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Date: Mon Jun 20 11:14 AM, 2011
RE: Dominics PRK and crosslinking story
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You topos are looking good for a rookie like me!smile

Whats you vision like now Dom ?



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Anonymous

Date: Mon Jul 11 12:16 PM, 2011
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uncorrected it is pretty bad. but with soft lenses i have perfect vision in day time. night time i have large flares unless i use drops to shrink my pupils.this is due to the 5.5mm treatment zone, and i have 6.5 and 7mm pupils.



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Date: Mon Jul 11 12:24 PM, 2011
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hi wayne, as you can see it is just normal astigmatism now. Keratoconus is a super irregular astigmatism. I have about 4 diopaters of astigmatism in right eye and 2 in the left. With soft lenses i have perfect vision in the day time. I have like sun rays off every light at night due to the 5mm treatment zone. I have 6.6 and 7mm pupils when fully dilated so when i use drops at night to shrink them vision is much better. i wish i would of just done c3r on the left eye and not used laser as i was 20/20 preop with just little ghosting. All docs are super impressed with topos but there are side effects to the treatment that only patient can understand without looking t topos.

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Anonymous

Date: Fri Oct 5 6:11 PM, 2012
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I am 22 years old and have kc in both eyes(severe in right eye) my cornea thicknes is 500 the doctor told of dat if will perform epilasik and c3r on both eyes(my right is -3.5 and left is -3) i cannot see with right eye due to keratoconus plz help me

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Date: Fri Oct 5 9:10 PM, 2012
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Be sure to follow closely the recommendations put to you by your medical team in which you trust. They know your eyes the best.

Wayne



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Romina

Date: Tue Nov 20 1:02 PM, 2012
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I cannot exspres this enough. Investigate whoever you feel you might chose to do the eye surgery. Also, ALWAYS get at least 2 opinions preferably 3. Also make sure you know fully about bad outcomes in situations like yours. A good eye surgeon will speak with your directly about complications and risks. If they say Oh you will be just fine or I've done this a thousand times, stop worrying thats when you want to find someone else. Over confident eye surgeons are not what you want. Take your time in chosing a place and try to talk to people who have had the same surgery.Google is a great place to start.

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Worried Mom

Date: Tue Nov 27 1:53 AM, 2012
Daughter with KC
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I am really just looking for help. My daughter, age 17, got diagnosed with KC back in September. I felt so bad for dismissing her symptoms and not getting treatment for her sooner. She started to complain sometime over summer break, probably around July. From the time she first got diagnosed to today her condition has deteriorated over the last 2 months. She developed acute hydrops and her vision is like none in that eye. At times her vision is better but at its best she can still only see cloudy haze and only make out figures. We are limited financially as far as treatment is concerned. Her currently doctor is recommending her to a surgeon. Our insurance will be effective January 1st. I have been reading about different treatment options because it seems at this point, only a transplant will be her only option. In the beginning her doctor always said surgery was a last resort. We live in south Texas. As I have been reading about cross linking and since it is not done in the US, I was wondering if anyone knew if this procedure is done in Mexico. If it is performed in Mexico, any doctors and/or locations trust worthy? My daughterís doctor did mention cross linking but it wasnít clear to me if at this point in her progression it would still be possible for her eye?I would appreciate any information and feedback. Thank you.



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Deb


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Date: Tue Nov 27 4:44 AM, 2012
Dominics PRK and crosslinking story
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Sorry to hear about your daughter situation. In Mexico there is Dr Swanson, who is well know for his work in Keratoconus. He does do Crosslinking. This is his clinics site http://swanninstituto.com/Swann/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=10&lang=en

You may want to check out a good corneal surgeon, who can offer the most options, thus giving the best chance of matching what is required to what is suitable for each individual. There are various types of corneal transplants and various adjacent treatments such as seen on this video below.

Good luck, and once you have selected a good Dr which your happy about...let them do the worrying!

Debby



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