Keratoconus patients ahoy

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.

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Rubbing keratoconus ; which came first

Chicken or egg- which came first. Maybe whatever you ordered first. Lol
But keratoconus is no laughing matter. In California many patients are victims of this disease. A question Los Angeles keratoconus experts ask their patients is if they have rubbed their eyes. Some researchers feel rubbing contributes to the development and progression of keratoconus. Other cornea experts feel keratoconus patients rub to see better. So the jury is out there. Our advise is not to rub your eyes.
Rubbing can also move implanted intacs. So instead of rubbing we need to find the cause of rubbing.

Genetics of keratoconus

Keratoconus (KC) is a bilateral, non-inflammatory, and progredient corneal ectasia that mostly occurs as a sporadic disorder, but it has long been recognized that a significant minority of patients also exhibit a family history. In Los Angeles in recent years several candidate genes such as VSX1 and SOD1 have been proposed, and some disease-causing mutations have been identified. Keratoconus research in united states has also focused on collagen genes, especially those that are differentially expressed in KC cornea. Alterations in COL4A3 and COL4A4 genes may be responsible for decreases in collagen types I and III, a feature often detected in Los angeles keratoconus.