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Date: Mon Dec 8 2:09 AM, 2008
crosslinking after two years of intacs
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Hello:

So I've finally decided to join the club and have crosslinking done (w/Dr. Mark Swanson in Mexico) in January. A question to all of you who had CCL after Intacs with a signficant period of time between the two. I had Intacs implanted in both eyes several years ago. I've lost some of the flattening that was achieved initially after the Intacs. Have any of you have CCL done after a similar time period between the two procedures? What kind of results did you have after CCL?

Thanks for any insight that you can share. I'll share updates on the procedure as appropriate.

Mario



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Date: Mon Dec 8 8:48 AM, 2008
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Hello Mario, good to hear from you

I don't know too much about Intacs as I have not had it done, but wanted to comment on CXL.

Please remember that it may be a good idea to do one eye at a time and to proceed with the second eye after some time just so you can still get around. But its your choice this.

Also there is usually a haze (a milky effect) with vision during the recovery, this will take some months to clear.

I am telling you this as so you can be perpared for it, other than that I am glad that you have this great opportunity to get treated and with the very respected Dr Swanson.

Keep us informed

Kane



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Date: Tue Dec 9 4:15 AM, 2008
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Kane:

I appreciate the input. I've been struggling with whether to do one eye or both at the same time. I spaced out intacs over a 6 month period and that did seem to work well. Part of my motivation to do both at the same time with cross-linking is the travel involved. I'm cautiously optimistic that my recovery time will be on the quick side because Dr. Swanson will only be doing a partial epithelium removal- he will scrape near the intacs channels to allow for the diffusion of riboflavin throughout the cornea. I suspect I'll take the cautious route- I can be away from work for a while but I can't be without functional vision for weeks on end.

Regards,

Mario

-- Edited by paixbouche at 04:16, 2008-12-09

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Date: Tue Dec 9 9:49 AM, 2008
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Mario,

If you can please take someone with you to give you a hand early in the recovery that is good. If the partial Epi removal is away from the pupil, vision should return quicker to your pre-CXL state, and hopfully you will get a change for the better in corneal profile in the months to come.

Tell Dr Swanson that we think he is great !

Remo

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