Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)
Corneal Cross-Linking Utah
How does CXL work?
Can I get vision correction if I have keratoconus?
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Is Corneal Cross-Linking Safe?
Does Corneal Cross-Linking hurt?
Will CXL improve my vision?
How long does CXL take?
Can you see after CXL?
When can I return to work after CXL?
What is epi-on and epi-off?
CXL was developed in Dresden, Germany in the late 1990’s. It was first tested on pig corneas in a lab. In order for the riboflavin to adequately absorb into the corneal stroma, the epithelial cells (the first layer of the cornea) needed to be removed from the pig corneas. This practice of removing the epithleium (epi-off) eventually transferred over to the first trials in humans. Since then, newer formulations of riboflavin have been developed allowing appropriate absorption through the corneal epithelium. This allows us to perform CXL while leaving the epithelium in place (epi-on). Leaving the epithelium in place (epi-on) is a much safer procedure with a more rapid recovery and a much lower risk profile.
Great vision starts with a consultation.
What consult time works best?
Vision Correction Center
1955 N 550 W, Provo, UT 85604
We collect eyeglass frames from previous vision correction patients and distribute them to people in developing nations worldwide.
1 hour 30 minutes • $150
This small investment goes towards your vision correction procedure. This visit is our most comprehensive eye exam.
Let’s donate your unneeded eyeglass frames to people in developing nations.
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