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Date: Fri Sep 2 12:06 AM, 2005
Helping the Keratoconus Patient Cope
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This links says...

"This O.D. offers practical suggestions about keratoconus that all eyecare practitioners should know." (I think its a good read for a patient as well)

Please Click Here

-- Edited by QuintriX at 00:09, 2005-09-02

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Date: Mon Aug 8 7:33 PM, 2016
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Be aware that this article was written in 1999 and the information is becoming dated with regard to contact lens options. One statement in the article rubbed me the wrong way: 

Regardless of our individual expertise as practitioners, we are seen by the patient population as experts in the eyecare field. All keratoconus patients expect to be fit easily, accurately and with the least expenditure of time and money.

I doubt that I am the only KC patient who figured out pretty quickly that most eyecare practitioners (ECPs) are NOT experts with regard to keratoconus, even if they profess to be. I also figured out pretty quickly that a contact lens fitting was NOT going to be easy, accurate, or inexpensive. 

My suggestion to ECPs is that they decide whether or not they want to become experts with regards to KC contact lens fitting, with the understanding that being an expert in KC contact lens fitting will bring you a lot of patients who are hard to fit and not especially profitable to serve. Only ECPs who find KC contact lens fitting an interesting intellectual challenge should try to develop a KC specialty practice. ECPs who would rather make a lot of money without facing a lot of difficult patients should concentrate on selling "high tech" eyeglass lenses in designer frames to people with ordinary vision issues. And they should learn who has decided to become the KC specialist and refer their KC patients to the specialist without reservation or embarrassment. I think the better statement would have been:

Regardless of our individual expertise as practitioners, we see ourselves as experts in the eyecare field. We expect to be able to fit all keratoconus patients easily, accurately and with the least expenditure of time and money.

I would then go on to say that the reality is a KC patient is part of a small, difficult to serve population. Most ECPs will serve the KC patient better by knowing the ECPs who are in a position to help the KC patient and making the referral.



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Date: Thu Aug 11 9:02 PM, 2016
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JimKC wrote:

Be aware that this article was written in 1999 and the information is becoming dated with regard to contact lens options. One statement in the article rubbed me the wrong way: 

Regardless of our individual expertise as practitioners, we are seen by the patient population as experts in the eyecare field. All keratoconus patients expect to be fit easily, accurately and with the least expenditure of time and money.

I doubt that I am the only KC patient who figured out pretty quickly that most eyecare practitioners (ECPs) are NOT experts with regard to keratoconus, even if they profess to be. I also figured out pretty quickly that a contact lens fitting was NOT going to be easy, accurate, or inexpensive. 

My suggestion to ECPs is that they decide whether or not they want to become experts with regards to KC contact lens fitting, with the understanding that being an expert in KC contact lens fitting will bring you a lot of patients who are hard to fit and not especially profitable to serve. Only ECPs who find KC contact lens fitting an interesting intellectual challenge should try to develop a KC specialty practice. ECPs who would rather make a lot of money without facing a lot of difficult patients should concentrate on selling "high tech" eyeglass lenses in designer frames to people with ordinary vision issues. And they should learn who has decided to become the KC specialist and refer their KC patients to the specialist without reservation or embarrassment. I think the better statement would have been:

Regardless of our individual expertise as practitioners, we see ourselves as experts in the eyecare field. We expect to be able to fit all keratoconus patients easily, accurately and with the least expenditure of time and money.

I would then go on to say that the reality is a KC patient is part of a small, difficult to serve population. Most ECPs will serve the KC patient better by knowing the ECPs who are in a position to help the KC patient and making the referral.


 Yes, this can be a difficult and time-consuming endeavor, but with many rewards.  KC patients are among my favorites because they really do appreciate the effort.  However, insurance reimbursements need to be commensurate with the costs of fitting.  Unlike a surgery that is over and done with in a matter of minutes, lens fittings can drag out for days, week, or even months.  But the results in terms of vision are unsurpassed.



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Date: Thu Sep 29 6:11 PM, 2016
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Please learn the work of Dr Joel Wallach he is the mineral doctor and he fixes the issue of macular degeneration, cataract, keratoconu. I have used his product and worked well.

What ever you discussed above is same as his research there is already product. It is called "clinical nutrition".



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videos

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2) Ocutiv

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4) selenium


Also this video is a good introduction to Dr Wallach.
www.youtube.com/watch ---- truth about nutrition
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