Keratoconus causes progressive cornea deformation sentencing young patients to lifelong dependence on hard-to-tolerate contact lenses or worse, cornea transplantation.
A new treatment, cornea collagen crosslinking, has transformed the prognosis of keratoconus
Normal cornea profile (left). Keratoconic cornea profile (right)
Crosslinking treatment for a keratoconic eye
Crosslinking treatment of progressive keratoconus: new hope
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2006 vol 17/4(356-60). Wollensak G
5-year results of the Dresden clinical study showed that in all 60 treated eyes the progression of keratoconus was stopped.