EMAGine’s revolutionary CXL technology can be found at the CSO Italia booth (Hall B, 218) and at the SCHWIND eye-tech solutions booth (Hall B).

CXL unbound

Discover the future of cross-linking

Pulsed & Continuous Light

For various keratoconus & infectious keratitis settings.

Thickness-adjusted Profile

Beam profile delivers more energy in the corneal periphery.

Superior Battery Technology

Built to last for thousands of treatments.

Wheelchair Accessible

Conveniently treat wheelchair users.

Slit Lamp Mount

For modern CXL: fits on Haag Streit and Zeiss design-slit lamps.

Table Mount

For classic CXL: table mount accessory available.

Integrated Protocols

Choose from a number of preset clinical protocols.

Range of Intensities

Delivers 3, 9, 15, 18 and 30 mW/cm².

The C-eye device is CE marked for the following indications: keratoconus, ectasia after LASIK/PRK, pellucid marginal degeneration, infectious keratitis, sterile corneal melting, bullous keratopathy. The C-eye is not available for sale in the United States.


EMAGine's C-eye device brings cross-linking technology to the slit lamp. Simple, efficient and safe from the novice to the expert user.


Perform CXL at the slit lamp. Or use the C-eye device just like any other CXL device: on a table mount, in your operating room. 


Work in different places? Take the C-eye device wherever you go. Charge it via USB-C, with your smartphone charger, or your laptop.

Cost Effective

Reduces time and costs related to performing CXL

Can I perform CXL in my office?

What about the infection risk?

Remember that every cross-linking procedure not only improves biomechanics, it also “disinfects” the cornea by directly killing all micro-organisms and by inhibiting cellular replication. This is why a cornea at the end of every CXL and PACK-CXL procedure is “sterile”. And by the way: office-based cataract surgery and office-based intravitreal injections have been performed in many thousands of cases without increased infection risk. 

Isn't time too long?

Irradiation time is not too long. Current modern protocols are integrated in the C-eye device and treat in as little as 10 minutes (CXL) and 4 minutes (PACK-CXL). See the published approach here.

Does CXL work in the sitting position?

We need 3 elements for successful cross-linking: UV light, oxygen and riboflavin. Both UV light and oxygen do not “care” whether the patient is laying down or sitting. As for riboflavin, published research shows that riboflavin concentration is stable in the upright position for up to 60 minutes - much longer than we need for a CXL treatment.

Is the patient comfortable?

Offer the patient the comfortable surgeon’s chair with the armrest and take the extra time to ensure that the patient is well-adjusted. Then, the patient is very comfortable.

What about the patient's fixation?

Fixation is no issue. Offer the patient the fixation target that most slit lamps offer (for retinal examination) and the patient will keep a very steady fixation, as you can see here.

Find more answers in our FAQ section.

Meet the C-Eye

The most versatile and comprehensive CXL technology available.

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Compatible Slit Lamps

The C-eye device fits to a number of Haag-Streit and Zeiss type slit lamps. Find here the complete list of compatible slit lamps

C-EYE Procedure Kit

One Riboflavin for
Keratoconus and Keratitis


The Antibacterial Efficacy of High-Fluence PACK Cross-Linking Can Be Accelerated

The article by Lu et al. reports an in vitro study, conducted to determine whether high-fluence PACK-CXL can be accelerated while still maintaining its antibacterial efficacy. The study found that high-fluence PACK-CXL did indeed decrease the bacterial concentration of several clinically significant bacterial strains, including S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, and S. epidermidis. These strains are commonly implicated in bacterial keratitis and contact lens-associated keratitis. Furthermore, the authors found that higher total fluence PACK-CXL protocols led to a corresponding increase in bacterial killing ratio (BKR).

CXL and Oxygen: Explaining the Relationship

EMAGine’s Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Farhad Hafezi of the ELZA Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, has prepared a presentation that provides a comprehensive overview of how oxygen concentration is at the center of all these decisions.

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