Hello and Cornea Bulging

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Hello and Cornea Bulging

Postby DONTHEO » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:46 pm

Hello to Y'all from a new member in Houston Texas. Sorry if this has been asked 1000 times already but if you can just point me to a keyword for a search I will do that.

Had my Lasik almost three years ago. After the proceedure, the next day, I was to drive to the Dr's office for a check up. I couldn't see the front of the car! He was not sure what was wrong but after a year of drops and contacts he said the left eye had healed enough to redo. The right was still very blurry and he said was not completely healed.

He preformed the second Lasik on the left eye and it is perfect!

My problem is still the right eye. I can't see out of it very well. He described the problem as a spot too thin on the cornea so the eye had a bulge like a worn tire (laymans terms).

It's been three years and he wants to do some research on building back up the cornea. They are trying to fit me with a hard lens but have not been succesful yet.

Being an engineer I noticed that during the two surguries the proceedure were different. One the first, I don't remeber the machine being callibrated. I was the first one in that morning and they were just starting it up. On the second proceedure I remember a calibration process prior to them starting. It was a year an a half between the two so who knows and I guess it's not relevant.

Does anyone know what this building process is or where I can find info on it?


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Postby DryEye » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:02 pm

If I were you I would have a top corneal specialist look you over and a top refractive surgeon
There is a Dr. S in Houston who I've read is a top refractive surgeon
You could Google in order to do further research and wait for Glenns response here
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Postby LasikExpert » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:31 pm

It sounds like your doctor is concerned with either keratoconusor ectasia. Those are the keywords to search.

Keratoconus is a naturally occurring disease of the cornea that causes it to thin, become weak, and bulge forward. Ectasia is when surgery removes too much corneal tissue and the cornea becomes weak and bulges forward. Keratoconus normally first appears as astigmatism in the lower portion of the cornea. Ectasia tends to be central.

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are often the first line of defense for an unstable cornea and may provide the vision quality you seek. You may also want to research Intacs and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin (C3-R).
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