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Post Info TOPIC: Need opthamologist w/ specialty in KC in Peru


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Date: Fri Feb 29 2:22 AM, 2008
Need opthamologist w/ specialty in KC in Peru

Hello, My brother was just diagnosed with severe keratoconus and he lives in Peru. He is 30 years old and his vision is already severely affected. If he does not get treatment, he will not be able to support his family. The eye doctor that is treating him now does not appear to be qualified to treat this disease because he told him that surgery was only in the experimental stages in the US and that none is available in Peru.

Does anyone know of a resource that could recommend a qualified opthamologist in Peru (or even Brazil or Bolivia if necessary)? Or possibly information about how to get a medical visa to bring him here for treatment? Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Fredy Suni

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Date: Fri Feb 29 2:45 AM, 2008

Welcome to you Fredy,

As you mentioned Brazil you may want to visit:

Can't comment on the medical visa as I don't have the experience about it, but I'm sure there is something like that which can be done.

I thought 'i'd let you know that there is a Dr in Mexico who does the Crosslinking treatment, its not available in the US like its approved in Europe, and due to that patients are going to Mexico to have this treatment done.

This is site:

I hope that helps

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