Corneal cross-linking at the Bay Area Eye Institute

Avedro, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company, received FDA approval in 2016 for corneal cross-linking, a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet (UV) light and riboflavin (vitamin B2) eye drops.

Corneal cross-linking system by Avedro

Dr. Craig Berger is excited to announce the recent approval of this minimally invasive treatment, corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus! Corneal collagen cross-linking is NOW AVAILABLE at the Bay Area Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking:

  • Creates new corneal collagen cross-links
  • Results in a shortening and thickening of the collagen fibrils
  • Leads to the stiffening of the cornea

Corneal cross-linking provides patients a much-needed option to treat this debilitating disease. Patients suffering from progressive keratoconus can now receive a therapeutic treatment that has been rigorously tested and approved.

Corneal Cross-linking system by Avedro

Since FDA approval in 2016, Dr. Craig Berger and his experienced team has helped hundreds of keratoconus patients with this minimally invasive treatment. Proven to halt progression, corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus is AVAILABLE at the Bay Area Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida.

The only clinical trials allowed are investigational studies under an FDA approved IND. An IRB alone is not sufficient.

Billing J2787 with products other than Avedro, could be considered insurance fraud. Insurance policies generally state that only FDA approved products are covered.

It is important to understand the difference between approved, off label, and not approved. An unapproved product cannot be considered to be used in an off label fashion, as there is no label.

Doctor Berger is now offering corneal collagen cross-linking , the only FDA-approved therapeutic treatment for progressive keratoconus, to his Tampa Bay area keratoconus patients. Book an appointment with Dr. Berger to find out if corneal cross-linking is right for you.

Corneal cross-linking procedure steps – Slide show