KERALUX

FOR KERATOCONUS

Keralux Micro-CXL can be used for any crosslinking protocol including conventional Epi-off and Epi-on.

This technology allows an optimal energy transfer to the cornea across the irradiated area. Neither the irregular corneal shape nor eye movement affect the treatment result. Keralux disposable Micro CXL is  a milestone with respect to safety and effectivity of corneal cross linking.

KERALUX treatment is safe and effective as well as quick and easy to perform. The high-end microelectronics allows an automated irradiation process.

 

 

Conventional Crosslinking

In conventional crosslinking up to 15% failure rate are reported. In these cases the diseases progresses despite therapy.

One reason for the high treatment failure rates is probably that the energy transfer to the cornea is often insufficient. Due to the irregular shape of the keratoconus cornea (red curvature in the right picture), the energy transfer to the cornea varies across the irradiated area (blue area in the right picture). The desired intensity only occurs at the apex. The effective intensity in the pathologic area, i.e. at the steep slopes of the cone is reduced.

 

 

KERALUX Crosslinking

KERALUX has a closed irradiation channel. This irradiation channel rests right on the eye and is lined inside with a diffuse UV-A reflector. The UV-light source emits light rays with a defined opening angel. As a result, diffuse multiple reflections occur on the inner wall of the irradiation channel. The light strikes the cornea from all sides. The result is a homogeneous intensity distribution over the irradiated area of the cornea which is independent from the local steepness (blue intensity area in the right picture). As KERALUX moves with the eye the treatment is also independent from eye movements. The closed tubular irradiation channel protects also the environment e.g. second eye of the patient or medical staff from secondary radiation.