Crosslinking is a procedure combined with laser myopia surgery, with the ability to create collagen crosslinks, helping to stabilize the corneal structure. Join Dr. Vu Anh Tuan - Professional Director of Japan International Eye Hospital to learn more about the outstanding benefits that the Crosslinking procedure can bring to myopic patients with high myopia or thin cornea.

Crosslinking procedure to reinforce the cornea is combined after laser myopia surgery

What is Crosslinking?

The mechanism of creating a corneal flap and/or removing a portion of the corneal stroma in laser myopia surgery will, to a greater or lesser extent, impact the biomechanical properties of the cornea, possibly leading to weakening. of the corneal stroma and reduce overall corneal stiffness. In rare cases, weakening of the cornea can lead to corneal dilatation and remyopia.

Crosslinking procedure combined with laser refractive surgery is a solution to help increase corneal stability for patients after laser surgery by using a combination of Riboflavin and UVA rays to create collagen crosslinks. for the cornea, indicated for cases of weak cornea after surgery or normal cornea but high nearsightedness.

Benefits of Crosslinking procedure when combined with laser myopia surgery

The Crosslinking procedure to reinforce the cornea after laser myopia surgery will bring many benefits to the patient such as increasing the stability of the cornea, helping to stabilize the quality of vision after surgery, and increasing the accuracy of the surgery. and limit the risk of recurrence after surgery.

According to Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, usually patients will not clearly feel the benefits that Crosslinking brings, because this is only a supportive procedure, enhancing the effectiveness of myopia surgery and prevention. risk and limit future complications. However, that doesn't mean that the Crosslinking trick doesn't work. On the contrary, this is a necessary treatment indication, advised by ophthalmologists in many cases.

Subjects suitable for the Crosslinking procedure

To be able to perform the Crosslinking procedure, patients need to meet the conditions for laser myopia surgery and not be allergic to Riboflavin and UVA rays.

In particular, Dr. Vu Anh Tuan emphasized two main groups of subjects who are often assigned to use the Crosslinking procedure:

  • Patients with high myopia, the amount of cornea removed is over 120 micrometers, which can lead to a deterioration in the biomechanical condition of the cornea, requiring additional reinforcement to increase durability.
  • Patients have thinner corneas than normal people, the cornea after surgery only reaches 280 - 300 micrometers.

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Cost of performing Crosslinking procedure to reinforce the cornea

As of March 2024, the cost of performing Crosslinking procedure at Japan International Eye Hospital is being applied as follows:

  • Cost for 1 eye: 9,000,000 VND.
  • Cost for 2 eyes: 16,000,000 VND.
Dr. Vu Anh Tuan performs Crosslinking procedure at Japan International Eye Hospital

Japan International Eye Hospital is a reputable address to perform Crosslinking procedure in Hanoi:

  • Experienced surgeons: A team of highly specialized doctors with extensive experience in treating refractive errors helps patients assess the suitability and necessity of performing the procedure and closely monitor the recovery process. return of the eye.
  • Modern medical equipment: Modern KXL machine system (Avedro, USA) is used during the Crosslinking procedure, possessing the highest capacity today (up to 45 mW/cm2), helping to reduce time. UVA radiation time, increasing patient comfort.
  • Comprehensive service: Strict and thorough examination process according to Japanese standards, nurses support patients 1:1 throughout the entire process of surgery & procedures, convenient procedures with ordering system electronic appointment.

It can be seen that the Crosslinking procedure to reinforce the cornea after laser myopia surgery is the optimal solution to help ensure eye safety and maintain long-term effectiveness of the surgery. To know whether your eyes need Crosslinking procedure or to learn more about the effects of Crosslinking corneal reinforcement procedure, please contact Japan International Eye Hospital for support.