Netsystems of Columbus has launched a monthly newsletter, the IT Insider, to provide “insider tips on how to make your business run faster, easier and more profitably”. We were excited to see that they picked up a West Georgia Eye Care Center blog as a feature in their client spotlight! Thank you, Netsystems for helping us get the message out about cross-linking!
From the IT Insider:
Corneal Cross-Linking, WGECC First to Offer New Innovative Treatment!
West Georgia Eye Care Center is excited to be the first in our region to offer Corneal Cross-Linking (KXL)! We have been the first in the region with multiple technologies, including multifocal premium lens implants, iFS and iLASIK technology, and elective Clear Lens Exchange among others, but being first is not the goal unto itself!
What is Corneal Cross-Linking?
Also called KXL, this procedure combines Vitamin B2(riboflavin) eye drops and ultra-violet (UV) light to strengthen corneas that have been weakened by disease. The treatment is indicated for selected patients with Keratoconus or Corneal Ectasia who may have previously had no therapeutic options for their disease. KXL is minimally invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis in the office.
Who decides if KXL is right for me?
West Georgia Eye Care Center has the only corneal fellowship trained specialists (James Brooks, Jr., MD and Cynthia Nix, MD) in our region; and, as its name indicates, Corneal Cross- Linking, is a procedure involving the cornea. Your eye doctor may refer you to one of our corneal specialists or you can call for an evaluation. After a complete and thorough eye examination with corneal testing, our physicians will advise you if KXL is recommended for you!