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Date: Tue Jul 22 10:28 PM, 2008
RE: New Keratoconus Treatment?
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My name is Joseph Wilson and I am joining this group on behalf of my
father-in-law, Dr. Samir Quawasmi.

I happened upon this Board almost 4 weeks ago but was unable to get the site to load correctly. I do not know what the problem has been but apparently it has been remedied and I joined earlier this evening.

My father-in-law has developed a new procedure to address keratoconus. He calls it the BADER PROCEDURE (pronounced bay-dur and meaning full moon in the Arabic language). He has performed the surgery over 240 times and all patients have experienced improvement. This new approach to treatment addresses the irregularity of the cornea and the steepness of the meridian by using a combination of circular keratotomy and arcuate incisions of different angular lengths and depths from the pupilary axis using an arcuate keratome for the procedure. The premise of the surgery is to undermine the
circumference of the cornea to address the heap or the bulge of the
cornea and then use the arcuate incisions to adress the
ovality of the cornea. In this method of treatment, which has been
based on his long term study of keratotomy incisions, there is an
increase in the thickness and width of the incision site and change
in the normogram of the cornea with its vertical and horizontal
meridian releasing steepness tension resulting in improved visual
acuity. Visual acuity improves over time and the improvement is
dependent on the speed at which the incision gap is filled with new
cells. After the Bader procedure, there is a thickening
of the cornea due to edema and lay down of the keratocytes during
regeneration. PRK or glasses may be utilized to correct any
resulting myopia later. His method utilizes the natural healing
process of the eye to return the cornea to regularity.

I moved to Amman, Jordan 3 months ago to assist him with disseminating
information about his procedure to the world and to assist with any
patients that may be English speakers and need assistance in
obtaining information.

I created a blog about my father-in-law which someone has already found. His new website (currently in Arabic, but soon in English) can be found at http://www.dr-samirquawasmi.com I have experienced some difficulty with page loading so be patient. Click on the links until you find a video of the procedure and topographies pre and post-op.

He will be posting two new case studies in the next few weeks and soliciting other colleagues and scientists from around the world to duplicate his findings. It has been stated that he has trained doctors in other countries, this is a rumour, he has only presented his research. He is just beginning the training and duplication phase of his research. There is another misstatement that he has presented his research in over 120 countries. This is in fact not true, maybe an error in translation, but he has presented at conferences with representatives from over 120 countries.

If you want more information you can contact me at the e-mail I created at drsamirquawasmi@yahoo.com

There is a yahoo account listed on his website, but I am not sure how well it will be monitiored. Additionally, if you call his clinic, he may be difficult to reach because his time is split between research, patients and consultations with other doctors. Also, the receptionists will not speak to you about the procedure as they are not fluent speakers of English. If however, you do choose to call him, he has asked that you reference my name, Joseph, as the person who referred you to him, this may speed up the process of speaking with him personally, but again he is very busy. The best line of contact is through me. I welcome questions, comments, etc. and I speak with him extensively 3 nights per week.

I have someone creating a transcript of the news segments on MBC and Alarabiya and hope to post them here within the next 5 days.

I wish all of you well and look forward to answering your questions and providing you with information about the procedure.

Sincerely,

Joseph Wilson

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Date: Tue Jul 22 11:30 PM, 2008
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Welcome Joseph,

Please post away what you would like to tell us !

Kane

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Date: Wed Jul 23 1:06 AM, 2008
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Hi,

What are the costs and are there any published studies ?

Thank you in advance

Remo


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Date: Sun Jul 27 10:03 PM, 2008
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Wow! It has been incredibly difficult logging in and finally I have been successful.

His official site is http://www.dr-samirquawasmi.com

I have created a blog about him at www.keratoconusanewdirection.blogspot.com

And you can join a new Yahoo! Group located at:
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thebaderprocedure/

I hope this information is helpful. He is currently seeking colleagues from around the world to be trained in the surgical method and duplicate his work in order to confirm his research findings.

Also, there has been a question regarding the cost of the procedure. You can expect to pay between 3500JD ($5,000) and 5000JD ($7,000) per eye depending on the severity of the disorder.

Sincerely,

Joseph Wilson

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Date: Mon Jul 28 4:01 AM, 2008
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Please put it in to the respeted jorneals which Dr's usually do put new proposed ways to correct vision in to and which Dr's read (and then they can know about them to learn more if they want to) before approaching patients for their custom, its a high price tag for something not proved. You come over as a spammer other-wise.

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Date: Mon Jan 26 10:20 AM, 2009
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sorry man i still dont understand the procedure the website is no good is this similar to the mini ark do you treat phase 1 is there proof after procedure the eye stable lets sasy after 5 years any patient testamone , all you got are interviews from the news wheres the proof come on man i feel your hiding something make a video try to explain

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Date: Tue Jan 27 12:36 AM, 2009
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Hello,

I just want to say not to lose the big picture here.Collagen crosslinking is a proven CLINICAL treatment-therapy for kc.All kcers should have in mind that.The first and lifesavour thing is to perform crosslinking.We need to strength our cornea and treat the underlying pathology of kc and that is collagen crosslinking.This evolutionary option which is now available to kc all over the world and accepted from the whole opthalmic surgeon community.

The important thing is the freezing of the cornea and not a short term treatment to make a cornea see better than before.Any combined treatment MUST have collagen crosslinking as a safety net otherwise there is a huge risk of safety.

I think experimental treatments with no crosslinking for strengthing the cornea are a big no.

All the best,

P.S Dr Theo Seiler showed us the way.Eternal thanks to him and his family for its greatness.

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Date: Sat Nov 20 12:02 PM, 2010
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Any update on this?

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