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Date: Sat Feb 5 11:10 PM, 2005
My PA Teatment
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My PA Treatment Experience (Patho-genic Agent (PA) which is suspected to contribute to Keratoconus) I believed it was important to go to Rome for my KC and after the findings from tests to then to decide on the treatments available at the Lombardi eye Clinic in Rome.


 I was examined by not one but by a handful of different Doctors on my first day at the clinic. Tests was made on equipment I have never seen at any hospital I have been to in the UK or overseas where traditional treatments had a strong base….It was clear to me that it was the culmination of collaboration from many countries which focused on actually treating keratoconus which I was lucky to glimpse.


Prof. Lombardi told me of a treatment which he is also doing other than the mini-ark treatment. This involves growing epithelial cells on top of a kc cornea by a means of using just a film of cornea, this film flattens the central portion of a kc eye; which in turn a laser can be used to correct the cornea even further after the corneal cells have been grown on the film. The whole procedure is reversible. This is another option that could be available to people. Also if i go for mini-ark it is best done on both eyes for my partcular situation when it came to mini-ark, this is due to brain visual compensation which happens when bifocal vision accuracy optimising is needed. This happens when one eye is more effected with kc than the other. However since I was not interested in surgey to get out of glasses I thought it best to see how much more my vision will improve, which it has been doing for no apparent reason! This decision was taken at my visit as it was the best time and place to decide after conversing with Doctors committed to a conclusive international KC treatment.


My second visit to Prof. Lombardi’s clinic was like a dream for the PA treatment. Various tests using bioelectrical equipment plotting graphs and measurements on my whole body and organs where made. I discussed these tests and the results with the doctor performing the examination and I found them to be vital and clever tests to do, which the west have not done or have not even thought about doing; and I was totally well informed of what the tests was for and what the results showed. From gathering all the results from the countless tests, a combination of factors was discovered as the reasons behind my keratoconus.


Treatments was prescribed for me to take home with me after they had removed the PA using bio-electronic equipment. The next day I noticed the difference straight away on the PA removal on my body. My skin…it felt more conditioned and silky….not that I noticed it was not before…but it was definitely more better than before and its been a week since my treatment and the results have not changed a week later.


This difference was something which I noticed straight away…but my eye sight has got better as well (which had been improving before my visit to Rome BTW so i can't say for sure if the PA treatment addded to that or not)….its not much but it is sharper day by day ever so slightly, which was happening before i went to rome... and why this was I don't fully know? but it may be due to a combination of the cone "settling down" after some years and not using a contact lenses to correct my kc (as i was not getting the warpage or scarring that contact lenses may have caused)…. however I was told very small improvements is something to be expected after the PA treatment had been done, the improvements was slightly more noticeable during the night-tims as the amount of glare around for example street lights was a little bit smaller.


I wanted to wait longer so I could tell you guys after some time has lapsed …this is why I am posting this after a week after my PA treatment had been done. All in all….the in side of the church at the Vatican and the PA treatment made my visit to Rome a very happy and fruitful experience. Everyone at the Lombardi Eye Clinic....Thank You very much....for your dedication and time



-- Edited by QuintriX at 18:34, 2006-03-16

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Date: Sun Feb 6 11:51 PM, 2005
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Some more information on PA treatment....as found on Prof. Lombardis web-site.....please note to our english viewers the word "Cheratocono" is the italian word for Keratoconus.....

IMPORTANT NOVITA' ON THE CHERATOCONO: we have uncovered the pathogenic agent


After 5 years of intense experimentation and research work, in January of the 2004 we are finally resolutions to define the "biological factor" of the cheratocono.

In pathology of the cheratocono it must distinguish one first phase that is that one that we have uncovered hour, and that therefore of hour in then we will call phase or biological factor, that it represents therefore the modification cause begins them of the structure collagene of the human cornea: with the loss of a stable tie between molecules of the helicoidals of the collagene, it leads to that woven slackening of corneale that, under the continuous push of the intraocular pressure, will carry, with the eventual complication due to a manual rubbing (rubbing) of the bulb or also to the use of discs of a valve to contact, to a progressive increase of the beams of curving with consequent thinning of the thickness center-paracentrale of the cornea that is equivalent to that it is called ectasia progressive of the cornea.

We must remember that, $R-with regard to the collagenopatia of the cheratocono, that that gives always had hit me was exclusively ocular localization of this particular collagenopatia: not therefore sistemica as he is normal in the collagenopatie known (for es. Sistemico Erythematous Lupus, Reumatoide Arthritis, etc.) but that it hit exclusively the two eyes.

From January 2004, we are finally resolutions to establish the temporal succession and the location of the "responsible factors" of such modification that in consistent way could explain the unusual etiologia and the singular clinical manifestation of the disease. This factor or phase begins them biological is then responsible of the modifications structural biomechanicses of the cornea (the passage from the clinical phase pre to the cheratocono of type I, II, III and therefore via), for which it is necessary necessarily, to it puts into effect them stage of our searches, the structural corrective restoration that the incisionale technique of the A.R.K and single Miniums ARK succeeds, logically, to rimodellare altered geometry of the structure and corneale curving asymmetrically ectasizzata and that it comes rimodellata therefore with one technical of microsurgery that single is able to correct such asymmetry: the A.R.K. - Miniums A.R.K.

Therefore we have begun to examine with particular equipment the patients affections from cheratocono and, to the confirmation of the tests ( than it has been revealed up to now of 100% ) of that we suspected, we have been able to begin benefice therapy motive.

We expect from this therapy:

1) to eliminate the pathogenic agent of the Cheratocono;
2) in the eyes it operates you of A.R.K., Miniums A.R.K. and epicheratoprotesi, etc to reinforce and to consolidate definitively and irreversibly the surgical effect of modification biomechanics and antiprogression caught up from the same participation;
3) in the eyes already it transplants to you: to prevent the possible recidiva of the cheratocono in the border transplanted (approximately 15-20%), inasmuch as the pathogenic agent is still present in the cornea of receiving;
4) in the eyes with cheratocono frusto: to prevent to the possible progression and the transformation therefore in cheratocono evolutionary;
5) to prevent the progressive evolution of the cheratocono in the eyes with cheratocono preclinical evolutionary but that they still have a Visus of 10/10 natural ones and therefore without some visual disturbance that evidences a subjective worsening of the vision (only diagnosticabile with the corneale map, the cheratometria and the pachimetria)
6) to prevent forming itself of same in the eyes of relatives of patients the affections from cheratocono with consistent preventive medical therapy, seen the sure familiarità of pathology;
7) in the patients with an eye already operated, for the presence of cheratocono evoluto (a transplant, ARK, Miniums ARK, epicheratoprotesi, transplant to lamellare, etc) and the eye adelfo (controlaterale) with a full Visus and therefore like in point 5 and for the eye operated like in point 2;
8) in the eyes already it operates you of ARK, Miniums ARK: to not only stabilize in order always the caught up effect but also eventually to increase an ulterior profit appiattimento in order to improve the natural vision, reducing therefore the eventual correction of the residual ametropia
9) to eliminate those 2-3 for 1000 of possible failure of the ARK and Miniums ARK.

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Date: Mon Feb 7 5:41 PM, 2005
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Dental Amalgams


One of the first questions that we are asked before having the PA treatment is if we have dental amalgams or not. This may at first seem strange, what have our teeth got to do with Keratoconus? We are told that for the treatment to achieve best results then they must all be removed. The issue of dental amalgams is a very much debated topic, it has those for and against very similar to the mini ark story. I researched the issue way back when Prof. Lombardi first mentioned it in a forum over a year ago, the data shows that even a tiny mercury contamination can effect all parts of the body, including our eyes:


1. Every amalgam daily releases on the order of 10 micrograms of mercury into the body (i.e. 3,000,000,000,000,000 mercury atoms per day),


2. More than 2/3 of the excretable mercury in humans is derived from amalgams,


3. Mercury crosses the maternal placenta into the tissue of a developing fetus,


4. Mercury is capable of inducing auto immunity,


5. Mercury immediately and continually challenges the kidney's functioning,


6. Mercury can enhance the prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistant intestinal bacteria, and


7. People exposed to mercury on a sustained basis are at risk to lowered fertility.


These are just a few of the side effects of mercury contamination, the following link will give you a much broader picture:


Full text: http://www.amalgam.org/


Hari


 



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Date: Mon Feb 7 6:31 PM, 2005
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Is white fillings ok (sorry is there a technicial name for them!!!)...i wonder???....I too did hear of the benfits to one patient who had his mercury filling taken out after mini-ark and pa treatment...and the benifit was big!!!....I personaly know this patient...

I know 100% that there is a combination of factors at play which is found and isolated by Prof. Lombardi's much acclaimed team during the pa treatment...this is one of the variables which is checked out.

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Date: Mon Feb 7 7:06 PM, 2005
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It is only the amalgams with mercury content that you have to worry about. Also dont be fooled if you discover you have 'silver' amalgams as they are not entirely what they seem (50% Mercury, 35% Silver, 15% Tin & other metals), it is just nicer to say silver than that you have mercury in your mouth.


This is a link to a UK site regarding Amalgam contamination: http://www.amalgam.ukgo.com/Homepage.htm


Hari



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Date: Mon Feb 7 7:34 PM, 2005
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Thanks mate...your a star

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Date: Mon Feb 28 1:49 PM, 2005
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Thats quite a shocking revelation... It is very good policy to search for the cause... I have two amalgams fillings and when I think ("what if") that this may be the cause .... probably good idea to change them with the white (photopolimers) fillings.

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Date: Mon Feb 28 5:38 PM, 2005
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Hi Valeri....I have a friend who knows more about this....that person got improved vision....I don't know all the details but i will ask him about it...and if it is ok for you to email them....

I have white fillings....I was told that is ok....I know metals which go in to your body (even lead found in water if there are lead piping still being used in the mains system in the streets where you live)...can cause problems to the eye.

I think it is one element which is looked at in the pa treatment...everyone has different combinations of factors which irritates their cornea further once your already born with a weaken cornea and so make it more KC.

You could also phone Prof. Lombardis office as well....to find out more...

Anyway...it was a revalation to me as well when i heard it for the first time as well...

I think there are much just ignored currently by the mainstream....at least we are in the know!!!

Catch you later

-- Edited by QuintriX at 17:39, 2005-02-28

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