The Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) is offering topography guided corneal collagen cross linking to QEI Clinic patients with keratoconus, using the new Avedro Mosaic machine. According to QEI, this is the only cross-linking machine available that can deliver extra energy to the more distorted parts of the cornea to work towards regularising a patient’s cornea and vision.
Dr Brendan Cronin and colleague Dr David Gunn are the only ophthalmologists in Australia who are currently able to offer this technology
Corneal collagen cross-linking is the main form of treatment for keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to lose its regular shape and become distorted, resulting in vision impairment. It uses ultraviolet light and riboflavin to enhance the chemical bonds between the layers of cornea to increase its strength.
While traditional cross-linking machines are only able to strengthen corneas, the new technology also improves the shape.
“The mosaic machine uses extremely advanced iris recognition technology to correctly identify a patient, their pupil and track the movements of the eye. It can then deliver a custom designed treatment aimed at improving the patient’s vision,” said Dr Brendan Cronin from the QEI Clinic.
Dr Brendan Cronin and colleague Dr David Gunn are the only ophthalmologists in Australia who are currently able to offer this technology.