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Date: Wed Oct 4 4:17 AM, 2006
Prof. Lombardi's Pathogen Theory
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Does Prof. Lombardi believe that a virus or bacteria causes KC? Assuming this is true, has the Professor actually isolated and identified the virus/bacteria in KC patients? If not, how can he reasonably promote his medical theory without clinical evidence? Doesn't this lack of scientific rigour seem alarming, given that KC patients are putting their lives in his hands by undergoing Mini-ARK surgery? I don't mean to criticize anyone who has undergone Mini-ARK or is planning on doing so, I'm just trying to assess the risks involved in attempting to treat the disease.


-- Edited by zeno at 04:34, 2006-10-04

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Zeno,


You seem to be presuming a lot... its very easy to presume... when you should be asking the person that you are referring to, which is Dr Lombardi


And, if you actually take time to read then you would know more before you presume, your questions are "old" the understanding has moved on miles a head of you.


You have a "bee in your bonette" about this... People are not stupid... no one cares about their eyes more than themself's...


There are a lot of published documents which exists ... and there is documented evidence of other Dr's using incisional surgery for KC with good results...


1.
New Idea/Asymmetric radial keratotomy for the correction of keratoconus
Author: Massimo Lombardi, MD; Marco Abbondanza, MD
Source: Journal of refractive surgery - Vol. 13, no. 3
Date: May/June 1997

2.
Title: Update on keratoconus microsurgery
Author: Prof. Massimo Lombardi
Source: Leadership Medica
Date:
Link: http://www.cesil.com/

3.
Title: Aesthesiometry of the cornea after corneal surgery
Author: Kohlhaas M, Draeger J, Bohm A, Lombardi M, Abbondanza M, Zuppardo M, Gorne M.
Source: Pub Med
Date: Oct. 1992
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Additionally:

[1] Radial keratotomy in high myopia - Acta Medica Latina - year XI - no. 1 - 1986
[2] Radial keratotomy for high myopia - L'Uomo e la Medicina - Vol. 4 - no. 2 - 1988
[3] Keratocoagulation - La Stampa Medica Europea - Vol. 8 - no. 2 - 1988
[4] Surgical correction of keratoconus - EUR Medicina - Vol. 7 - no. 2 - 1988

[5] Surgical correction of keratoconus through Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy - Rivista di
oftalmologia sociale - year 15 - no. 2 - 1992
[6] A new method of computerized study of the corneal 'Haze' as a consequence of photo-
ablation with excimer laser - La Nuova Stampa Medica Italiana - Vol. 14 - no. 1 - 1994
[7] Mini Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy for the surgical correction of keratoconus in the initial
stage in the hypermetropic and myopic subject - Esperienze - year XII - no. 1 - 1997


Radial keratotomy for the optical rehabilitation of mild to moderate keratoconus: more than 5 years' experience.

Utine CA, Bayraktar S, Kaya V, Kucuksumer Y, Eren H, Perente I, Yilmaz OF.

Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul--Turkey.

PURPOSE: To present the authors' long-term experience of radial keratotomy (RK) for the optical rehabilitation of patients with mild to moderate keratoconus--central corneal thickness of greater than 400 microm and without apical scarring.

METHODS: In this observational, noncomparative series of cases, all consecutive patients with mild or moderate keratoconus, treated by RK between 1990 and 2002, with at least 1 year follow-up were included. A total of 170 eyes of 96 patients were investigated. Mean follow-up was 42.08 +/- 28.14 months. Visual acuity, refraction, corneal curvature, central corneal thickness, and complications were evaluated.

RESULTS: In all of the control visits, mean uncorrected and best spectacle corrected visual acuities were better than preoperative values (p<0.0001). Preoperative myopic spherical refraction decreased significantly (p<0.0001), and remained relatively unchanged throughout the follow-up (p=0.43). A small but statistically significant decrease from baseline was ob-served in astigmatism (p=0.038), which almost disappeared 1 year after the surgery (p=0.47). The surgery produced a statistically significant flattening of the corneal curvature (p<0.0001). Central corneal thickness did not change significantly (p>0.05) in either control visit. In 33 eyes (19.4%), re-deepening of the incisions was required. In 3 eyes (1.8%) penetrating keratoplasty was performed, due to disease progression in 2 eyes (1.2%) and acute traumatic hydrops in 1 eye (0.6%). In 4 eyes (2.2%) microperforation, in 2 eyes (1.2%) macroperforation, in 1 eye (0.6%) infectious keratitis, and in 1 eye (0.6%) hyperopic shift occurred.

CONCLUSIONS: RK surgery was found to be a reasonable option for the rehabilitation of a selected group of keratoconus patients in the early or moderate stages.

PMID: 16761238 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE


Please contacts the http://www.miniarkdatabase.com as they are the Mini-ark Data Base!! and they will try to teach you!


The basic PA treatment is done in many countries... its used to treat irritants/alleries of the body... Dr Lombardi is using this hompathic treatment for KC. So I think your "barking up the wrong tree" and jumping to conclusions is not a wise thing to do.


The German forum are very open, mature, intelligent when it comes to their understanding and thinking on Mini-ark for many many years (unlike Canada), so much so no one there blinks an eye about mini-ark being an option in KC, due to their open, mature Intelligent way's!!... and it needs to be pointed out that mini-ark is so specialisted (I mean very) that its only safe in the hands of the mini-ark Dr's actually doing mini-ark.



-- Edited by QuintriX at 00:02, 2006-10-05

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