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Date: Sun Apr 23 4:04 AM, 2006
Age the natural X linking
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The topic header here is a phrase i heard Yarsky use and i just wanted to write about it.


The age of a person matters in kc... its seem the older you are (30+) the more your kc behaves and stops/slows kc!


Is it hormones? Is it the same effect as when skin ages and becomes less elastic? Is it linked to the body slowing down?


I know no one knows for sure but kc slowing down does happen... its like if age is like a natural crosslinking effect on the cornea.


I know that skin can age prematurely due to sun tanning too much with out using enough or any UV protection... and so thinking about, is it that as the years go by your outer body just gets less elastic just from the normal daily dosage you get in everyday living?...


And just a very small point to note that in the treatment called X linking they use a wavelenght unlike that which is like UVB (the duration is low too, its like having a two week holiday in Australia) and also the B2 used with this treatment compliments its use. I know you know all this by now! 



-- Edited by QuintriX at 04:24, 2006-04-23

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Date: Sun Apr 23 9:04 AM, 2006
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Hi Quintrix,
it is UVA and not UVB ;)
Now why is the age a natural cross-linking agent?
Check out this study
Age and glycation of ocular tissue

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This is what i was saying...


UVA= what is used in the crosslinking treatment


UVB & UVC is not


I think that this is something very important as seen with this study (as it goes in to the right area completely... so thanks Yarsky for posting this article) as it shows how and why progression is experianced more at diagnoses in the younger years (thirty and under) and if not at all in later in life... so it looks like more natural crosslinking happens as we age... we just need to create more links to strenghten the cornea with the x linking or even with the mini ark treatment at the right time. And provided that there is lubracation between your contact lens and your cornea  (where there is no apexical touch or any or minimal touch, and usually wearing a steep fitting lens helps with this...) then you can get a photo of your self with one foot on the belly of KC as it lays on the floor dead... like a true tiger hunter!! 



-- Edited by QuintriX at 16:09, 2006-04-23

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I hate to throw a spanner in the works guys but my KC was diagnosed post-menopause. (aged over 50) I was diagnosed nearly two years ago and there has been some significant deterioration since then. At first diagnosis I could read adequately with glasses. Now I'm on large print books and struggle to recognise faces. I would guess that I was undiagnosed for probably 5-10 years during which time there had been a slow but relentless progression.

My KC seems to be linked to other connective tissue diseases which have yet to be properly diagnosed. Eye rubbing has definately been a factor as these connective tissue problems are also causing dry eye syndrome.

I hope you are right about the age thing but I suspect it depends on the cause of the KC in the first place.

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Red,


Its generally excepted that as we age our KC slows down in progression and in the diagnoses of it, of course there will be those who where undiagnosed for a long period before their kc was found or as with any rule their are exceptions (for what ever reason)... but mostly what has been over looked is that you must also concider the negative effects of contact lens wear on your corneas too, which may also be an addtional factor (due to the bad fitting of them??)...or is the factor in your case or other cases like you.


So what you say don't really account for the same thing as the scientific docunent found above on this, which is more scientific and clinical and also unbias and so a more accurate account of actions taking place.


Also a lot of people only get diagnosed when it is too late, when there is a "big" physcial sticking out of their kc... many have mild kc and wear glasses though... some progress to a point when contacts are needed... these advance cases are just a portion of KCers out there ...there are many using glasses with some success or even what can be classes as pretty much complete succes.


Anyway, all the best and you never did say why your "worried" from before? (and please forgive my direct style of writing where I am just being straight forward with you)



-- Edited by QuintriX at 01:32, 2006-08-23

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