Cornea Lux is a new custom-made service by Svjetlost Eye Clinic. It is personalized to the needs of patients for the treatment of corneal diseases. Through the Cornea Luc service, patients with reduced visual acuity which is insufficient for normal functioning, (e.g., inability to obtain a driver's license caused by changes in the cornea) will be able to improve their overall quality of vision. Diagnostics and treatment of patient are personalized according to their condition dependent on the scar or eye error.
The current generally accepted practice in Croatia and Southeast Europe is for patients with the disease to have a corneal transplant. The Cornea Lux primary goal is to reduce the number of corneal surgeries and reduce the degree of disability in people with corneal diseases such as corneal degeneration (primarily keratoconus), granular dystrophy, and injuries and infections of the cornea.
There are multiple advantages of the Cornea Lux method, recovery time is up to six times shorter, shorter postoperative therapy, no need for immunosuppressive therapy, and the need for corneal transplant surgery is delayed or eliminated. The Cornea Lux service cost is up to 40% lower than other methods. This process increases the overall quality of life through a significant improvement in visual acuity and eye health without the need for the surgery. This results in shorter recovery times, lower medical costs and reduced income loss throughout the treatment sick leave).
There are several alternatives to corneal transplantation on the market:
- use of PTK modules on laser – the problem of this solution is that it is not personalized, that is, the tissue is equally removed from all parts of the cornea without guiding the laser to the problem area
- manually scraping dystrophy - this is a manual process and not as precise as a programmed laser when it comes to dystrophy and scarring
- topographic treatment of keratoconus - this method has a low medical general acceptance due to fears that the treatment further destabilizes the cornea. This is not based new on knowledge and evidence-based medicine.
Cornea Lux combines well-known procedures and methods in the treatment of eye disease; includes special diagnostic procedures; tailored medications before and after the procedure; personalized abrasion profiles; advanced models of immune modulation of tissue response to the procedure – creating a unique innovative protocol.
This procedure lasts 30 to 45 minutes compared to the 20-minute classic laser surgery for removing the diopter.
Past corneal treatment procedures have several drawbacks namely extremely long recovery and sick leave periods (minimum 3 months), ongoing doctor's check-ups and hospitalization of minimum 7 days, post-surgery immunosuppressive therapy was required, and in a number of cases, re-transplantation of the cornea. In the case of corneal transplant in both eyes, the period between operations is at least one year, and the second transplant becomes a higher risk for rejection.
The innovative Cornea Lux method eliminates or greatly reduces the above problem areas and improves patients’ quality of life during and after treatment.
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