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Date: Wed Oct 15 7:08 AM, 2008
Dominics PRK and crosslinking story
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Hi all.........Just got home from Athens today. My left eye has cleared up enough to post this message to let you know I will be posting my story and results from the procedure with DR,K in Greece. My right eye is still very blurry and I will be taking some rest time.

For the main part, the procedure was quiet painless for me. Had pain in the right eye the first night, but very tolerable. Vision was clear for first few days but once the epitheliums started to heal, ny vision has become blurry, and am waiting for this to clear up in the right eye to post a more detailed story.

It was a pleasure to meet Dr.K, and after speaking with him I knew I had picked the right surgeon.

I would like to thank the creators of this forum, especially a man named Sajeev who I have never spoken with, but he spoke with my wife Jade on the phone for almost two hours when I was first diagnosed. He is the reason I took this path, and this forum has also let all kc'ers weigh their options. Thank you again.

As I said my right eye is so blurry I can barely see the screen, never mind the keys:) Probably the aftermath of prk.....Will be posting my story as it unfolds.....I am currently on day 6.

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Date: Wed Oct 15 3:38 PM, 2008
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Hey Dominic

thanks so much for posting. Wpuld you please tell us about the costs of the operation?

Thanks again!

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Date: Wed Oct 15 8:03 PM, 2008
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2500 euro per eye for cornea normalization with limited topography guided prk.
2000 euro per eye for crosslinking.
generally, patients with more than 420 microns have both done.

the way dr k explained to me is, over 450 microns chances are you will not need any type of correction with lenses or spectacles.

If you need any type of correction with laser after the procedure, it is included in the initial cost.

That is all I can type right now, having a difficult time typing:)

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Date: Thu Oct 16 12:03 AM, 2008
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pereira951, best wishes to you during your healing !

You have Zeus', Cloudds and Nicks topics to guide you at this time. Just write away as much or as little as you want to, but please don't hesitate to write as we know what its like to live with KC for sure !

Kane  

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Date: Thu Oct 16 5:37 PM, 2008
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This is fantastic news. I hope that Dr. K's work will soon be available more widely around the world, he has really helped so many people already.

And, I think many of us owe this fellow Sajeev a lot...the way he always reaches out to share info with new patients and their families. we are all lucky he's out there looking out for the KC population. Someday, we shall have to figure out some way to repay his kindness and dedication on our behalf.

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Date: Fri Oct 17 5:51 AM, 2008
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I am currentlt on day 8, my right eye is still so blurry I can not recognize somebodies face from 3 feet away. Is this normal? before the procedure I had 20/20 vision in left, and 20/3o vision in the right.

I was reading cloudd and zeus's story and they seemed to be pretty healed by this stage. I can barely see. I have extreme ghosting up and down. When I look at lights the light copies itself in perfect halo's up and to the left. Over the last few days however I have noticed that the bottom of the once perfectly cemetrical halo, is starting to sag downwards and to the right(making a point at the bottom way lower than where the halo was). Don't know if this is part of healing, or what to expect. The vision in my right eye is extremely fuzzy and hazy, and does not seem to be clearing up.

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Date: Fri Oct 17 7:05 AM, 2008
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Be rest assured its early in the recovery Pereira, the recovery will be in stages, by 2 to 4 weks you will see a change for the better, more by 3 months (CXL alone can take that long), you will have fluctuations in vision until your cornea has settled also. Its like this for any corneal intervention, and with this treatment it directly tackles the iregularity in the most minimal way. Are you in touch with Cloudd at all and also Dr K's Clinic at this time ?

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-- Edited by pereira951 at 07:19, 2008-10-18

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