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Post Info TOPIC: Keraflex - Corneal flatterning with out tissue removal


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Date: Wed Aug 3 3:35 PM, 2011
RE: Keraflex - Corneal flatterning with out tissue removal
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Dinesh, email him through his site as he has not posted here for a while.

Wayne



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Date: Wed Aug 3 6:54 PM, 2011
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Hi Dinesh,

Officially Avedro will say yes.  However, I take this case by case and see the extent of KC first.  I would always recommend that if you are happy with CLs then carry on.  INTACS , Keraflex, PRK are treatments used when CL fail in my hands.  Happy for you to send me your scans for advise.



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Date: Tue Oct 4 6:52 AM, 2011
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I had the keraflex done last friday, and that itself was hasslefree. After it was done I had to wait 2 hours to have the CXL done, which was surprisingly VERY uncomfortable for me even though it only lasted for 3 minutes. I stood up after it and was honestly feeling quite woozy.

Immediately after the keraflex, I had a scan which showed a great flattening of my cornea. However, before I got the CXL done two hours later I had another scan which showed that I boucned back quite a bit which was really quite disappointing. Wondering why there was the 2 hour wait and didn't just go right into the CXL.

First night was a bit terrible and I barely slept, and after that was lucky enough to be the passenger for a 4 hour drive home the next day. I ended up covering my face the whole way with a jersey and two pairs of sunglasses! That night though I slept like a baby, and have done so every other night. I've been extremely tired during the day taking frequent naps, and still ending up sleeping like a log at night, it's great. I've not had much pain and when I have had some I've killed it with Codeine before it can get worse, but there is a lot of irritation mainly when blinking. Whether that's mostly down the contact or the procedure I'm not sure. I've found that an actual eye patch has helped me a lot if I want to do anything as it means I don't need to scrunch my left eye shut (which causes me discomfort) to see anything with my right eye. And it general just blocks out a lot of light. Today though I've taken it off and just been going about with my glasses and the light sensitivity seems to have lessened quite a bit.

At the moment I haven't noticed better vision but hopefully that will come with time.

Going to see my Dr tomorrow for follow up and to get the contact taken out if he thinks that it's time. I will ask for some topography printouts to show you guys.

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Date: Tue Oct 4 10:54 AM, 2011
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Hi Josn,

It take a bit of time even with crosslinking for the eye to settle down.

Can I ask at what clinic you had Keraflex done ?

It is the case of the Epi growing back in the first few days, the haze to clear, and there will be fluncutation to expect until things have stablized in good time.

If your other eye corrected (glasses or with contacts) well enough to get around ?

I hope you a speedy recovery.

Wayne



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Date: Tue Oct 4 11:08 PM, 2011
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Hey Wayne,

Thank you for your best wishes :)

I had it done at the Wellington Eye Center (NZ). I am very lucky in that I have a very functional right eye in comparison to my left (which just sees an eye chart as a white blob), so I have been getting around alright.

I just had the contact lense taken out, and wow, what a relief. So much of that irritation has just vanished. I had been beginning to think I'd been tricked and given an RGP of some sort! There is still a bit in the center of my eye where the epithelium hasn't grown back yet, so I'm going to be seeing an optomertrist on Tuesday to determine if it has all healed up, and if it has I've been instructed to start Fluorometholone eye drops in place of the Maxitrol I've been taking.

I'm very interested to get some more scans once it's all stabilised to see what kind of reduction I got. I wasn't able to get copies of my previous ones today, but he is going to send me some (soon hopefully, but he's very busy).

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Date: Wed Oct 5 7:01 PM, 2011
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Thank you very much for letting us know the latest. Please do keep updating us, as we are keen to know!

I hope by the next follow up the epi has covered over, then you can havea shower! smile

All the best

Bobby



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Is it possibile for keraflex after a mini ark op 3 years ago . ? Archie

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Archie, Dr L does 50 microns of laser after mini ark sometimes, and so Keraflex should be something more minimal/less invasive than that after mini-ark, however check with one of the Keraflex providers. I have found wellington eye clinic in Ireland very responsive if you get in contact with them.



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