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Date: Sat May 13 3:48 PM, 2006
RE: Who is performing x-linking?
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Hello,
have just heard that Ethical Cimtee approved x_linking in France.
At least, it will be done in Toulouse (Prof. Malekaze) and Bordeaux (Prof. Colin). These two eye centers make up for what is known as the Centre for Keratoconus. A very interesting device will be available there (at least in Bordeaux) for measuring corneal elasticity in vivo. Prof. Malekaze is also known for his genetic research in keratoconus.

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Date: Sun May 14 5:19 AM, 2006
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...thats just brillant!... another great nation of Europe speaks... and don't want to waist more time than is needed to help more patients! ...because in Europe... patients are first... not profit!



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Date: Sun May 14 5:29 AM, 2006
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Israel's corneal expert told us that there was a seminar last year in Europe and it was there that all of these countries decided to adopt this procedure and are now introducing x-linking in their own clinics.

For me it was a more validation that this procedure is the correct one to do. Since it was so new when we had it done on our son it was still questionable as to its worth.

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Date: Fri May 19 6:33 PM, 2006
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Prof Seiler in Zurich, Switzerland:

http://www.iroc.ch/

Chris

-- Edited by krochris at 18:36, 2006-05-19

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Date: Sat May 20 4:32 AM, 2006
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Dr Mark Swanson in Mexico has done cross-linking, though it dosen't mention it on his site-


 


http://www.swannkeratoconus.com/


 


 


 


 



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Date: Fri May 26 4:40 PM, 2006
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Here is some more news from Australia
http://www.keratoconus.asn.au/CC_study.htm

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They are now doing Crosslinking in Austria (not to be confused with Australia!)


http://www.pressetext.at/show_attach.mc?pte=060725030


http://www.pressetext.at/pte.mc?pte=060725030



-- Edited by QuintriX at 14:12, 2006-07-26

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India Crosslinking


"New treatment for Keratoconus
  A new revolutionary treatment of keratoconus is being initiated for
the first time in India, at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. This treatment
(Corneal Collagen Cross-linking using Riboflavin,  C3-R) involves
application of Riboflavin drops to the cornea, followed by exposure of the
cornea to low dose ultraviolet A light. The activated riboflavin
enhances corneal strength and integrity by increasing collagen cross-linking,
as proven experimentally and published in the peer reviewed literature.
(Most of the basic research done by Prof Theo Seiler from IROC,
Switzerland.)
  Inclusion criteria for treatment include
     Progressive keratoconus
     Corneal thickness of at least 400microns at the thinnest point
     At least 18 years of age
 
  Exclusion criteria
     Other corneal disease such as herpetic keratitis
     History of prior ocular surgery
     Women pregnant or nursing
     Presence of corneal scars
 
 
Discontinue RGP contact lens wear for at least 2 week duration prior to
treatment
 
 
Results are exciting, and no adverse events have been reported so far.
No damage to the endothelium, crystalline lens or retina has been
noted, primarily due to the limitation of UVA transmission through the
cornea after application of riboflavin drops.  Numerous studies have shown
that progression of keratoconus is halted in almost all cases, and in
some cases reversed and flattened by a mean of 2 diopters.
 
 
Keratoconus patients fitting into the inclusion criteria, you can
consider referring them for this treatment to Dr Rajesh Fogla, Apollo
Hospitals, Hyderabad
  
  Those with corneal thickness less than 400 microns can undergo deep
anterior lamellar keratoplasty, wherein the host endothelial layer is
preserved and there is no risk of rejection, unlike conventional full
thickness corneal transplantation

Thanking you"




    Dr Rajesh Fogla DNB, FRCS (Ed), MMed (Ophth)
Senior Consultant, Eye Surgeon
Cornea & Laser Refractive Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals
Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad 500 033
  A P, India
 
Mobile +91 9866076750
email   dr_fogla@yahoo.com
Website - www.corneaclinic.com 



-- Edited by QuintriX at 16:50, 2006-09-30

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