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Date: Tue Feb 12 7:29 PM, 2008
New Keratoconus Treatment?
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Hello everybody,

a senior ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Samir Quawasmi presented a new approach for the treatment of keratoconus (http://drsamirquawasmi.com/en/tv.html) some months ago. Have you heard of it?

I don't know Arabian. Could someone transalte a summary of it into English, please?

Best regards,

Johnny

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Date: Tue Feb 12 10:50 PM, 2008
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Johnny welcome,

We do have members from Aribic speaking countries, I hope they will pass by some time soon to see your post and help out with the request.

It is my guess (and only a guess mind you) that they are doing some kind of insicional surgery... not sure though...

I will ask anyone that can translate it to help us out here

Regards

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Date: Wed Feb 13 3:38 PM, 2008
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Hello guys.

I have come across also with this Arabic doctor video.I wish that someone could translate to us in order to understand more.From the little i can understand from the pictures of the video it approaches the kc with a laser procedure.Thats the only i thing i could tell.But the doctor is speaking quite a few so definetely we need someone to translate it.

An idea.Do you think that if we send it to an arabian embassy someone could translate it and send it back to english?I thought about it and i will give it a try.Besides thats all about embassies are.lol!

Anyhow,the thing i wanted to tell is that in my opinion and from my experience i think that a treatment in order to have safe results and in the end to stop/halt/freeze keratoconus must be a treatment with crosslinking.Meaning that the safety net must be crosslinking.This is the only procedure that stops the kc by treating the underlying symptoms and by making new bonds giving it more strength to the cornea.Any treatment in my opinion must rely on collagen crosslinking.Very crucial.

Moreover something i found out,if you search at the google about the phrase Topography guided PRK you will read some innovative amazing things.For example from scientific research it has been found that the bowmans layer is playing a role to the pathology of kc.This mebrane is between the stroma and the epithelium.By performing topography guided PRK you are removing this membrane because of the ablation and the stroma attaches more nicely to the rest of the cornea.An another thing is that you also provide to the cornea the balance it has lost because of the formation of the cone.Meaning that the treatment of the laser is being performed at the periphery, opposite the cone.Thats the reason that the cornea regains its balance.

So,afterall maybe the TOPO-PRK isnt a bonus for correcting only the refractive errors-irregular astigmatism that kc has produced.It is being said that it eliminates furthermore the pathology of the kc.I think more doctors should pay attention to this.

I am really happy that we as patients want to be informed at the best treatment there is in order to do the best for our eyes.The thing that all kc patients must have in their mind i believe is to perform collagen crosslinking to arrest keratoconus before it progresses more.We are hitting the stupid disease at its root.

All the best,

P.S Mark my friend i think you have EAGLE-VISION.20/10??Wow i want to scream from Greece to hear me to Canada.I think the Allegretto Wavelight is an astonishing laser.The best FDA i read.I have 20/20 with both eyes open and i thought i had an excellent result but you are something unique i believe in the WORLD.Sometimes when i am driving my car i am shouting loudly Allegretto 400hz yioupiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii....Thats me.lol!!

-- Edited by Zeus at 15:45, 2008-02-13

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Left eye is 20/20(morning) > less by evening usually 20/20 to 20/30 (slight ghost)

Right eye is 20/15 to 20/20(in the morning depends on the day) > less by evening usually 20/20

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Date: Thu May 15 10:07 AM, 2008
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magaretoonline wrote:

Hello everybody,

a senior ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Samir Quawasmi presented a new approach for the treatment of keratoconus (http://drsamirquawasmi.com/en/tv.html) some months ago. Have you heard of it?

I don't know Arabian. Could someone transalte a summary of it into English, please?

Best regards,

Johnny



hi everyone,
i was searching the web for rgp lens options formy advanced kc when i stumnled upon this forum.
well i do know little bit of  arabic and would like to give a gist of the interview as to my understanding that dr samir gave. he gave the intro on his website as this:

Dr. Samir has revealed a new procedure to treat Keratoconus in a medical conference with over 200 Ophthalmology Doctors and scientists attendees. the procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes, also some public TV Stations has recorded reports about this medical unique procedure to treat Keratoconus, Al Arabiya is a well-known Arabic news channel, as well as the MBC group TV Channel.

 

The new procedure is based on a laser surgery for the same infected cornea itself, and there is no more need for cornea transplant, The doctor had a revealed this new technique in over 120 country around the globe, and he trained doctors to perform this operation in many countries, such as Spain, India, and the United states.

surprisingly as of now i have not seen any reports of this procedure onthe net in other countries. but maybe i need to searcfh some more.

the procedure that he developed is for very advanced kc patients in whom keratoplasty is unavoidable.
the doctor says that he preserves the same cornea and eliminates the cone by way of making a cavity under the cornea in which it goes down and the cone diminishes.
this changes the topography of the cornea and improves the vision.
I am sorry but thats all i cud understand from his talk.
hope that helps

fizzbizz

 

 

 



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Date: Thu May 22 10:14 PM, 2008
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helo eveybody

about the subject of Dr.Samir as i saw and heared from the interview is , he discovered new surgical tretment for the K.C.
insted of corneal implantation (from donor) is trying to correct the same cornea for the patient, trying to flatten the cornea by making 2 cavities under the cone and that to motivate the cornea to re-build itself and the thicknes will increase. and it done under local ansthesia. and about the residual mayopia could be corrected by lazer. the precentage of succes is high he did not mension any no, and the cost is less than corneal transplantation.

i wish u could understand my broken english.

widad


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Date: Thu May 22 11:52 PM, 2008
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Thank you very much Widad and fizzbizz - both of you guys type very good English - please feel free to write - we warmly welcome you

I tried to contact the center doing this - but have had no luck with it - can you help us out in trying to contact them ?

Thanks in advance


-- Edited by QuintriX at 23:52, 2008-05-22

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Date: Mon Jul 21 6:47 PM, 2008
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A google search for samir keratoconus turned up this web site, in English.

http://www.keratoconusanewdirection.blogspot.com/


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