A new study in journal of cataract and refractive surgery increases our knowledge of cross linking in keratoconus patients. Cross linking, as you may recall is a newer treatment for bulging cornea. The strength of the cornea is increased by adding riboflavin and activation it by UV radiation. This affects the nerves in the cornea.
This study on keratoconus patients undergoing cross linking compared the return of corneal sensation. It divided the patients into two groups. One group had epi off cross linkage and the other had epi on cross linkage.The Keratoconus experts analyzed the results. They came to the conclusion that the nerve sensation recovered in both methods. The recovery was faster in pi on or transepithelial corneal cross linking.
Currently the most efficous method for corneal collagen cross linking is the epithelium off Dresden protocol. Research in cross linking is further needed to make epithelium on more beneficial as it has quicker recovery and less patient discomfort.
Each individual eye is different. A keratoconus surgeon can discuss with you which treatment protocol would be best for your eye.
Hi Keratoconus patients, doctors, Keratoconus experts and sympathizers
You will be all glad to know that our popular information portal is getting a overhaul. Technology upgrades and hacking had created problems with the discussion forum. Good news . That is going to be back in the next few weeks.So check back frequently.
We have a lot of information on Keratoconus on our portal. One of our first keratoconus sites gives an overview of keratoconus and its management.
http://www.Newintacs.com is focussed on causes of keratoconus. It delves in detail on history of progression, pathology, biochemistry and evolution on knowledge of the disease process.It provides information on affording these cutting edge treatments.
Now we are soon going to launch an entire site focussed on treatment of keratoconus Surgical treatments of keratoconus using advanced lasers will be presented. Age based appropriate cures will be shown. Each procedure will be accompanied by pictures and videos of surgeries. Patient feedback in form of written reviews, videos will be highlighted.
And a surprise…if you get bored by static sites, we have a smart genie that can interact with you to guide you to the answers you seek in the treatment of keratoconus
all coming soon.
will keep you updated
Keratoconus as we have been reading on this site about keratoconus is a weakening of the cornea affecting quality vision. Cataracts, on the other hand affects the lens of the eye. It occurs when water enters the natural lens affecting its transparency. Our own Beverly Hills Keratoconus Expert Dr Khanna says” Cataract is a disease of older age where as Keratoconus occurs in childhood and youth.When a keratoconus patient grows older he ay develop cataract”. The problem in curing cataracts with keratoconus is finding a good surgeon proficient in Laser cataract surgery. The lens to replace the opacified natural lens. Two problems are faced by Los Angeles Cataract specialists treating Keratoconus patients suffering from cataracts. The first challenge is to get keratometry reading or the shape of the cornea.This is used in formula like srk-t or holladay. These mathematical expressions presume the front clear surface of the eye or the Cornea is round. In keratoconus as we know the cornea is of an abnormal shape. Many a time there are folds in the cornea, the epithelium is thickened. Sometimes the cornea with keratoconus may even have an opacity.
The second challenge in treating cataracts in keratoconus patients is choosing a good intraocular lens replacement. Toric lens could be helpful in such situations. Toric lens have astigmatism built in them.
A cornea trained surgeon who is adept at complicated cataract surgery is the best person to handle your procedure if you are suffering from keratoconus and Cataracts. You are lucky that in Los Angeles area we have one. Dr. Khanna an expert in cataract surgery with lasers and treatment of keratoconus should be your choice to help you see better.
A question which has been posed to us by one forum member is related to the use of cell phones. Smart phones have proliferated and we have i phone, android phones and the like. These phones may emit radiation. So logical question is can they move the newer intacs or worsen the keratoconus disease. We do not know of any study which point to this. If you analyze the pathophysiology of the disease,you will realize it is due to lack of bonding between the collagen fibrils of the cornea.Radiation has not been shown as a causative factor. Cell phones wilL therefore not have any effect. Still, lets use caution, for who knows what studies 30 years from now will show.
Ahoy there! The ship to the coolest seminar o n keratoconus is set to sail . Learn about keratoconus, intacs and cross-linking
Grab your phones, or shoot in an email to grab your preferred starboard seat. Learn about treatment of keratoconus, and forme fruste. Questions you had about your own eyes will be also answered.
Los Angeles keratoconus expert dr. Khanna will be happy to inform the residents of Los Angeles, Ventura, riverside and surrounding counties about the latest treatment modalities of keratoconus with emphasis on corneal crosslinkage. This treatment is performed in our Beverly hills surgery center. We use epithelium off technique with riboflavin.
Please feel free to bring all your questions to this free seminar.
Tritia is a wonderful person who was suffering from not such a wonderful disease keratoconus. Here is her story in her own words.
This story is for educational purposes. A lot of patients in Los Angeles, California suffer from keratoconus. They do not have access to the latest information. Sometimes even the medical community is unaware of the latest technology in the hands of keratoconus experts of Beverly hills. So we want to spread information on intacs, cross linkage and other newer treatments directly to the people suffering from keratoconus.
Tritia is a warrior in this battle against keratoconus. She deserves our congratulations and continued support.