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
A dentist mentioned she was in pain after Intac surgery. So what are the causes for pain after intacs surgery. Intacs, as you may recall are small plastic segment which are implanted in tunnels created in the cornea. These tunnels are created at a predetermined depth. The thin cornea with bulging apex is typical of keratoconus. Intacs push up this weakened corneal segment to come in line with the line of sight. The pressure exerted from the intacs segment can induce tension which may be felt as pain. Studies have shown that intacs may impinge on a corneal nerve causing persistent pain. Other reasons for pain may be corneal drying, erosions or a stitch.
A proper corneal evaluation done by an intacs expert can help diagnose the cause of pain after intacs insertion procedure.
Los Angeles keratoconus expert dr. Khanna is responding to requests of keratoconus patients in California especially orange county, Ventura and Los Angeles county. This keratoconus and intacs expert will host the session. You can ask any questions relating to this newer technology of intacs.
Intacs is FDA approved and made by additional technology.
Some of previous intacs patients may grace the seminar.
Keratoconus expert Dr. Khanna – will be holding Free patient seminars across southern california in Januarary and Feburary 2011.
The seminars will discuss the disease of keratoconus and treatment options including the latest on intacs and crosslinkage therapies.
Rajesh Khanna, MD is a Beverly Hills Cornea Surgeon and Board certified by American Board of Ophthalmology.
Early keratoconus can be masked. Some patients report a small blur in the vision. When they visit an eye doctor there may not be much to detect. Glasses may do the trick and patient goes back home only to realizes glasses don’t give him great vision. Gradually the keratoconus causes frequent change in glasses. Its important that they seek a keratoconus expert. In los angeles we have dr. Khanna who is a keratoconus expert. He is a professional who is considered an expert in the field of keratoconus.
Los Angeles is a big city or rather a melting pot with Indians, Hispanic Asian whites and blacks all living together. A lot of thes good folks may me suffering from keratoconus
But over the last 2 decades researchers have discovered ways to help people suffering from keratoconus. Los Angeles cornea expert dr. Khanna can help people in Los Angeles battle this disease.
Indications for Intacs
1. Must be 21 years of age or older
2.progressive deterioration in vision not able to be improved with contact lenses or spectacles.
3.Clear central cornea
4.Central corneal thickness of 450 microns or more
5.corneal transplantation is the only other option.
Los Angeles keratoconus expert dr. Khanna advises other surgeons to follow these indications.
This study is from Clek or the collaborative longitudinal evaluation of keratoconus. It came from college of optometry in Ohio.
RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences among the 3 groups (M, HA, and HI) in race, history of atopic disease, family history of keratoconus, or rigid contact lens wear in the right and left eyes. At baseline, there were no significant differences among the 3 groups in high-contrast best-corrected visual acuity, low-contrast best-corrected visual acuity, or steep keratometric reading. Progression of keratoconus, as assessed by changes in these 3 continuous variables, was equal for the 3 groups. M had more corneal scarring than did HA or HI; however, there was no progression of scarring for any of the groups.
CONCLUSION: Keratoconus progressed in both men and women, aged 48-59 years; however, there were no differences among the groups in progression.
So what we learn her is that if you live in Los Angeles and suffer from keratoconus, there is still a chance of scarring even if you are in your fourties. You need to see Los Angeles cornea expert . Dr Khanna has offices in Beverly hills and west lake village and helps residents of Los Angeles with management of keratoconus.