What Keratoconus treatments do we offer?

Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL), Intacs, mini-scleral contact lenses

Keratoconus is a stability problem of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped tissue of the eye.  Contact lenses sit right on top of the cornea).  As the corneal shape becomes more irregular, the vision deteriorates further.  Although keratoconus is a stability problem, most doctors focus on vision first.  However, if the cornea is not addressed, vision correction is a moving target.  Therefore, the stability of the cornea needs to be address first, and then, the vision correction is addressed.  Dr. Choi provides both CXL and intacs as surgical options to stabilize the cornea.  We also provide mini-scleral lens fitting (if your eye doctor does not provide this service) to correct the vision after surgery.

Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)There is hope!


What is CXL?

CXL is a surgical procedure where combination of riboflavin and UV light stiffen the cornea.  CXL slows down the progression of keratoconus.  Sometimes it is able to halt the progression.

What is CXL?

CXL is a surgical procedure where combination of riboflavin and UV light stiffen the cornea.  CXL slows down the progression of keratoconus.  Sometimes it is able to halt the progression.

Is it FDA approved?

Yes, it was FDA approved in 2016.  However, it is still NOT covered by insurance.

How effective is CXL?

Studies have shown CXL to be over 90% effective to slowing progression of keratoconus.

Why choose Dr. Choi for CXL?

Although CXL has only been approved by the FDA recently, Dr. Choi has been doing CXL for years.  He was the first to perform CXL in Alabama – years before any other ophthalmologists.  Simply put: he has years of more experience compared to any other eye surgeon in the state.

Intacsintra-corneal segment rings

Although some insurance companies cover the surgical fee for intacs surgery, they usually do NOT cover the laser fee associated with it nor the material (ring segments).

Real Results From Real People...

 
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I kept weighing the price of the surgery with the cost of my contact lenses and thought I was saving money. When I finally had laser correction surgery done I could see things I had never even noticed before. Not only did my vision improve but my life improved as well.

My only regret is that I wish I had done it sooner, I think of all
of these things I may have missed over the years.
Cynthia San Francisco, CA