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TOPIC: My CXL + T-PRK experience in Canada
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Date: Mon Dec 1 5:28 PM, 2014
RE: My CXL + T-PRK experience in Canada
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Good news! It's an early Christmas present!

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Date: Tue Dec 2 4:17 PM, 2014
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Hi Guys,
I have an appointment for a consultation/ pentacam mapping with Lasik (TLC) and was wondering how come most of what I read is related to Bochner and not Lasik?

Thanks

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Date: Tue Dec 2 4:20 PM, 2014
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vermit wrote:

Hi Guys,
I have an appointment for a consultation/ pentacam mapping with Lasik (TLC) and was wondering how come most of what I read is related to Bochner and not Lasik?

Thanks


 

 Bochner is a specific eye institute in Toronto, Canada that does eye surgeries, including Lasik, PRK, CXL, and many others.  It does some procedures that are not yet approved in the U.S., so they also get many American customers (they told me about a third of their patients are from the U.S.)  This is probably why you hear about them quite a bit.  



-- Edited by jgcpalmer on Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 04:21:23 PM

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Thanks jgcpalmer.
Also thanks for your progress report on your journey. Im nervous about my consultation and hoping for the best.

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Date: Sat Dec 20 11:44 PM, 2014
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Hello everyone. Now I live in Greece and soon I will move to Canada. My both eyes have keratoconus and from 18 years old (now I am near to 27), I have worn RGP lenses. My visual acuity with them can be between 20 / 25 (8 / 10) and 20 / 20 (10/10).

I wonder about two things:

1) Will I be able to get driver's license in Canada?

2) What treatment is the most famous - effective in Canada?

Thank you in advance.

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Date: Sat Dec 20 11:49 PM, 2014
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1) Yes, I don't see any issues with you getting your drivers license at all. You'd probably just get something on your license that says you have to wear corrective lenses.

2) If you're moving anywhere close to Toronto, you'll want to go to Bochner to have them look at your eyes, although there are lots of laser eye clinics all over the country. PRK + CXL is pretty much the standard treatment here right now.

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Date: Sat Dec 20 11:51 PM, 2014
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ELEVEN MONTHS

Almost forgot to do an update this month. In all seriousness, not a whole lot has changed. I my dryness and my light sensitivity continue to very very slowly improve. And my visual accuity remains about the same, but it's going to be hard to tell until next month when I'm back at the optometrist again.

That's about it! Have a Merry Christmas everyone, and I'll post another update again in late January after my next eye appointment. It will be interesting to see where things are at a year after the surgery.

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Date: Sat Dec 27 4:23 PM, 2014
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Although use is increasing, there is various technologies and protocols being used and there is no standardization (with the use of CXL alone and the use of CXL and laser). So its a must, the patient knows on them so they know the options available, their development stage and what they have opted for.

In with the mix is the expertise of the clinic and experience of the eye professionals that is used.

 



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