Keratoconus is a congenital eye disease. It relates to this, that the shape of the cornea changes; it becomes thinner and takes a cone-like shape. Its curvature with time undergoes more changes and the patient clearly experiences a drastic worsening of his vision. The final stage of the development of the disease leads to an inevitable transplant of the cornea, but thanks to the cross-linking method, this can be avoided.
Cross-linking the cornea means the crosslinking of bonds for mechanical stabilization of its tissue. The disease cannot be reversed but at least it can be arrested at its current level. In many cases, after the procedure, the patient observes a slow return of the cornea to its regular shape.