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

Latest CXL cross linking for keratoconus developments October 2014

Lots has been going on in the world of keratoconus in the past few months. Collagen crosslinking, still an investigational treatment in the United States, was first performed in Europe in the late 1990s for the treatment of ectatic corneal conditions. The treatment combines riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) light, allowing the formation of reactive oxygen … Continue reading Latest CXL cross linking for keratoconus developments October 2014

Keratoconus my story by Kirsty, UK

After a normal visit to my optician I was told that I would need to go to the Eye Hospital to be referred for further investigations and this is where I was first diagnosed with keratoconus at the age off 22. I was told I would need to wear soft contacts in both my eyes … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Kirsty, UK

Keratoconus? Join the original #kcfamily online – KeratoconusGB

Having keratoconus can be tough and you think you are alone, well we have good news......you are NOT alone. If you are fed fed up with scaremongering, hearing about expensive treatment options and going around in circles, then join the original #kcfamily              We have the busiest, most active and supportive keratoconus Page and Group on Facebook, … Continue reading Keratoconus? Join the original #kcfamily online – KeratoconusGB

KERATOCONUSGB KCFAMILY KERATOCONUS MEET UP LONDON 2014

Hello everyone We thought that now we have so many members across this blog, Facebook, Twitter and so on that we ought to meet up and put faces to names, to share our KC stories and learn more about each other and living with Keratoconus. ALL WELCOME This meet up is entirely informal and open … Continue reading KERATOCONUSGB KCFAMILY KERATOCONUS MEET UP LONDON 2014