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Date: Mon Oct 2 11:19 PM, 2006
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Hi Jan,
This is interesting as Mini ark also has a 'hazy' period that has to be patiently lived through. Actually I heard of a case where an ARK patient was told by his doctor to immediatly have a graft as his eyes had been ruined during this 'transition period'...
He went on to graft an we will never know what would have happened if he had waited.

Yarsky is very right in saying that you should take it easy and let the process do its job.
There is no 'quick fix' for Kc at the moment... these treatments need time to reach full potential.

You are another pioneer Jan... there are those in the world who have not even heard of cross-linking. I have the utmost respect for your decision to have this treatment.
Best regards,
Hari


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Date: Tue Oct 3 7:03 PM, 2006
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Approximately 2 weeks have passed and today I visited the first doctor at en eye clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark. I should mention that the Danish doctor that gave me the diagnosis is not the same doctor as the one I visited today.


 


This doctor didn’t know anything about crosslinking, so he looked for medical journals on the Internet and found some about this method he had never heard about before. He made sure to refer me to a doctor that will be doing my topographical scans in the future and also he’ll try to refer me to the state eye clinic of Denmark (this is what my very first doctor refused to do).


 


The Danish results 2 weeks after the treatment compared to the German results before the treatment are:


Before the treatment the tension was 12-14 mmHg on both eyes and my vision was 0.8 lines on both eyes. 2 weeks after the treatment the tension is 21-22 mmHg on both eyes and my vision is 0.4 lines on both eyes. This means my vision 2 weeks after the treatment has decreased with a factor of 2 and the tension has increased with a factor of 2. Otherwise everything else was normal before and after the treatment.


 


This Friday I’m going for another examination at the University Hospital of Aarhus, Denmark. I’ll keep you updated.


 


Take care!


 


Jan



-- Edited by Jan84 at 19:09, 2006-10-03

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Hi Jan, Thanks for the update... and while your waiting for the time to pass, check out http://www.limewire.com


Download "Limewire" from this site, ...I find it's just what the Dr ordered to pass the time!


Just don't accept the promts for the payed for service as its not worth it.


Its all free and easy to use!


Catch you soon buddy!



-- Edited by QuintriX at 20:05, 2006-10-03

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Date: Wed Oct 4 3:02 PM, 2006
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Hey Jan,


A brave man you are ... I believe you did important step in your life. I did the same thing a year and a half ago, I still remember the days in Germany. My case was as follows: five months after the procedure my vision stabilized and I wear the SAME glassess since then. Before the procedure glassess were unable to correct my vision.


Now as these are the first days of your recovery just be careful not to irritate your eyes, avoid dust and strong light.


The critical period for infection has gone so you have nothing to worry about.


Now there is little point to compare vision before and after treatement. The first weeks you will se haze, I think by the end of the first month it will clear away.


Remember you will be recovered fully after five months, so do not rush be cool... If you feel eye dryness use alcone systane.


Best luck to you!


Valeri


 



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Hi Valeri,


Thanks for your encouraging words! Also, it is very good to hear that your vision is stable!


Take care!


Jan



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