Common "Cxl" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


CXL stands for corneal cross-linking. It is an eye procedure to treat keratoconus and other corneal diseases to strengthen the weakened cornea. The side effects include dry eyes, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and eye discomfort. It is most effective at a younger age; retreatment is required after seven to eight years.

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Will CXL raise intraocular pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my CXL procedure done for my right eye one month ago, and my vision is even worst than before. I was prescribed Tobradex (Tobramycin) eye drops a day thrice. My IOP, when recently checked, was raised to 30.5, and I am labeled as a steroid responder. Therefore, my medication is chan...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you a keratoconus patient? For what reason did you get CXL (corneal cross-linking) done? Tobradex (Tobramycin) is a very weak steroid antibiotic combination. You have not taken much of it, even if you are a responder to steroids. That would be odd to have this IO...  Read Full »

How long to continue the eye drops after CXL eye surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She has undergone CXL surgery before a month. Due to pandemics, it is impossible to consult a doctor. After undergoing surgery, she uses Vigamox ophthalmic solution IP 0.5% three times a day and Carboxymethylcellulose eye drops IP five times a day. Is this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CXL (corneal cross-linking) surgery is done for keratoconus. Usually, antibiotic drops are given for four to six weeks and so you can continue using Vigomax (Moxifloxacin) two to three times a day for six weeks. Lubricant or artificial tears can be used for the long-ter...  Read Full »

How to reduce the residual refractive error after three months of Lasix and cxl?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got LASIK and CXL in one eye, and Epi-LASIK for the other eye. The Epil-LASIK was done a month back. My vision is 6/18 with -2.5 in Epi-LASIK treated eye and 0.5 in LASIK treated eye. The enhancement was not possible as my cornea thickness was low. Can I use spectacles? Some...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use glasses for residual refractive errors. Diplopia is common above 2 diopter difference. However, it may not be the case in every patient. Some people can tolerate larger differences as well. Also, using contact lenses is an option. You can use it in one eye...  Read Full »

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