New keratoconus treatment

New Kearatoconus treatment is now being offered. Keratoconus eye disease has troubled a lot of kids and adults. We are proud to present tnew keratoconus treatment options. These surgical interventions are to halt the progress of keratoconus eye disease, which can spread like wildfire. The newest procedures are to avoid the dreaded corneal transplant.

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New keratoconus treatment – FDA approved Avedro cornea cross linking

Latest to get approved by FDA is the Avedro cornea cross linking with riboflavin ( KXL/Photrexa). This epi off classical cornea collagen cross linking is based on the original Dresden protocol. Safety and efficacy has been documented for this system. 

CCCR or cornea collagen cross linking with riboflavin is indicated for progressive keratoconus eye disease or post lasik ectasia. It stiffens the cornea increasing its ability to resist the pressure within the eye.

Evidence based studies have led to certain conclusions listed below. Links are provided to understand the peer reviewed literature.

  1. Epioff or epithelium off cornea collagen cross linking is more effective than epi on cross linking.
  2. Conventional treatment of 30 minute soak and 30 minute exposure to UV A radiation gives the best outcomes.
  3. Deepest line of demarcation are obtained after conventional epi off xlinking. This is evidence of cross linking having occurred in the cornea
  4. New accelerated cornea cross linking protocols  are not as effective as Conventional cornea cross linking.
  5. Many hardworking researchers claim they have discovered a more effective treatment.  Such claims need to be substantiated by evidence based peer reviewed data with proper follow up. FDA needs to certify all new treatments for Keratoconus eye disease. Otherwise eyes may be harmed.
  6. 30 min Cornea collagen cross linking with riboflavin halts the progression of keratoconus. It also causes flattening of the cornea reversing the bulge of the keratoconus eye disease.
  7. The real benefit of treatment is evident over many years. It cannot be demonstrated in live TV surgeries.
  8. Epithelium on procedures based on current protocols may not work and can give a false sense of hope.
  9. New keratoconus treatment with pulse therapy, oxygen supplement and pupil tracking are investigational as of date.

FDA approved Laser assisted Intacs corneal ring implants – new keratoconus treatment

These plastic ring segments have to be inserted at a precise depth and axis. The accuracy is increased when a femtosecond laser is used to carve the channels. Many studies have documented the precision of the femtosecond laser channels over the older cheaper mechanical or prolate method. A keratoconus surgeon has to anlayze the vision, refraction, pachymetry distribution and color topography to come up with a treatment plan. The keratoocnus expert can decide the number of impants (1 or 2), the size and the position of the corneal segments.

new keratoconus treatment patient

 Laurie 

  Keratoconus survivor

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I am so glad I underwent the cornea cross linking procedure. The doc made it so simple. I was even able to listen to my fave music while we crushed Keratoconus eye disease with new treatment.

Yes your Medical Insurance should cover the new keratoconus treatment procedures

We will work with your insurance company to get you pre approved. We need to perform a detailed exam including a depth map of your cornea and colored shape map. All this data is transmitted through special channels to get a pre certification done. It is our understanding only FDA approved new keratoconus treatment technology can be authorized by the insurance companies. Study participants cannot be covered by insurance.

Staar Visian Implantable Collamner Lens (ICL)

New cutting edge technologies combined together can do wonders for visual improvement. A soft biocompatible

lens inserted over the natural lens can improve high myopia. This can make the difference in seeing and getting back to work.

I want to halt Keratoconus!

I am tired of wearing glasses and contacts. My vision is affecting my work. I am worried I may loose vision. I want to preserve my precious vision!