Keratoconus has an early stage treatment option: Corneal collagen cross-linking

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Keratoconus has an early stage treatment option: Corneal collagen cross-linking

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Application of collagen cross-linking therapy with UVA light (right) for keratoconus

Until recently, there was no way to prevent progression of keratoconus, but collagen cross-linking has now become the standard of care to halt the condition, and the earlier it begins, the better the short and long-term outcomes

Key points Progressive keratoconus affects young people and, in some cases, can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Corneal transplant has been