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My Keratoconus Regressed, these are my exams...
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In my last medical exam my keratoconus regressed. I already experienced an improvement in the last months, but my last exam in june has confimed my keratoconus condition improved. The previous exam was in october and until that time my keratoconus always worsened. For many years I was searching an answer until I found the Arthur Knapp researches about keratoconus. He said that giving vitamin D and calcium to a number of patients their keratoconus improved. I started taking vitamins several years ago without any imrpovement, but when the last 25th december I started taking more vitamin D (2000 iu) and more calcium, my eyes begun to imrpove. I saw immediately a change because my sight was more strong and I didn't lose vision reading. After some months I perceived the first real change. If you don't believe me look at my exams below.

October 21th, 2008
http://www.altraconsapevolezza.it/21ottobre2008.jpg

June 10th, 2009
http://www.altraconsapevolezza.it/10giugno2009.jpg


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The following are some researches I found about keratoconus:

www.homeopathicdoctor.ca/reference/NUT_Eyes.doc
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Keratoconus: Arthur Alexander Knapp, M.D., reports, “In another of our projects with dogs and rats, keratoconus developed in all the animals on vitamin D deficient low calcium diets. Following this work vitamin D and calcium were prescribed for persons affected by conical cornea. Within six weeks there was a noticeable change. Every patient had improved eyesight, accompanied by flattening of the cone with apparently an increase in the substantia propria layer of the cornea to give added strength. To corroborate a reduction in the height of the cornea, plaster of Paris casts were made of the membrane before and after treatment. These cones were measured by a toolmaker’s microscope, easily accurate to within 1/10,000 of an inch. Reduction in the height of the cones was invariably found (Blindness: forty years of original research. J Int Acad Prev Med, 1977;July:57).

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2 ... ration.htm

Extract:
Vitamin D and calcium. Arthur A. Knapp, MD, used 50,000 units of vitamin D and one gram of calcium on intermittent days. These helped against eye conditions including myopia, keratoconus, cataract, optic nerve atrophy and retinitis pigmentosa.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=ZB8LAA ... dq=6444791
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Compositions and methods for treating corneal diseases mediated by elevated protease activity include ocular administration of protease inhibitors...

http://m-his.com/index.php?option=com_g ... ronic+Acid
Hereditary connective tissue disorders such mitral valve prolapse, TMJ, osteoarthritis, and keratoconus are caused by deficiency of this.

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=16512267

Extract:
Similar alterations have reportedly been induced by magnesium deficiency. This review suggests a possible relationship between the specific keratoconic disorders and the alteration induced by magnesium deficiency at the intracellular and extracellular levels

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... 17271/pg_7
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One practitioner treated 11 patients (18 eyes) with keratoconus using a combination of vitamin D (in the form of irradiated ergosterol, a precursor to vitamin [D.sub.2]) and a calcium preparation containing 64-percent bone meal and 32-percent dicalcium phosphate. The dosage of vitamin D was 15,000 IU per day (larger doses were used in some cases), taken after breakfast, while the dosage of supplemental calcium was 140-1,260 mg daily, depending on the amount of milk consumed by each patient. The treatment period ranged from three months to three years. All patients showed improvement in vision and a flattening of the cones on ophthalmologic examination. Plaster-of-Paris casts taken of the anterior segment of the eyes of three patients confirmed the improvement noted on ophthalmologic examination. (46)
In his report, this practitioner cited evidence that keratoconus develops in dogs and rats fed a diet low in vitamin D and calcium. The mechanism of action of these nutrients in the treatment of keratoconus is not known.
The high doses of the vitamin [D.sub.2] precursor used to treat keratoconus have the potential to cause hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria. However, vitamin [D.sub.3] has been found to be 3.4-9.4 times as potent as vitamin [D.sub.2] in humans, (47) and might therefore be an effective treatment for keratoconus at doses well below 15,000 IU daily (i.e., in the range of 1,600-4,400 IU per day). The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for vitamin D established by the Institute of Medicine for humans age one year or older is 2,000 IU per day. Studies in healthy adults suggest 4,000 IU of vitamin [D.sub.3] daily for 2-5 months is a safe level of intake. (48)

http://www.iovs.org/cgi/reprint/4/5/942.pdf

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One series of animals was fed a vitamin D-deficient, low-calcium diet. Several pathological conditions were noted: keratoconus, myopia, cataract, a pigmentary disturbance of the retina, and arteriosclerosis.



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Hi djake,

Welcome, thanks for your post, its one great story and research you have done there, well done. We have two members whos KC reversed, they think diet helped them also but are not 100% sure what was involved.

You story is really amazing as it pin points two nutiants, where are you located ? what does you eye Dr think ? and how much more can you see on the eye chart after you had been using vitamin D and Calcium suppliments ?

Thanks for posting and best wishes

Remo



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Remo wrote:

Hi djake,

Welcome, thanks for your post, its one great story and research you have done there, well done. We have two members whos KC reversed, they think diet helped them also but are not 100% sure what was involved.

You story is really amazing as it pin points two nutiants, where are you located ? what does you eye Dr think ? and how much more can you see on the eye chart after you had been using vitamin D and Calcium suppliments ?

Thanks for posting and best wishes

Remo




Hi Remo, thanks for your appreciation. I'm from italy and I didn't know this forum before, we have one very similar here in Italy. I want to wait until the next exam in autumn to show exams to some more medicians. My optometrist don't seemed so enthusiast to me and I don't know why, but he confirmed me that my keratoconus was regressed. I said him that this could be vitamin D about which I already talked him many times, but he don't answerred me. This was a very strange behavior, that i didn't expect. But I'm sure my keratoconus will continue to improve in the next months, so I will show my exams to other optometrist. I always reman available to researchers which desire seriosusly discover more about this disease. so I think my case can give answers who really want investigate keratoconus.

At the moment I'm sorry but I don't have other information to give you, more than what I said in the last post. But I promise you that either my keratoconus continue to improve or not I will continue to inform community. If I solved my problem, I wouldn't disappear from internet, taking the answers for me and me only. i will share the knowledge with other, with the hope scientific community will investigate this issue more deeply.



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Welcome Djake, all but one of the links can be clicked on now, please check if they are correctly done.

All the best

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Date: Sat Jun 27 4:12 PM, 2009
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Its all very interesting Djake, it may be a good idea to get a corneal topography scan done on the same topography machine each time, as readings can vary from machine to machine, but if your vision has improved that is something special, however vision can slightly improve just due to better moisture due to better volume and quality of tears, and less dry eyes. However we can't rule nothing in or out in Keratoconus and its causes, and causes to its reversal or progression in new thoughts on it, so thanks for posting !

Hoping you continued progress in the right direction !

Kane

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Date: Fri Sep 4 2:51 PM, 2009
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Hi Djake,
could you please post on the forum the diet that you used? Did you used integrators (could you post the commercial name also)?
Thank you very much

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Date: Wed Sep 16 7:31 PM, 2009
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so it was vitamin D and calcium? what amounts did u take?

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Date: Thu Jan 24 5:50 AM, 2013
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Hi ,

I have mild KC in my left eye and severe KC in my right eye . Just wanted to know what quanitities of viatmin D and C do I take ? My KC is getting worse !! Need urgent help please !

Desperate in Melbourne

Regards



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