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Date: Sat Sep 19 2:31 AM, 2015
Cross-Linking EPI ON - Holcomb C3-R - long lasting??? Experience?
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Hey everyone!

I'm new here and have been diagnosed with Keratoconus for only a few years now.  I'm so happy this forum exists!

I have a quick question about Holcomb C3-R.  I'm reading everywhere that since this technique leaves the Epi ON, that the procedure isn't long lasting.  Has anyone had this procedure done and how do you feel about it?  If this procedure works, I MAY be able to avoid the other procedures down the line by stopping the progression. My doc is Dr. Wachler - but I know he's the talk of Hollywood right now and I just feel that sometimes the whole eye industry is a deceptive business of pushing things on patients and instilling fear into them

I'm also 45 years old and I hear that Keratoconus progression usually stops about now...so i'm wondering if I'm just being pushed to do something that isn't necessary?

Any thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated or I would love to hear your stories! 

 

Thanks!

Sandy.

 



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Date: Sat Sep 19 4:28 AM, 2015
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Epi on does lose to Epi off in the efficiency stakes.

Your right, at your age, KC should not progress, but do keep a check on it.

In the end, Crosslinking is for progression...if no progression is detected then there is no need to rush in to it.

Of course its getting combined with many vision correction treatments so that the correction achieved is more worth while and stable.

Keep a check on progression every 6 months...and take it from there.

With or with out any treatment its a good idea to check progression with topography and corneal thickness readings every six months.

Best wishes to you Sandy



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Date: Sat Sep 19 4:36 AM, 2015
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Holcomb C3-R is a rude word to me evileye Your thoughts on the Dr is spot on. Good for you that you researched matters! biggrin



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Date: Sat Sep 19 8:18 AM, 2015
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@kane - Thank you so much for your thoughts!   I have noticed it has gotten worse in the last year...which is why it's probably better to get the procedure.  Man...I have to think about this one...  :)

@bobby - Have you heard bad things about Holcomb C3-R? Or heard of someone having poor results?  Or do you not like Dr. Wachler and all the promoting, etc.  :)  I know for me....I just find it strange how much they try to push things on  you....

 

You guys are awesome.  Thanks!

-S



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Date: Sun Sep 20 2:41 AM, 2015
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There are studies which show the hype of Epi on.

And has your progression been documented by topography and cornea readings (using the same test machines) ? that's important and if done interdependently.



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Date: Tue Sep 29 1:50 AM, 2015
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@bobby

I don't remember.  I will call my eye doc tomorrow to find out an answer.  I'll let you know.   thanks again so much!

 

-S.biggrin



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