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MSMrs Sandra Wilson
The surgeon was excellent.

The surgeon was excellent, the staff very pleasant and knowledgeable. The atmosphere in...  Read More

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I have had cataract removed from both eyes.

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DRDoug Ryan
Brilliant Treatment resulted in…

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London’s best treatment for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the development of your cornea (the outer layer of your eyes). Rather than your eye growing in a normal sphere shape, those with Keratoconus develop a cone-shaped cornea that progressively thins, causing a bulge to form on the eye.
This can make it very difficult for the eyes to focus. People who have keratoconus may experience blurry vision, headaches, inflammation in their cornea, frequent changes with their prescription glasses, glares or halos around lights and increased sensitivity to light.
We can provide you with our cross-linking treatment which is the most effective surgical treatment to manage your keratoconus symptoms with our cornea specialist.

Understanding your Keratoconus

When you arrive for a private consultation you will meet our friendly technician team who will guide you through some eye assessments to measure the thickness of your cornea and check the general health of your eyes.
Our eye assessments take around 1 hour which will inform your specialist of any cornea changes you have experienced and at what progression this may change in the future.
Our cornea specialist will carry out a corneal typography which measures the curve of your cornea to work out how much astigmatism (impaired eyesight) you have.
They will also measure the thickness of your cornea and If you have already been using keratoconus glasses or hard contact lenses to help correct your sight, it is most likely that you will be suitable for our cross-linking treatment to strengthen the corneal tissue.

Kerataconus treatment and cross-linking surgery

The initial treatment for Keratoconus is glasses. However, if the condition worsens, your opticians may suggest hard contact lenses to help correct your sight.
These lenses tend to be thicker and heavier than the soft kind and can also cause your vision to be distorted when you are looking through the edge of the lens.
Despite this, they provide a more even shape to your cornea, which helps improve your ability to focus.
If you are prescribed lenses, you may find that you have to change your glasses frequently. This is because the condition causes your cornea to be thinner and more flexible.

What is minimally invasive corneal cross-linking surgery?

Our specialists may consider corneal cross-linking as the best treatment to help improve your Keratoconus condition. Cross-linking surgery strengthens the collagen fibres in your cornea to prevent your keratoconus from worsening.
Our cornea surgeon uses special eye drops and ultraviolet A(UVA) light to help the damaged tissue in your cornea grow stronger.
This procedure stops the bulge of your eye from getting any worse as it adds special bonds that work like support beams to help the cornea strengthen.
15-minute free consultation with our expert.

Why you should consider cross-linking at My-iClinic

Eliminating invasive surgeries

Cross-linking is an early surgical intervention which decreases the chance of needing invasive corneal surgeries in the future to prevent the eye from being at risk of blindness.

Keratoconus Glasses and Contact Lenses are used to help you see once your keratoconus has affected your vision. However, keratoconus glasses and contact lenses do not prevent the condition of keratoconus from getting worse.

This is why cross-linking is used as an early surgical intervention to treat the condition before it progresses any further.

A minimally invasive treatment

Cross-linking is a minimally invasive surgery which means your eye health is better protected against other future corneal procedures which require larger incisions.

Invasive surgeries can cause more complications with a longer recovery period whereas a minimally invasive surgery is easier and safer with a shorter recovery period.

Long term improvement

Your natural vision will be better protected. Keratoconus is a condition that worsens overtime and can cause a risk of blindness in the future.

You may achieve a visual improvement in your sight, although visual improvements are not the success of corneal cross-linking surgery.

Cornea transplant at My-iClinic

A cornea transplant (often known as Keratoplasty or a corneal graft) is a surgery we offer to protect the eyes from severe cases of progressive Keratoconus.
If your case of keratoconus worsens, it is likely that you will become intolerant to visual aids such as: glasses and/or contact lenses.
Our cornea specialist will be able to assess whether a corneal transplant will be a suitable treatment and will remove the damaged area of your cornea, replacing this with donor tissue.
A corneal transplant can significantly reduce the risk of vision loss and improve the health of your eyes for improving vision.
A better quality of life is just around the corner!

Hear from our satisfied patients


The surgeon was excellent, the staff very pleasant and knowledgeable. The atmosphere in the clinic was serene and unhurried.As I said to Bola my surgeon she really is a miracle worker, making "the blind to see". I had bilateral cataract surgery, and afterwards I could see without aid which I had not been able to do for 65 years.

MSMrs Sandra Wilson

I have had cataract removed from both of my eyes at My-iClinic, with last surgery done yesterday 06-02-2023. On both occasions, the medical side of the surgery was carried out with level of professionalism in a state of the art environment. The clinic cleaniless is outstanding.

LTLawrence Tombe

Brilliant Treatment resulted in Brilliant Vision After noticing that my distance vision when driving was becoming uncomfortable and driving at night was becoming more and more difficult and new prescription glasses didn’t make much difference I decided to have cataract surgery. A friend recommended I have a consultation at the I-Clinic. Their professional examination was really Impressive and I had my totally painless operation to remove the cataracts (on both eyes) completed within the next four weeks.

DRDoug Ryan

I was recommended to Mr Bulger by a friend and was very pleased with the entire process for removing cataracts and improving my vision remarkably. It really is a miracle. All of the staff were kind and attentive and with Mr Bulger I felt that I was in very safe hands. Follow up activity was with Ms Odufuwa who was most helpful and attentive


I cannot praise My-Iclinic enough from my initial consultation to pre op and my surgery. The staff are reassuring and extremely professional in every aspect of the process. Mrs Bola Oduwufa is a wonderful surgeon and a magician in my eyes !!!. My double cataract extraction and lens replacement has improved my eyesight 1000%.I didn’t realise how flat and dull the colours and perspective of seeing life through my eyes had become due to the cataracts.


The care taken by all the clinic staff to ensure that I was comfortable, kept informed of what was being done to my eye and made to feel relaxed during the pre op tests was of an extremely high standard The surgeon was thorough, in the initial meeting, in explaining the problems and procedure that she would use to remove my cataracts.

CMC Morgan

Fantastic results. I was so impressed by all the staff and the extensive pre and post op test and scans which has resulted in 20:20 vision. My surgeon made the double cataract operation as easy a process as possible with re-assurance at all steps. Highly, highly recommended

JFJ Fisher

Absolutely fantastic team, highly recommended! I was extremely nervous about my LASIK surgery but the girls looked after me and put me at ease, everything from the consultation to surgery to the follow ups checks was a smooth process, phone calls and emails answered quickly, clinic easy to find, free parking onsite, clinic and equipment all very clean, thank you ladies x

LRLisa Rutt

Excellent service. Mike Charman set up my contract easily with a very competitive price. He was friendly and answered all my questions. Thank you

ATAnne Thomas

My daughter have myopia and she received a wonderful care from all the team I recommend this clinic to all parents who have a child suffering from myopia now my child in a safe hands thank you Mr. Bolger and thanks to all the team 🌹🙏

NANoor Al-Gburi

My-iClinic was recommended by my optometrist. Both eyes were done quickly, painlessly and by a friendly team and one of two expert eye surgeons. Mr Bolger inspires confidence. I think I've had mine done early before the cataracts developed too much, which I recommend. The clarity is wonderful. Don't wait for your vision to get worse.


I am a absolutely terrified of anybody going near my eyes, it took a lot of courage to go ahead with treatment. During treatment the nurses and everybody concerned made great efforts to give me confidence. The staff were very friendly and thorough in their approach with attention to detail at every stage. I could have had the treatment in Cyprus at a much lower cost - but finally decided that My-iClinic from reports I had read and comments made to me was the best option. All the time remember you only have one set of eyes - and I have always felt it is your most important sense

OEObee, Edward Mr

Keratoconus Frequently asked questions

Have a question? We are here to help.

What is Keretaconus?

If you suffer from Keratoconus it means there is a lack of collagen in your cornea which causes your eye to abnormally change into the shape of a cone. Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition and overtime can cause extreme blurry vision (astigmatism), sensitivity to light and can, in some very progressive cases, lead to blindness.

How do I know if I am suffering from Kerataconus?

When you visit your local opticians you will be told of your keratoconus condition if it is identified. Keratoconus can cause:

  • Frequent changes in glasses prescription
  • Blurry, distorted or cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Glares, Halos and starbursts around lights
  • Headaches associated with eye pain
It is always best to visit your opticians first for an eye test. Once they have confirmed you have keratoconus our specialist can provide a suitable treatment called corneal-cross linking to strengthen your corneal tissue. When booking an appointment with us, we carry out comprehensive eye assessments which will determine the stage of your keratoconus and which treatment is best suited to help and manage your condition.

What causes Kerataconus?

There is not a definite cause of keratoconus but a combination of genetic and environmental factors may develop the condition. It is reported that 10-20% of people who have Keratoconus also have a parent with the same condition yet in other cases, Keratoconus can develop from chronic eye-rubbing, Long screen time, Eye strain or inflammation of the eye.

How can I treat my Kerataonus?

Whether your keratoconus is mild or severely progressing, you will need to see our Cornea specialist who can advise if our treatment is the best option for you. We only provide a surgical procedure called cross-linking and the suitability for this surgery depends on the condition of your keratoconus and if you may require cross-linking to stabilize the eyes.

What is cross-linking eye surgery?

Our cornea specialist may consider corneal cross-linking as the most suitable treatment to treat your keratoconus. Corneal cross-linking is where we use special eye drops and ultraviolet A (UVA) light to help the damaged tissue in your cornea grow stronger. This process stops the bulge of the eye getting any worse as it adds special bonds that work like support beams to help the cornea become stable overtime.

Why is cross-linking the safest procedure for my keratoconus?

Cross-linking is a minimally invasive treatment which means our specialist performs very minimal incisions to the eyes. A minimally invasive surgery is always recommended to prevent any further progression of your keratoconus condition and the likelihood of an invasive surgical procedure. For example, a corneal transplantation which requires removing the cornea completely.

Can I have cross-linking surgery on both of my eyes?

If you have keratoconus on two eyes, we would be able to treat both with our cross-linking procedure in two separate surgeries.

What is the recovery time after cross-linking surgery?

We advise a 1 week recovery period after having your cross-linking surgery with us. Our corneal surgeon and nurse will also provide comprehensive aftercare instructions after your cross-linking procedure.

Can Kerataconus cause blindness if left untreated?

In very extreme cases Keratoconus can lead to permanent vision loss. Because Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition, not treating it could cause significant visual impairment in the future. If you have a very thin cornea, it is always best to get checked by our clinic to understand your treatment options. If you do not already use glasses or contact lenses to improve the condition of your keratoconus, our corneal specialist can offer cross-linking to slow or stop your cornea from abnormally growing and affecting your vision.

Are glasses and/or contact lenses similar to cross-linking treatment?

Glasses or contact lenses are used for people to correct the visual symptoms that occur from their Keratoconus condition whereas cross-linking is an early surgical intervention to help stop your Keratoconus from progressing even further. This surgery will not resolve blurry vision from keratoconus but will stop the blurring from getting worse in the future.