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Date: Sun Feb 20 12:01 PM, 2011
Should I go for C3R
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Hi,

 

I am suffering from Keratoconous for past 5 years. I am 23 years old now.

I have got mixed answers on C3R + INTACS. One doctor told it would be benefitial for me and other doctor said it has many side effects and it is like playing with your eyes.

I am confused whether to go for it or not. I am working in a software industry and cannot get more than 3weeks leaves.

 

Keratoconous is not in advanced stage. It is moderate and currently I am using glasses. I tried contact lenses but I was not comfortable with them.

What is the recovery period and how long will it take for me to get back to computer?

Waiting for response. Thanks

 

Saurabh



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Date: Sun Feb 20 12:28 PM, 2011
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Corneal Crosslinking is for progression, so keep a check on that before anything else.

Healing can vary but if you do one eye at a time it will not be a big problem.

My personal advice to you is: When you get advice on surgery ask a medical Dr with the experience, not any other type like a contact lens Dr or optician, who wish to sell more contact lenses or glasses and keep you stuck in them.

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Date: Sun Feb 20 12:42 PM, 2011
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Thanks for the response. What is the average time in which a person can return to computer? I know it varies from person to person but any average estimates.

I have heard about people suffering from glare/halos/night vision after cross linking. Is it permanent or the glare and other symptoms go away with time?



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Date: Mon Feb 21 12:47 AM, 2011
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Healing is in stages, for up to one year or even more your corneal readings can improve with changes to the shapre, but six months is when this hasppens the most.

If you have more milder kc and if you are younger than healing is quicker than if you was not. In advanced KC there may be hazewhich remains for months, but reducing with time.

Ask your consultant what he thinks on your case what the healing might be. All going well you should be ok at one month to go back to contacts (thats for people who nee them to see), but the vision might not be prefect at that time and more time may be required.

If you had night vision trouble before CXL, you will have it afterwards, CXL is not used to improve vision, its only for the treatmet of progression once detected and you are found to be suitable after tests have been made.

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