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Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin (also abbreviated as C3R) is a non-invasive corneal treatment shown to slow the progression of keratoconus. What is the treatment for Keratoconus? 1. Use of Contact Lenses (Corneal Collagen Crossling Procedure) . (Information & Appointments for C3R). Fax: Strengthens the cornea with less evasive procedures– The solution will I have done a c3r procedure in my left eye and after c3r my number is.

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Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

These do not however prove effective for every patient. Every person heals differently and therefore can have a different ;rocedure of time required to fully heal or may have different results from the same treatment. Only states that it was defined “clinically and instrumentally within 6 months”. Treatment in progress with the cornea soaked with riboflavin and irradiated by the ultraviolet lamp.

Glycation refers to a reaction seen predominantly in diabetics that can lead to the formation of additional bonds between collagen. And i have the double vision also and that is what really kills me inside. The transepithelial approach was only to combat the discomfort that lasts for a day or so, but with the flipside that the C3R procedure effectiveness was reduced, healing was uneven.

Endothelial cell damage after riboflavin-ultraviolet: Learn more about Crosslinking of cornea using Accelerated C3R.

This needs to d3r implemented soon. Examination of the entire eye with Slit Lamp and a Retinal check up 4. Footnotes Source of Support: However, many of our patients are from out of India and do the follow ups with their local ophthalmologist. A firm commitment to quality is at the heart of all services provided at our centers at Bandra W and Marine Drive, Mumbai.


If one eye is weak, then with both eyes open we are seeing from the dominant eye as the brain learns to suppress the image of the weaker eye. Such powers in ill fitting or loose spectacles distort vision. v3r

First post C3R follow up the next day of procedure and the next one after Day procedurs. Q After the C3-R treamtent will my vision be perfect and I can avoid the glasses? If you had epi-off it can take several months to heal and this could be the cause of multiple images.

Benefits of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin

Bhumika October 30th,7: Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with Riboflavin C3R has been demonstrated in Europe to strengthen a weakened corneal structure.

Minimum 3 to 4 days after the C3R is done. However, you will receive all documents necessary for reimbursement Posted in: There should be no negative long-term effect. The Treatment Application- C3-R is directed under the epithelial cell layer.

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

The initial check up or tests are done prior to the treatment date and these include proecdure following: Mazzotta and colleagues have also presented two cases of post-operative corneal haze among a cohort of 40 eyes of 39 keratoconus patients.


A cross-linking procedure without epithelial removal would likely be less painful than one with the large diameter epithelial removal procedire above and would be ideal if it efficiently stabilized keratectasia. The days to stay away from work are the first days post procedure as the bandage lens proceedure removed on Day 4 and it may take upto another 2 days to be symptom free. Hence, no harm or damage occurs when this light is applied to the eyes.

Inability to wear contact lenses for several weeks after the treatment Changes in corneal shape necessitates fitting of a contact lens or a occasional change in spectacle correction.

When one shuts the good eye, it is only then that one can make out the huge difference in the weak eye.

C3r Procedure, Treatment and Cost

It is possible to consider PRK surface laser treatment after C3R has stabilized the eye procedhre there is documented stability. Here is what Dr.

Ehlers N, Hjortdal J. The average amount of topographic improvement we have observed is proccedure 2 D. We use Riboflavin which coats your cornea through and through its thickness. UV light was used to induce collagen cross-linking in riboflavin soaked porcine and rabbit corneas via the oxidation pathway.