What is Keratoconus and safe-effective treatment

If you think epithelium off crosslinking therapy can help treat your keratoconus and want to make sure to maximize the chances for success, then the EBK-Cross procedure is the ideal choice.

EBK-Cross creates borders that deliver faster healing and less risk of haze compared to other techniques.

Choose the safest, gentlest and most effective epithelium removal method for crosslinking treatment for keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an uncommon condition in which the normally round, dome-like cornea (the clear front window of the eye) becomes thin in a specific area and develops a cone-like bulge resulting in significant visual impairment.


Is EBK-Cross right for me?

If you're looking for a safe, reliable treatment then the answer is yes. There may be many options available; but you only have one set of eyes!

EBK(TM) (Epi-Bowman's Keratectomy) -Cross is the only procedure that removes the epithelium layer by layer, leaving Bowman's layer completely intact and creating borders that unifies riboflavin absorption for an effective solution and enhanced healing.

A safe and effective treatment for keratoconus

Corneal crosslinking, or CXL, strengthens corneal tissue to halt bulging of the eye's surface in keratoconus. Epithelium-off crosslinking, is an in-office procedure that does not involve surgical incisions into the eye or stitches. It is a relatively non-invasive procedure that is done with vitamin drops and ultraviolet light.

The procedure involves removing the outer portion of the cornea (epithelium) to allow riboflavin, a type of B vitamin, to be applied to the cornea. The riboflavin is then activated with an ultraviolet (UV) light.

By preserving the Bowman's layer completely intact, EBK-Cross is the ideal method to remove the epithelium in crosslinking procedures to treat kerotoconus.

4 Steps to treating keratoconus with EBK-Cross

Pre-operative Exam
Your doctor will perform tests to ensure that you suitable for the EBK-Cross procedure

Epithelial Removal
A few seconds before the procedure begins you will be given anesthetic eye drops. Your doctor will then gently remove the epithelium. EBK-Cross leaves smooth border to create and prepare the ideal treatment bed for the riboflavin absorption.

Ribflavin Application
Now your doctor will apply a small silicon ring on your cornea, which will be filled with riboflavin. UV light will be applied to the area to activate the riboflavin. The corneal ring will be removed and the cornea washed with a special ophthalmic cleaning solution.

Aftercare
You will need to wear the therapeutic contact lens 24 hours a day for the next few days and apply special eye drops that promote healing. Your vision will be a bit blurry as the epithelium heals over the next few days. After this you should be able to return gradually to your regular routine.

How does it work?
Using the EBK-Cross procedure, your doctor will gradually and gently remove the epithelium, layer by layer. Once your doctor removes the epithelium, no further removal of tissue is possible. This guarantees that no damage is caused to the layers beneath. This controlled, uniform procedure ensures a more accurate and safe treatment.
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