Three Different Protocols for CXL

Via National Keratoconus Foundation Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been shown to be an efficient treatment option to slow or halt the progression of keratoconus. As the US keratoconus community waits patiently (?) for FDA approval of basic corneal crosslinking, researchers in other countries are exploring advanced variations to improve this procedure. In biological and … Continue reading Three Different Protocols for CXL

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Bowman’s layer transplantation shows promise for keratoconus

Bowman’s layer transplantation reduced or stabilized corneal ectasia in eyes with keratoconus that were not eligible for corneal collagen cross-linking or intracorneal ring segments, according to a study presented here. “Historically, the treatment of keratoconus was limited to fitting contact lenses for as long as possible . . . and the patient was normally referred … Continue reading Bowman’s layer transplantation shows promise for keratoconus

Cornea specialist outlines ideal candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus

As corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) makes its slow way through the USA FDA approval process, a presenter at SECO shared pearls of wisdom for patient selection and explained the procedure’s mechanism of action. Terry Kim, MD, chairman of the cornea department at Duke University School of Medicine, shared guidelines that he said are based on more … Continue reading Cornea specialist outlines ideal candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus

Eye Rubbing as a Possible Cause of Clinical Progressive Keratoconus in a Forme Fruste Keratoconic Family

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We report a case of a 21-year-old male patient who underwent corneal cross-linking (CXL) due to bilateral progressive keratoconus. Topographical screening of his family members was performed for the detection of possible familial keratoconus and showed abnormal topographical patterns resembling to Forme Fruste Keratoconus (FFK) in all the members of his family. The reported keratoconic patient that underwent CXL was the only individual of this family that referred eye rubbing in his personal ocular history; ocular and medical history of the other family members was clear. Eye rubbing could be a possible adjuvant risk factor that contributes to conversion of FFK to clinical progressive keratoconus.

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Kymionis, G. , Tsoulnaras, K. , Blazaki, S. and Grentzelos, M. (2015) Eye Rubbing as a Possible Cause of Clinical Progressive Keratoconus in a Forme…

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Corneal Cross Linking Is A Very Effective Eye Treatment

Keratoconus Contact Lenses

Corneal Cross LinkingThere are numerous individuals who don’t think about Keratoconus. On the off chance that you are among such individuals, then you have to realize that this truth be told is a sickness of the cornea which can bring about make the vision blurry and phantom pictures. Individuals having Keratoconus need to realize that the front straightforward surface of eye gets slim, which brings about cornea extends and hangs into a sporadic “cone” shape. In the event that you or anybody you know is enduring such eye issue, then you on the double need to counsel masters. The purpose behind this is that if Keratoconus advances, it can result in a diminishing of the cornea. Then again, because of mechanical advances, there is successful methodology accessible for those patients whose condition advances unabated. In the event that you have Keratoconus, then you have to realize that Corneal Cross Linking is an…

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Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle

PRESS RELEASE Monday, March 9, 2015 Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle  An award-winning contact lens expert from Northampton has stepped in to help a patient witness the birth of his baby daughter, despite fears he would never be able to see again. Kevin Marshall, aged 30 from … Continue reading Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle