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Date: Tue Jun 28 6:56 AM, 2011
RE: Keraflex - Corneal flatterning with out tissue removal
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I've had keratoconus for about 6 years now, since I was about 14 or 15. Most of the time I was feeling a general sense of hopelessness since nobody wanted or could do anything for me. However I got by with my one good eye and have been able to live a pretty normal life so I'm really grateful for that. Recently I saw an eye specialist from one of the bigger cities and it turns out he is ordering one of those Avedro machines and he's signing the papers for it in the coming weeks. He believes that I would be a great patient for one of the first treatments using this new machine, and at an extremely reduced price. I am prepared to jump through any hoops that I have to do get this done, since such an opportunity is not likely to come by often at all. I can't explain how happy that video makes me and with such amazing results for that young guy, I cannot wait. I would be over the moon if this treatment meant I was able to see the first letter on a chart with corrected vision, let alone four lines!

I've honestly never had such great timing in my life that has allowed me to come by something like this.

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Date: Thu Jun 30 5:56 AM, 2011
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Hi Josh,

Welcome to the forum.

Are you in New Zealand(the users list had your ip address as coming from NZ)?  

Did the doctor mention how long it would be before he was able to start using the machine? When I had crosslinking done here in NZ the docter explained to me that with the europen CE mark he was able to start doing the treatment straight away whereas in Australia it took months before they got all the required ethics/health dept approval to begin treatment.

 

 



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Date: Sun Jul 3 1:05 AM, 2011
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Hey Chris,

I am in New Zealand. He wasn't very specific about the time until he's able to use it and only said that it should be sometime this year. I'm going to see him again later in the month so if there are any questions you'd like me to ask him I'd be more than happy to do so.

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Date: Sun Jul 3 11:31 PM, 2011
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Does anyone know where in Europe and which doctor is performing the crosslinking and whether they would take a 16 year old?

Shirley

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Date: Mon Jul 4 12:00 AM, 2011
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Shirley, look back a few pages on this topic,  the Dr featured on this news clip below does post here, so you come to the right place!




-- Edited by Bobby on Sunday 3rd of July 2011 11:04:00 PM

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Date: Mon Jul 4 1:08 AM, 2011
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Hey Josh

Wow great that someone in New Zealand will be doing it. Did you see a doctor from the Wellington Eye centre? I just saw this http://www.trademe.co.nz/services/health-wellbeing/medical-services/auction-388283901.htm



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Date: Mon Jul 4 9:29 AM, 2011
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and more positive news about Keraflex ....

Keraflex® has received the prestigious Gold level 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110622/Avedro-receives-Gold-MDEA-award-for-Vedera-System.aspx

cheers,

kishore



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Date: Wed Aug 3 3:06 PM, 2011
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Dear Dr. Rehman.

I had CXL done in 2008
since outer skin of cornea (epithum) is removed, can I still go for keraflex.

Best Regards,
Dinesh


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