Corneal cross-linking is an extremely safe procedure which is approved in all 25 European Union nations and the U.S. However, there are alternatives to the treatment, including hybrid contact lenses. Most often, the recommended alternative for advanced keratoconus and similar issues is a corneal transplant, which is much more complex and carries a higher risk of complications than cross-linking.
Corneal ectasia and keratoconus are progressive corneal diseases which will continue to worsen without treatment. Corneal cross-linking is a simple, safe procedure which can stabilize your cornea and keep your vision safe. Speak to a doctor today about whether the treatment is right for you.