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Keraflex - Corneal flatterning with out tissue removal
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Was meaning to post this, had a long Christmas and New Year !

It is about Keraflex which uses Corneal Crosslinking to "fix" the new shape after a one sec microwave pulse of ring to the cornea, lets see how things go, results are early only and low in number and there is a lot of data to be collected over the years, let us wait and see, the cornea does have "memory", lets hope not like with the use of CK (and i was reading that with CK and CXL the effect of CK does not last longer, as CXL is to stop progression nothing else). But its great that they can see the need for something like this. I wish them well

http://www.your-story.org/avedro-initiates-keraflex%C2%AE-kxl-clinical-trials-for-treating-keratoconus-71336/

Kane


-- Edited by Kane on Saturday 16th of January 2010 03:49:34 PM

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Some updates and initial results interesting, pretty good cone reductions:

http://bmctoday.net/crstodayeurope/2010/03/article.asp?f=feature-story-thermo-biomechanics-for-treating-keratoconus-and-refractive-errors

Click on the pdf to see some topography results, my question here is if the outcome more easily corrected with glasses? (is there good ways to just see an orbscan and do some preliminary judgement to see what powers and needed if its more regular and more easily corrected)

I can undestand that lenes would fit better since it is less steep, but is there a way to see from the orbscans what result could be expected with glasses?

BR Henrik.F

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Avedro Becomes Sponsor of US FDA Clinical Trials of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking:

http://www.avedro.com/PressReleases/Avedro_PhaseIIICrosslinking_16March2010.pdf



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Yes, seems like people are starting to see KXL to have some real potential, really nice. I myself feel KXL is less invasive and PRK+CXL, but maybe to early to say something yet :) but very intresting. However, can you guys from the orbscans see if the outcome from KXL is less irregular astigmastism and hence easier correctable stuff? I mean for sure the cone is shrunk, but what is the visual outcome? I dont really know how to see from an orbscan what could be expected.

Br Henrik

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Date: Mon Nov 1 12:20 PM, 2010
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Just a quick note to say, they are doing Keralex here http://wellingtoneyeclinic.com/

You may contact them to find out more.

Remo

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I uploaded an attachment on Keraflex, please see the attached file on this post.

-- Edited by Bobby on Wednesday 24th of November 2010 02:35:42 AM

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Keraflex.pdf (125.1 kb)
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Hello Bobby,

Interesting article.  I am looking for more information with regards to whether it is available in the US or Canada for treatment. 

My son has KC stopped with crosslinking but his right eye is still the worst in terms of vision. Contacts in my opinion is not an option as we tried this pre-crosslinking and all they did was cause my son to rub his eyes even more thus making his keratoconus mainly his right eye advanced.

A graft is the last option; therefore I am looking for something less invasive in conjunction with another crosslinking on is right eye to correct his vision so that he can see out of both eyes. 

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Charmaine


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Hello ccormier77,

Sorry to hear of the story, and of someone so young also ! Transplants causes progressive astigmitisum, usually contacts are still needed afterwards, and then there is the risk of rejection but everything else can be tried (if an adult!) but certainly you may be able to have Keraflex as its not invasive like the others options. However I am not sure if it can be done once CXL has been done already.

RGPS can be risky and cause scarring, and some say can increase the chance of progression, but CXL done first before contact lens use is always better. Therearesoft lens options in KC. It is difficult to manage contacts if your blimnd with out them ! and if your a youngster! We certainly do understand !

Our member called "Remo" posted this link http://wellingtoneyeclinic.com/ contact them to find out more on what your interested in, as they are doing Keraflex.

Best regards

Bobby


-- Edited by Bobby on Friday 26th of November 2010 03:34:33 AM

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