Discover the future of cross-linking
Slit Lamp Mount
For modern CXL: fits on
Haag Streit and Zeiss design-slit lamps.
For classic CXL:
table mount accessory available.
Choose from a number of
preset clinical protocols.
Range of Intensities
Delivers 3, 9, 15, 18 and 30 mW/cm².
Pulsed & Continuous Light
For various keratoconus
& infectious keratitis settings.
Beam profile delivers
more energy in the corneal periphery.
Superior Battery Technology
Built to last for thousands of treatments.
Conveniently treat wheelchair users.
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.
Reduces time and costs related to performing CXL
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.
The C-eye device will revolutionize cross-linking
All 221,000 ophthalmologists are united by one piece of equipment: the slit lamp. It defines our profession. The C-eye technology provides all these ophthalmologists the ability to perform CXL at the slit lamp. Without an operating room. Simple. Efficient. Safe.
at the Slit Lamp
Cross-linking the modern way
Cross-linking in the
The classic way – CXL in the lying position
Cross-linking for infectious keratitis
Cross-linking for Ectasia
Can I perform CXL in my office?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“PACK-CXL is safe for use in bacterial keratitis cases. It also seems to add value in reducing healing time and improving final visual acuity while reducing the need for tectonic keratoplasty” noted the study authors.
It can be challenging to cross-link the eyes of wheelchair users – for the patient and clinic staff alike. One
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) has been used in the clinic for over 20 years now, but if you ever wanted to
The Journal of Refractive Surgery has published the definitive corneal cross-linking at the slit lamp method. Straightforward and effective!
Prof. Amar Agarwal, editor of Ocular Surgery News, reports on corneal cross-linking at the slit lamp together with Prof. Farhad
Ronald D. Gerste, of the German-language medical publication, “Zeitschrift für Praktische Augenheilkunde & Augenärztliche Fortbildung” (Journal for Practical Ophthalmology &
Prof. Hafezi reviews the CXL at the Slit Lamp technique in US Ophthalmic Review