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Date: Thu Mar 11 9:25 PM, 2010
RE: Epi-On CXL
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Hi I agree, one side of it that might be forgotten is the psychological part, that the patient knows, know it should be stopped, that could be worth quite alot. I dont know if am strange, but i tend to check my vision each day and think is it worse? Even though i know my best eye should be stable.

Yepp hopefully the visual outcome of CXL will be more predicable without scraping off the epithelium. If you find more info about the epi on research please post :)

I also think the patient might be able to affect the doctors quite alot. Have you heard about vision varying extra much in KC cases due to blood sugar, blood pressure, general mood etc? Mine does, some days I feel i nearly have my hawk eye vision back, some days i cant even focus clearly on faces.

I heard from my opticians that the astigmatism might vary even for non KC people during the day, maybe it is even worse for KC people?

BR Henrik.F

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Date: Fri Mar 12 7:59 PM, 2010
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Yes, spikes in blood sugar as well as blood pressure can affect vision in keratoconus patients. Very high or low blood pressures can change the intraocular pressure (IOP). It is very important for patients with diabetes to keep their blood sugar under control. A number of serious complications may arise due to unchecked diabetes.

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Date: Sat Mar 13 4:58 PM, 2010
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Hi, very interesting, so it is proven somehow that blood sugar and blood pressure can affect cornea topography or what to say, form?

I sometimes have very low blood sugar (measured it and it was on the lower border to what was diabetic level)

My dad suspects it is due to all weight traning and the huge amounts of food my body is used to have, if it doesnt get it i get tired, angry with worse vision.

Is low or high blood suger levels the worst for KC? Is it established that blood sugar  blood pressure can affect KC corneas more than normal corneas?

If it affects KC corneas more, is it due to that the cornea isnt as rigid as normal ones? If so a CXL might help? :)

Alot of questions and testing in the way to get somewhat satisfied with the vision again :)

Thanks for all answers

BR Henrik.F





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Date: Wed Mar 17 6:03 PM, 2010
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Both low and high sugar levels are capable of causing visual disturbances. Failing to keep your blood sugar in check can promote retinopathy. It is best to consult your ophthalmologist.

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Date: Wed Jul 7 5:19 PM, 2010
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Have any clinics adopted Ricrolin te yet? I'm very interested in epi-on crosslinking

I also know that a doctor in turkey has mentioned using an alcohol wash to loosen up the epithelium before cxl.


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