keratoconus besides C3-R or Cornea Transplantation?


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