posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 04:43 PM
Originally posted by slidebyem
The treatment mainly depends on how bad your visual acuities are and what visual acuity you can tolerate.
Typically, treatment is with RGP contact lenses. Several companies have specialty contact lenses for keratoconus, of which I am sure you have tried
If you find RGP's too uncomfortable, you may ask about Synergeyes (soft contact lens with an rigid center... more comfortable) or piggyback fitting
Intact are the current treatment being pushed by OMD's. It is "reversible" however post intact surgery patients are typically a pain in the rear
to fit with an RGP, so you better hope it turns out right, or you'll have blurry vision with contacts after.
Collagen cross linking is the new kid on the block. Not approved yet in the USA. Clinical testing is very promising.
The bottom line is, if you are comfortable with the comfort/vision of your RGP's i would not change. Corneal transplant should be the last option.
Of course, pretty much standard if you go to corneal hydrops. And pred forte drops make your eyes feel better.. I dont know what your talking about!
oh yeah, and the research about coming from a parasite? bogus.
Special contact lenses or not, its the same, useless
. Lenses, as i said, are more dangerous for the eye than to do nothing. Even the
ophtalmologists i met told me it was risked to put on contact lenses when the disease is in last stage. Personally, i think contact lenses are useless
for a keratoconus. Because: it makes it develop faster
. Of course the eyesight is better, thats the only advantage of these lenses.
I dont care how bad is my eyesight, what i want is to heal. Im not the kind that accept something so called incurable and that satisfied with a
temporary crutch such lenses. I don't believe in inevitability.
About cross linking, sorry to disappoint you but it works only for minor keratoconus. And of what i heard about it, never i will choose this option.
About the drops, it causes long term bad side effects such cataract or glaucoma. These drops are needed to avoid a rejection when you do a corneal
"and the research about coming from a parasite? bogus" As if you know anything about it...