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Places to look for reassurance

One thing to be aware of throughout your keratoconus experience: you’re not alone. There are support groups, advocacy organizations, and resources that can make your journey easier. 

Keratoconus community networks

Keratoconus Group (Follow)
Keratoconus Group (Join)
Keratoconus Community
Keratoconus on Reddit

Advocacy Groups

National Keratoconus Foundation
Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
Cornea Research Foundation of America
Prevent Blindness

WiseEyes Video Series

Check out WiseEyes – an informational podcast video series sponsored by Glaukos on topics related to keratoconus (a sight-threatening and progressive eye disease in which the cornea weakens and thins over time) and iLink® corneal cross-linking (an FDA-approved procedure that slows or halts the progression of keratoconus and preserves vision)!

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Important Safety Information

Ulcerative keratitis, a potentially serious eye infection, can occur. Your doctor should monitor defects in the outermost corneal layer of the eye for resolution.

The most common ocular side effect is haze. Other ocular side effects include inflammation, fine white lines, dry eye, disruption of surface cells, eye pain, light sensitivity, reduced sharpness of vision, and blurred vision. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider.

Go to Prescribing Info to obtain the FDA-approved product labeling.

You are encouraged to report all side effects to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Approved Uses

Photrexa® Viscous (riboflavin 5’-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution) and Photrexa® (riboflavin 5’-phosphate ophthalmic solution) are used with the KXL® System in corneal cross-linking to treat eyes in which the cornea, the clear dome shaped surface that covers the front of the eye, has been weakened from the progression of the disease keratoconus or following refractive surgery, a method for correcting or improving your vision.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.