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Date: Thu Dec 20 11:11 PM, 2012
Epi off crosslinking in Houston clinical trial
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Hi all,

I have had KC since I was 13 - 34 now. Left eye has always been worse, I can get by with regular glasses on right eye (very mild). Only hard contacts which I go through like socks on my left eye. Only my left eye qualified for the study and I pulled the trigger yesterday.  The entire procedure took 30 minutes including riboflavin soaking for about 20 minutes and uv light for a few minutes. I had a lot of pain last night but today (1 day post-op) has been pretty good.  I have an appointment today (follow up) and will report my progress.  I had my procedure at the Slade and Baker Vision Center in Houston, TX



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Date: Fri Dec 21 9:51 AM, 2012
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okhawaja, I hope you a speedy recovery. The blurry vision will go away in the days to come. Was it the accelereted Crosslinking you had, or was it the usual crosslinking. The accelerated crosslinking treatment (the amountof time UV light it ap[plied) is much shorter in duration.

Wayne



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Date: Thu Dec 27 4:35 AM, 2012
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Thanks Wayne - Dr. Gregory Parkhurst was my surgeon.  On my second post-op (5 days out) my contact bandage was removed and healing is proceeding nicely.  My uncorrected vision has also improved from 20/800 to 20/320 according to most recent eye exam...excited to see results once I'm fully healed.    I had the accelerated procedure - all 3 groups are given the same amount of UV light and riboflavin just different amounts of power/time. 



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Date: Sat Dec 29 7:48 AM, 2012
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There is likely to be fluctations in your vision in the days, weeks and months to follow but do not be disheartened, this is somethging which is usual not only with Crosslinking, but also with other treatments done to the cornea.

A line can be drawn at 6 months when things would have, on the most part settled, however early in the recovery its more noticable and "fades" away over the weeks to becoming only slight and then going away completely.

Best wishes for the on-going recovery...this should be now, well on its way.

Remo



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Date: Sat Jun 17 2:51 PM, 2017
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okhawaja

 

Hi okhawaja,

 

How is your vision and experience with the Epi-off Crosslinking?

How long did it take you after surgery before going back to work normally? 



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