Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL)

I Hate These Blurred Lines

Continuing the story, I had been referred to East Grinstead’s Queen Victoria Hospital for corneal collagen cross linking (CXL) in my left eye. I’m going to split this up into two parts – the what happened (this one) and the science bit (the other one). Just so that if you’re not interested in the science behind the procedure, or watching the procedure itself, you can ignore that part!

East Grinstead is a bit of a pain to get to. It’s either a trek around the M25 in the car or a cross-London (and subsequently ridiculously priced) train journey. However if you know when you’re going, you can get the train fare down by booking online and I managed to get most journeys to QVH down to £25.

My first appointment with the doctors there was remarkably pleasant. They appeared knowledgeable, far more so than those at…

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