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Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

This is a tried-and-tested method of preventing the continuity of keratoconus. Should it be carried out on time, most of the issues linked with this cornea disorder can be kept at bay. This is very important because, by nature of its progressiveness, keratoconus can get more severe and do more harm to the eyes. Corneal collagen crosslinking treats keratoconus using a blend of Riboflavin eye drops and UV light.

The Definition Of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

This is a medical treatment for keratoconus with the aid of Riboflavin eye drops and ultraviolet light. When performing the procedure, the cornea is soaked in vitamin b2 (Riboflavin), and UV light is shone on it.

Acting as a catalyst, the ultraviolet light speeds up a chemical reaction that causes bonds to form between the cornea supporting collagen fibres; a process also referred to as crosslinking. The cornea becomes stronger and able to resist any alteration in shape induced by keratoconus.

At Optimal Vision, we offer advanced Avedro Collagen Crosslinking. The time-efficiency of this procedure stands as a major perk since patients only spend a few minutes to treat each eye. On the other hand, it will take about 1 hour to fix each eye using the traditional non-Avedro procedure.

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking And Its Types

We offer a higher version of the primary corneal collagen crosslinking, also referred to as Avedro Collagen Crosslinking at our practice. Since we aim to deliver only effective and convenient eye care to our patients, this method takes less time which is far quicker than the conventional style that needs around 1 hour for completion.

Kerarings surgery is yet another method of correcting keratoconus in patients. Here, a special channel is created in the cornea, and through it, precision ring segments are inserted. Their function is to reduce the bulge in the cornea due to keratoconus and give it the normal shape. With this treatment, there is less need for contact lenses.

Treatment Of Keratoconus Using Corneal Collagen Crosslinking At A Starting Price Of £1,600 For Each Eye

Your eyes are vital for regular day to day life and they shouldn’t be taken for granted, especially if you are experiencing any form of poor eyesight. This is why we offer only tailor-made treatment without compromise to help you achieve the best sight.

Since we have our patients' best interest at heart, we have a transparent price system without hidden charges. Our credit payment plan carries a 0% interest, and it can be paid over 6, 10 or 12 months. So, you can have this innovative optical care using our flexible payment system. 

For a complete breakdown of the prices for our treatment and finance options, kindly schedule an appointment with us at Optimal Vision. Our doctors will attend to you and answer all your questions.

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The Procedure For Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Since this treatment is very effective and requires expertise to achieve optimum results, it is essential you know what's involved in the process even as you are making arrangements to get that blurred vision corrected. So, we will be giving you a step by step explanation of how the treatment is done.

Initial consultation

Our surgeons will give you complete details about this procedure during your initial meeting. This will explain all the risks, complications, and efficacy associated with the treatment so that you can think through the perks and see if it's something you really need to do. You are free to ask any questions during the consultation on areas you don't understand. We hope to aid your decision by telling you all you need to know about the corneal collagen crosslinking. This way, you can decide to go on or cancel any further plans to get treated with this advanced solution.

Custom treatment plan

Following your thorough consultation with our experts where your eye condition will be examined, medical history previewed, and your needs discussed, we will go ahead and arrange a treatment plan that will specifically take care of your case. No two eye issues are the same because individuals are different. So, we would take our time to give you a treatment that's peculiar to your condition. Bear in mind that at Optimal Vision, our cutting edge eyecare technology has proven to be very effective at correcting keratoconus. You will get the best eye solution possible.

Pre-surgery preparation

Though part of your initial consultation will deal with what to expect before the surgery, here any further information you need to know will be discussed. And as always, you can ask your questions - anything that bothers you, and it will be addressed. To make the process more comfortable and convenient for you, we have an incredible team of consultants, nurses, and staff that are friendly, understanding and compassionate. We will give you all the pre-operation support to ensure the treatment goes on as planned. So, you can be sure of a very safe and effective surgical procedure.

Surgery

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking is a minimally invasive procedure that involves zero pain. Patients who undergo this procedure do so under topical anaesthetic drops. Your cornea will be soaked in drops of Riboflavin (vitamin b2) after which it will be exposed to ultraviolet light. After the entire procedure, the surgeon will cover the cornea with a bandage contact lens. The essence of this is to keep your cornea safe at night and during the day throughout the healing period and to make you feel comfortable. Before long, you should be able to get better and use your eyes again.

Recuperation

For 3 - 5 days after corneal collagen crosslinking, patients may feel some discomfort in the eye. Sensitivity to light after the operation should also be expected. During your follow-up appointment, which will be after a couple of days, the bandage contact lens will be taken off. We advise that you stay away from work and activities that are stressful for about a week so you can get better. Just relax at home and avoid anything that will put a strain on your eyes. Bear in mind that the essence of getting this treatment in the first place is to improve your vision. So, do the needful.

Follow-up appointment

We don't just treat patients and discharge them without care. This means that post-surgery, we will give you all the support and follow-up to know how much progress your corrected sight is making. You can report any experiences you are having during the aftercare and be sure to get useful advice and tips on how best to keep your eyes free from disease and infection. Over time, our follow-up checks have been successful, and patients feel loved and cared for. Optimal Vision will always take care of you.

Checkup every year

To make the most out of your treatment, we advise our patients to attend yearly checkups to see that their vision remains in tip-top condition.

What's The Cost Of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking?

Corneal collagen crosslinking

£1,600 or £120 for a period of 12 months

Keraring surgery

£2,400 or £180 for a period of 12 months

Crosslinking using laser

£3,300 to £4,500

The prices listed above are for one eye and covers follow-up visits. The keraring surgery price is dependent on how complex the treatment is.

We Offer Finance Options And Credit Payment Without Interest

Our finance options come with a 0% interest rate. This helps the payment for surgery to be spread over a 12 months period.

However, an initial 10% deposit is to be paid, and the remaining fee spread over either 6, 10 or 12 months depending on which is convenient for you at a 0% interest rate.

You can see us to know how we can be of help to you and how our convenient system of payment can be of benefit.

Bottom Line

There is nothing as important as having healthy eyes. Blurred vision can make life uncomfortable for you. But the good news is that there are bespoke and effective methods of treating poor vision, including the corneal collagen crosslinking surgery.

Another vital thing to consider is your choice of surgeon. Surgery done by a professional will not only be very effective but long-lasting. Always go for a qualified and experienced surgeon for eye treatment, knowing how delicate these organs are.

Need Optical Help?

Don't know where to get corneal collagen crosslinking? Waste no time, just come to us at Optimal Vision, we have some of the best surgeons in practice to ensure everything works smoothly. Again, our clinic is well equipped with modern technologies that make optical work fast, easy, and effective. You should come by if you are experiencing a fuzzy vision that's affecting your overall health. 

We give specialised treatment depending on your eye condition and results from our diagnostic testing and evaluation. Should you have any questions about corneal collagen crosslinking surgery, feel free to ask us during your appointment. Our surgeons will be happy to provide answers. At Optimal Vision, we work to give you the best vision.

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Dr Amir Mani - Specialist refractive surgeon

One of the most experienced refractive surgeons in London

Dr Mani has performed more than 20,000 ophthalmic procedures, including LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Femto Cataract, RLE, Lens ICL and Phakic IOL Surgery

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