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should my sister go for corneal transplantation? [2 vote(s)]

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michael

Date: Tue Jul 12 9:53 AM, 2016
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Hi, I am new here. It is for my sister I am writing here. It was three days before that she was diagnosed with keratoconus. She is having blurry vision ,  severe headaches, increased eye sensitivity and eye strain. She is not able to drive at nights and this is really troubling her night drives from office. During her last las consultation with her Doc at Evergreen eye care ( http://www.evergreeneye.com/ ). Doc said that it would better to undergo corneal transplantation done rather than getting in worsened in the future. This is something new to me. I haven't been in a situation and this is something that I am hearing for the first time. Will there be need corneal transplantation or is there any other options in this regard. Is there any other option than these and it would be hard to donors for corneal transplantation. Please do give a suggestion, so that I could help my sister in her difficulty.



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Date: Wed Jul 13 12:46 AM, 2016
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Get a 2nd opinion or even a third opinion first of all. There are plenty of options it depends on which Dr you speak to and the level and individual configuration of the KC.



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Date: Wed Jul 27 3:05 PM, 2016
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Dont trust MD (allopathic) doctors.   You should do your own research.  KC is a nutritional deficiency.  It can be prevented and cured.

NOT NOT GENETIC.



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Date: Sun Jul 31 8:22 PM, 2016
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yes! i agree! kc is a consequence of prolonged nutritional deficiency. the main thing that helped me get my 6/6 vision back was taking 50000iu vitamin D supplements,, i saw improvement within two weeks.



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Date: Mon Oct 24 9:39 PM, 2016
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50000? Isn't the recommended daily allowance less than 10% of that?



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Date: Sun Oct 30 6:04 PM, 2016
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A transplant for KC is a matter of last resort, only needed in a few of the most severe cases. A corneal transplant is not without issues.

Your sister needs to be seen by an opthamologist who specializes in corneal issues, preferably someone with a significant practice involving KC. It may be that being fit with specialized contact lenses will significantly enhance you sister's quality of life. And she might go her entire life needing nothing more. Corneal cross-linking is another possibility. But a corneal transplant is done when there are specific clinical signs of corneal degeneration and damage. I have never heard of it as a prophylactic measure.

Hope your sister has found, or soon finds, an eye care professional who can provide the proper care and guidance.

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