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Date: Thu Apr 20 12:15 PM, 2006
Corneal onlays
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There is a new type of implantable contact lense technology on the horizon. With this the epithelium is removed and a lense is put in the cornea, then the epithelium grows back over. I was reading from the google cache comments from an old forum where someone had written to the developer of this technology enquiring about its benefits for KC, he said that potentially it could hold value.


http://www.onset.unsw.edu.au/issue2/Contactlenses/contactlenses.htm


 



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Date: Sat Apr 22 12:28 AM, 2006
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I hope something comes of this method of correction... mostly because we know that the epithelium grows back with out any trouble at all... and also because the lens is not placed in the eye like other implantable lenses, also i would imagine that the power of the lens needed can be worked out better due to this also... a good half house measure in many ways it would seem... thanks for posting about this Chris...

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Date: Sat Apr 22 2:35 PM, 2006
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Interesting idea! So they want to modify the Bowman's acelular layer and that epithelial cells grow atop of that....interesting...hope they could replicate the tissue properties....those of oxygen permeability, transparency, stiffness, etc....hope it can be done...

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Date: Mon Jul 10 10:36 PM, 2006
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This is not "onlays" but called "inlays"


Off the shelf use for kc???


http://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/ophthalmologytimes/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=329577



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Date: Tue Nov 21 10:22 AM, 2006
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Overview of Permavison corneal inlay

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=91703
http://www.anamedinc.com/revision/revisionoptics.html

A google on Permavision suggests that it has EU CE mark and shortly will be being used to treat presbyopia. I wonder, longterm, whether this will be a treatment for KC

-- Edited by Chris_NZ at 10:27, 2006-11-21

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