Keratoconus.

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Keratoconus.

Postby phatboydb » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:17 pm

I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with keratoconus, At the time I didnt have Lasik available to me. I was prescribed gas permeable contacts. They have worked pretty well up until the last few months. I was just wondering if there have been any advances in medicine that would allow me to get corrective eye surgery? Laser, Lasik, it wouldnt matter to me, loosing these contacts would be worth all the money I have!! Please tell me there is something available.
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Postby LasikExpert » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:07 am

Refractive surgery techniques that remove tissue, such as Lasik, IntraLasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik are undoubtedly not wise if you have been diagnosed with progressive keratoconus. These procedures are designed for a healthy and stable cornea, not for a cornea affected by keratoconus.

You should read:
Lasik and Keratoconus
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