Corneal Collagen Crosslinking is the proven, effective treatment to prevent the progression of keratoconus; if performed early enough, it can prevent many of the problems associated with the condition. The procedure combines the use of ultra-violet light and Riboflavin eye drops.
I am a student in London, I was diagnosed back at home and learned that my condition was urgent. As soon as I arrived in London , I contacted Mr. Romesh and I want to thank him for his quick response , care and professionalism. My surgery went perfectly. I received all my medicine from the hospital with a timetable and my recovery was really fast . I am also receiving enough of follow up appointments to have an update on my condition. Thank you very much
My optician initially mentioned that I may have Keratoconus in one eye but told me not to worry about it. However, upon researching this condition in more detail and feeling my eyes deteriorate further, I searched for someone who knew what they were talking about, and in Mr Angunawela I found the best out there. He diagnosed me with Keratoconus in both eyes and said I need cross-linking to stop this progressing. He was clear, professional and friendly from start to finish and, thus far, the operation has been completely successful. I would recommend him over anyone for this type of operation.
We’ll take you through the process step by step and explain the potential complications to help you to weigh up the risks and benefits in order to make an informed decision regarding corneal collagen crosslinking.
Our consultants will tailor a bespoke treatment plan just for you, based on your current eye sight and personal needs.
Our dedicated team of consultants, nurses and patient co-ordinators will take you through our pre-op process ensuring all your questions are answered and you’re totally at ease.
The procedure is painless and minimally invasive, and is done as a day case under topical anaesthetic drops. The cornea is soaked in Riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops and then an ultraviolet light (UVA) is appleid to the cornea. A bandage contact lens is placed on the cornea at the end of the procedure for comfort and to protect it whilst it heals
After undergoing corneal cross linking for keratoconus, patients may experience pain in the affected eye for 3-5 days. They can expect to experience sensitivity to light. The bandage contact lens will be removed at a follow-up appointment after a few days. Patients should take time off work and other strenuous activities for up to a week, to allow time to heal.
After your surgery, we’ll be in touch to support you and follow up to see how you’re getting on with your new and improved eye sight.
We encourage yearly check ups to ensure your eye sight is remaining in perfect condition.
The costs below are both eyes and include an initial consultation and follow-up appointments.
Corneal collagen crosslinking
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