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Paul J. Dubord MD, FRCSC, Inc.
Suite 1603 - 805 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K1
Tel: (604) 875-8889

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking
(CXL with Riboflavin)

A new technique of CXL using the photosensitizer Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and ultraviolet light (UVA) has been developed in Europe. Researchers have demonstrated a significant increase in corneal rigidity or stiffness after CXL using this Riboflavin/UVA treatment.

This method works by increasing collagen cross-linking, which is the natural "anchor" within the cornea. This anchor is responsible for preventing the cornea from bulging out and becoming steep and irregular, a consequence of advanced Keratoconus and ectasia.

European clinical studies evaluated the effect of the new CXL method in patients with Keratoconus and showed that, in all treated eyes, progression of the condition was halted.

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