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Date: Sun Nov 18 1:43 AM, 2007
RE: PRK With X Linking
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Hello Joseph.

Can i ask you something?

Why do you developed post lasik ectasia?Have the doctors tell you that or give you a clear and straight answer?

I think that if it would have happened to me i would DEFINETELY SUE the doctor who perform me laser and moreover LASIK.

People i think that we as patients should be much more alive to these kind of things.IF SOMEONE IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR THE LASER PROCEDURE DOCTORS OUGHT TO TELL HIM.

If they think that a patient is a candidate and they have made wrong conclusion then i think that THEY ARENOT CAPABLE OF BEING A DOCTOR.So,something clearly must happen with this.
Everywhere i see signs of LASIK.Come and We Clear up your vision and then the patient ends up with an ectasia.

I have no words....These things i discussed with my doctor before performing the TOPO-PRK and crosslinking and he told me what my vision would be after the treatment.As i have said before nothing is left to luck.So,all of this questions about integrity and other stuff ARE POINTLESS.

AND let me explain.You come,you are discussing with your doctor AND IF YOU ARE PROVED TO BE WITH SCIENTIFIC ELEMENTS AND DATA A CANDIDATE THEN YOU PERFORM THE TREATMENT AS ME.All the other, guys are just words which dont lead anywhere in my opinion.We cant do much from the internet OR IMPROVE OUR VISION BY SPECULATE this or that.

The conclusion is:You must know if you are a candidate and this must be scientificely proved and certainly explained by your doctor before what your vision acquity will be after the treatment.Doctor Kanellopoulos explained me all of these things and believe me I ASK A MILLION QUESTIONS BEFORE,but IF I WASNT A CANDIDATE what to do with that?

For everyone who wants this treatment MUST KNOW IF HE IS A CANDIDATE AS I HAVE EXPLAINED.AND BY BEING A CANDIDATE MEANS HE HAS GOOD THICKNESS,COLLAGEN CROSSLINKING WELL PERFORMED ETC.We cant FIND OUT IN HERE IF SOMEONE IS A CANDIDATE OR NOT.I am a little annoyed because we are reading so much stuff BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE ARE STAYING ONLY IN WORDS AND THEORY.

All the best,



-- Edited by Zeus at 01:58, 2007-11-18

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Date: Wed Nov 21 12:40 AM, 2007
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Hello

I have read few hours ago more about the topography guided PRK and keratoconus and crosslinking.

I have not found a single doctor that performs collagen crosslinking and topography guided PRK combined to Kc patients except from my doctor.

Also,i have found 5doctors who are performing Topography guided PRK at keratoconus patients BUT WITHOUT THE CROSSLINKING.

For me and Doctor Kanellopoulos is THE CROSSLINKING AND THE TOPO-PRK.Together.You are treating the Kc,Holistic.

So,they are performing TOPO-PRK not to crosslinked corneas.So,to that i had right for saying that you cant get elsewhere the treatment except Greece.

Moreover from my findings, 3doctors of the above were using to perform the Topography guided PRK the Allegretto Wavelight 400hz EYE Q flying spot laser.So, as you understand i would like to say that this laser is a ^keratoconic^ laser.Doctors have understood how amazing and best it is.

Also, i read something that really made me speechless.Listen to that:When somebody performs TOPO-PRK because the main treatment is at the periphery of the cornea away from your cone,to understand that is across the cone,YOU GIVE A SHAPE THAT MAKES THE CORNEA MORE STABLE!!!!smile.gif

Its like the cornea have more balance.Also,the cornea at the periphery is far far more rigid than in any other place.

So,i perform this technique treatment BUT TOGETHER WITH THE CROSSLINKING.I wouldnt have chosen only the TOPO-PRK.smile.gif

So,it is absolutely safe WITH THE XLINKING PROCEDURE.We were saying about integrity but from the doctors experience the cornea is stabilizing better and the specific doctors dont perform crosslinking afterwards.

Now can you imagine THAT AND THE TOPO-PRK AND THE COLLAGEN CROSSLINKING WHICH ARE THE BENEFITS FOR US?

Cloudd also has performed the same treatment as me.WHERE IS HE????Cloudd tell at the forum what is your vision now and YOUR OPINION!Where have you gone??









-- Edited by Zeus at 00:46, 2007-11-21

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Date: Wed Nov 21 4:00 PM, 2007
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My situaltion is i am 25 and have cataracts in both eyes, only miniscule in left eye[unoperated] , its worse in my operated eye[side effect of op they rekon] but nowhere as bad as to require surgery at least at the moment...my opticiens words were "i don't think they will do anything with that cataract in right eye when you go to the hospital for your check up in march as it is not really affecting your corrected vision in that eye..you just need stronger glasses".."you may have problems with glare or night driving if you did drive due to the cataract at this stage but that is ablut it really unless it gets worse in which case they could operate..they only operate when they have to though"

i got an odd verdict that while my kc is stable but that my myopia is slightly less...can that happen?? it did not make sense to me.. i didn't/don't dare to hope that i am one of those rare cases where i have kc regression [in a panic i rang opticien to ask if kc was getting better and he said no but i was slightly less shortsighted in that eye ...myopia can go up and down] ..my prescription is the same in that my vision is more or less the same and no need to get new glasses . While i am glad if short sightedness is getting better for no reason ..it sure makes me feel a freak since kc is progressive..it also increases my fears that i am diabetic[long long story..but i have severe diabetic symptoms but normal fasting blood glucose apparently..drs never got to the bottom of why i am always terribly thirsty..my mind plays tricks on me i guess" ]...my optiicien seems to making out that my kc is static but that myopia can fluctualte...?i am sure the opticien thought to himself "put her in a straight jacket and lock her up..she is angry all the time. what the hell is wrong with her..i know she never feels so bad she suffers from pschotic depression but she sure is a freak"

i saw 20/40 corrected [when he tried adding my glasses prescription to my contacts..and did the better one or two thing] with glasses plus contacts in left eye(driving line optiicen calls it] with right eye covered ..i saw 20/40 plus 2 letters with glasses with graft / cataract right eye and left eye covered . i saw 20/40 + 3 letters with both eyes with everything[contacts and glasses] ..so don't know if thats good or not[is that 20/30??]..my prescription is the same..i don't know if i got stonger prescription if i could see 20/20 or not but presume not...i was surprised as i thought i saw better than that [20/40 in moderate kc eye] last time when opticien was fiddling with prescriptions[..must be my imagination.as far as i know i am about -9...as i needed -9 for past year and a stronger prescription in march but yesterday i was told it had improved by 1 degree..so i would say i am about -9 in left eye...is that correctable with lasik or prk[ i think it is just about.]

so its good news all around yesterday..
Edited by Geraldine at 16:04, 2007-11-21

-- Edited by Geraldine at 19:19, 2007-11-21

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