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Date: Mon Jun 14 2:56 AM, 2010
Anyone heard of CK Radiofrequency for Advanced Keratoconus
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Hello All,

Just wondering if anyone has heard of CK Radiofrequency for Advanced Keratoconus? Stumbled upon an abstract to an interesting article and a video. Can anyone access this article without having to pay for it?
Any thoughts on this technology?

http://www.jcrsjournal.org/article/S0886-3350(07)00652-9/abstract




Kind regards,

Charmaine

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Date: Mon Jun 14 2:29 PM, 2010
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Just made the link clickable on.

From eperience, unless your in something like a university you have to pay unfortunatly for the full article.

http://www.jcrsjournal.org/article/S0886-3350(07)00652-9/abstract

Two points on the CK:

1) The cornea will "unfold" back to its orginal state after a time (a longer follow up period needed than the study or video covers)
2) Since it needs to be done close to the pupil there may on occations be a chance of scarring occuring, which may infringe on to the front of the pupil, causing vision to drop.

The rotating graft may be good to for some cases but best left as an option if really needed as there may be a even lesser invasive way forward in options for your son and you to go down.

Best of Luck

Remo

-- Edited by Remo on Monday 14th of June 2010 01:33:03 PM

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Date: Mon Jun 14 7:56 PM, 2010
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Hi interesting, is this a bit similar in approach to KXL ( me myself awaits eagerly more results from that)

Mikrowave reshaping

www.avedro.com


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Hello Zenke,

This seems like a blessing for my son to avoid the need for a transplant. I have contacted the Avedro company for more information.

It would be good to know that if my son already had crosslinking done, would he still be a candidate for microwave reshaping of his cornea. The company website states that crosslinking after the microwave reshaping should be done to hold the reshaping in place.

A big thank you Zenke for sharing this hopeful alternative to a transplant for my son smile.gif

Kindest regards,
Charmaine

P.S. Massachusetts is a lot closer than Europe.

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Date: Tue Jun 15 8:59 PM, 2010
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Hi, I think KXL in KC cases also contains a crosslinking part, maybe on a more precise area of the cornea. 

Doing CXL twice would be no problem. Or he could skip CXL in KXL case, not sure about how it will work.

KXL seems pretty safe and it was first design for low myopes that are scared of laser, so from my point of view it seems really interesting.

I did CXL on my worst eye and i also think KXL would be really interesting to further improve it. My aim is to get down the cylinder power so i can have glasses on that eye again. The cornea is to thin for PRK on that eye from what i know.

I also await more information and results from:



The procedure also seem very interesting, information and questions about that diamond knife surgery can also be found in this forum.


-- Edited by Zenke on Tuesday 15th of June 2010 08:04:18 PM

-- Edited by Zenke on Tuesday 15th of June 2010 08:06:07 PM

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Thank you Zenke for some more innovative procedures for KC.

From what I understand from his cxl doctor, he has stage III or IV keratoconus in his right eye.

May I ask what stage your right eye is or was?

I am looking to proceed with the least invasive approach to correcting my son's corneal bulge.

Do you know how long KXL has been around for?

I am looking to see if there are any KXL doctors in the U.S. that have performed it for a while. I doubt we have the procedure available in Canada as crosslinking has only been up here for two years.

Kind regards,

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Date: Thu Jun 17 8:30 PM, 2010
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Hi, my worst eye the left which i did CXL on was between modest and severe (think that is between stage II and III) atleast it was too bad to get any useful eyesight with glasses.

From CXL the cone got reduced a bit, i can now use flatter RGP lens and it itches less. Not comparable with the reduction that KXL seems to be able to yield do, CXL is mainly for making it more stable.

However I my plan is to try to improve it further, since i cannot use the RGP as much as I want :(

I think they started with the first KC KXL trials half a year ago, so it is still pretty new. Now i personally wait for some long term results and bigger cohort of data.

Br Henrik.F




-- Edited by Zenke on Thursday 17th of June 2010 07:34:26 PM

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Thank you for replying and sharing that info.

My son's BSCVA for his right eye is 20/125.

I don't want to take the chance with contact lenses again because my son's eyes dry out way too much and he can't get them in his eyes anyway.

His left eye pre-CXL was UCVA 20/50 and afterwards UCVA 20/25. I think CXL works better on mild keratoconus.

His right eye pre-CXL was UCVA 20/200 and afterwards BSCVA 20/125.

BSCVA tells me that even with contact lenses or spectacles he is unable to achieve anything better than 20/125 - am I interpretting this correctly?

Kind regards,
Charmaine

-- Edited by ccormier77 on Friday 18th of June 2010 01:43:41 AM

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