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Fresh Spring New You: Keratoconus Treatment Alternatives

Many are struggling with vision problems. However with today’s technology you can improve your quality of vision with a few simple procedures that could take less than an hour each. Why continue to struggle with your vision when you can see again?

Many patients struggling with Keratoconus each day have learned that there are better treatments available now, instead of 10 years ago. Making the right choice to improve your vision could be as simple as getting the facts. There is a lot of new information regarding treatment alternatives for those who are suffering with Keratoconus. It doesn’t have to impede your daily activities any longer.

Below are 3 benefits of using new treatment alternatives for Keratoconus.

Less Recovery Time: In the past the recovery time for procedures involving Keratoconus patients was between 4-6 weeks. In fact the patients often required Corneal Transplants which has dropped over 90% who will never require a transplant due to alternative treatments. Keratoconus alternative treatments today require less than a week of recovery time. And most can return to work within 48 hours.

Less Pain: Many of the new Keratoconus Alternative treatments allow for less pain during the procedure and after. In fact many of the procedures take less than 30 minutes to complete and have a great response from patients.

More Activity: Since the new alternative treatments for Keratoconus have been available many patients have been able to participate in more activities than they thought possible. With an improved quality of vision, they have had an improved quality of life. So could you!

Experience Less recovery time, Less pain, and more activity!


If you are looking for a better way to live your life, and experience a better quality of vision you should check out the alternative treatments to Keratoconus. Many people are reclaiming their lives so can you!

Watch how Brett’s life was improved by Keratoconus: http://youtu.be/iSVt3Dz3Pwc

Keratoconus: Treatment Options

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease that will continue to get worse until it is corrected. Although mild cases of keratoconus can be corrected with glasses or lenses, once the eye disease has progressed to a more severe case, other treatment options are needed.

Corneal transplants are one way to correct keratoconus. During this procedure, an eye surgeon will replace the severely damaged and eroded cornea. There are different types of corneal transplants in which different and smaller sections are replaced. Regardless, this is an invasive procedure and there are many complications associated with it. There can be a lengthy recovery time before vision is restored, and there are care responsibilities that last a lifetime.

Another treatment option for people suffering with keratoconus is C3-R treatment. This treatment is much safer than corneal transplants since it is not an invasive surgery. The goal of this procedure is to strengthen the existing cornea and restore its shape with a combination of UV light and special eye drops. The recovery time for this is almost instantaneous and no hospitalization is needed. The cornea is usually strengthened within a few weeks.

Conductive keratoplasity for astigmatism can also be used to help correct the symptoms of keratoconus. This treatment plan usually needs to be done in combination with either intacs or C3-R. Intacs are similar to contacts, but they are inserted in the cornea to help strengthen the lining. Although this is considered a surgery, it is less invasive than corneal transplants since the original cornea is still intact. The surgery simply requires a small incision in which to insert the intacs.

All of these treatment options are designed to help reduce the symptoms of keratoconus or to cure the eye of the disease. Each of the procedures has different risks and benefits, and a health care provider specializing in this disease can better explain the options.

Keratoconus: Treatment Options

Top 3 Questions When Deciding on The Holcomb C3-R ®

For Keratoconus Treatment

When it comes to treatments for Keratoconus there are several things you should consider. Many of us are worried about the more invasive treatments but the Holcomb C3-R ® is non-invasive and has been shown to be effective since 2003. The Holcomb C3-R ® is one of the most effective treatments available for Keratoconus today. This treatment helps to stabilize and in many cases halt the progression of Keratoconus.

The treatment uses natural vitamin called Riboflavin to stimulate the fibers within your cornea to build new crosslinks. These crosslinks strengthens the cornea and improves the persons overall vision over time. Below are three questions you should ask when seeing a doctor regarding this type of treatment.

Am I a viable candidate for this treatment?

Some patients with Keratoconus may have a more advanced case and this may not completely repair the damage to the cornea. In these cases there may need to be additional treatments or a different treatment may need to be explored.

Can I have the Holcomb C3-R ® in Combination with other Treatments?

This treatment is often used in combination with other Keratoconus treatments. The effectiveness, and improvement of the visual quality can be based on a number of combination and conditions. If you need to know if you will benefit more from combining this treatment with other treatments don’t hesitate to ask questions. Other treatments that can be combined with the Holcomb C3-R ® are INTACS, PRK, and the Visian ICL.

What can I expect after the Treatment and How long Before I get Results?

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a non-invasive procedure and does not require any incisions so the procedure is quite comfortable. The procedure simply requires the applying of drops (of Riboflavin) and about 30 minutes under a UV light to activate the drops.

The treatment continues to work over time and it often takes 4-16 weeks for you to get the complete effect. Your cornea will continue to strengthen over this period.

If you have questions on the Holcomb C3-R ® and other treatments for Keratoconus don’t hesitate to contact your eye care professional. No questions is too “silly”, nor should it be “Embarrassing” after all it is your quality of vision you are talking about. Make the most of it!

Hear from patients just like you who underwent these procedures: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSX2cKGbtvMzDbNrXs0xBYgSJ1HSyZV6d

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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Top 3 Reasons to Combined Your Keratoconus Treatments

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that often leaves the patient feeling uncertain and worried about their treatment options. Over the past 10 years more and more treatment options have become available for those with Keratoconus. Many of the new treatments for Keratoconus have been successful when used by themselves. However some of the treatments are quite beneficial when used in combination with each other.

Below are some of the treatments that can be used in combination with other treatments and how they help improve your Keratoconus.

The Holcomb C3-R ® :

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a treatment used to stabilize Keratoconus. The procedure is also called the Cornea Collegan Crosslinking with Riboflavin. This procedure requires the use of UV lights and a vitamin called Riboflavin which strengthens the fibers of the cornea and slows and in many cases halts progression. In addition, by flattening the cornea patients report less distorted vision.

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a great treatment to use in combination with other treatments for Keratoconus. Often many patients combine both INACS and The Holcomb C3-R ® for better results.

INTACS:

INTACS are tiny lenses that are placed in the layers of the cornea to provide support to the eye without causing complications. The INTACS need no maintenance once they are placed in the cornea and can remain a lifetime. The procedure is quick – about 7 minutes per eye.

INTACS work well in combination with other treatments such as the Holcomb C3-R ®. The Holcomb C3-R ® helps to lock in the flattening from the INTACS. Additionally most patients who get this combination can often reduce their use of glasses or contact lenses greatly. INTACS can be easily removed if needed when you have a change in prescription or for any other reason.

If you are looking for great treatments to help your Keratoconus there are many options out there. The treatments above can help you improve your Keratoconus and reduce your need for glasses and contacts giving you back your natural quality of vision.

Watch an informative Free Web Based Seminar: www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com

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Keratoconus: A Progressive Non-Inflammatory Disorder

There are many conditions that can affect the eye. Many people are afflicted with near-sightedness or far-sightedness. Still others might receive a diagnosis of astigmatism. These are all common conditions that can be treated with a soft contact lens or glasses. There are other conditions, however, that can cause further complications for the eye.

Keratoconus is one such condition. This is a degenerative disorder that causes the cornea to thin, which results in the cornea bulging into a cone shape. Keratoconus can affect the eye, making it more sensitive to light while also distorting a person’s vision and visual acuity. The vision problems associated with this disorder can be corrected initially with glasses or soft contact lenses; however as this degenerative condition advances, other treatment options are required.

An ophthalmologist can diagnose a person with keratoconus. The eye doctor will run different tests in order to find a problem and diagnosis it. It is important that the patient mention any changes in vision, especially if the symptoms are similar to the symptoms associated with keratoconus.

Once an ophthalmologist has diagnosed a patient with keratoconus, different treatment options will be considered. Depending on the progression of the condition, an ophthalmologist might recommend a lens such as contacts or intacs. If the condition has progressed far enough, a corneal transplant might be needed. Another treatment option is a method called collagen cross-linking. An ophthalmologist that specializes in keratoconus will best be able to choose the most effective treatment for the patient.

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New Treatments Available for Your Keratoconus

For those who are new diagnosed there are several new treatments available for Keratoconus. In the past there were few treatments and as your condition progressed the main treatment was having a corneal transplant. This procedure had a harder recovery and longer pain time. Now there are several additional Keratoconus treatments that offer less pain and a much lower recovery time.

Holcomb C3-R ®

This treatment was developed within the 1990’s and perfected in 2003 by Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler it has provided great improvements in the way Keratoconus is treated. For those with Keratoconus the Holcomb C3-R ® provides you with a simple no pain procedure that takes around 30 minutes to perform. This procedure stabilizes the condition and preserves vision.

Procedure-

There is a special vitamin called Riboflavin that is used in each eye being treated. This vitamin helps strengthen the cornea fibers over time. The drops are placed in the eye and a UV light is used to activate the drops. Then the patient is placed under the lights for about 30 minutes. This signals the vitamins to help the cornea fibers strengthen.

After procedure-

There is little feeling and the stabilization of vision is seen within weeks to months of the procedure. Over time the vitamin strengthen the corneal fibers allowing the patients vision to remain stable. As the fibers are strengthened the form of the cornea is sometimes restored to a flatter shape.

This procedure can also be combined with other eye procedures to improve the overall vision of the patient.

Benefits-

Natural way to improve vision

Generally only on procedure is needed

Stabilizes vision over time

No pain

Shorter Recovery Time

Can be done in combination with other treatments

Hybrid Contact Lenses:

The hybrid contact lenses are a combination between RGP (or Rigid Gas Permable) lenses and Soft contact lenses. Often Keratoconus patients need RGP lenses (rigid gas perm/hard contacts) to help provide the sharpest and clearest vision. RGP lenses are seen by many patients harsher than normal soft contact lenses and RGP contacts are often uncomfortable for patients with Keratoconus. New technologies have allowed us to create new lenses that have the comfort of soft lenses around the edges and still have the benefit of RGP lenses.

Clear Kone lenses allow you to reduce the amount of dirt that gets under the lenses. And have a more specific contact for those who have Keratoconus. They allow you to wear them longer and keep the comfort of normal lenses.. In addition these lenses can be used for a longer time and many stages of Keratoconus.

Benefits?

Last through more stages

More comfort

Can be worn all day

Reduce debris that get under lenses

Have all advantages of RGP’s and comfort of soft lenses

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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Are You Ready for Treatments For Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes your vision to become distorted. Your cornea develops a cone shape causing the outer lens (cornea) of your eye to show you an unclear image. There are treatments now available for Keratoconus that will give you a more improved view of the images in front of you. Normally it would take several years for this condition to progress, however if you have high risk factor,(ie. history of rubbing eyes) our have a medical condition, such as Diabetes it can accelerated the process.

In the past there was only one main treatment for Keratoconus other than eye glasses, or contact lenses which was corneal transplants. Over the past decade or more technology has improved Keratoconus treatments has advanced, including Keratoconus treatments like INTACS, Holcomb C3-R ® (cornea collagen crosslinking), and even CK. These treatments alone or combine can improve the patients overall vision, and in some cases they have been known to stop the progress of the condition or even reverse the damage done by Keratoconus.

Holcomb C3-R ® Crosslinking System:

The Holcomb C3-R ® or the Corneal Crosslinking treatment strengthens the corneal fibers. This allows for stabilization of vision. If you have a more advanced type of Keratoconus, other treatments might be needed in combination with the Holcomb C3-R ® treatment. The Holcomb C3-R ® heals the eye quickly and efficiently when it comes to Keratoconus.

The Holcomb C3-R ® is done by non-invasive methods. It generally takes around 30 minutes and your experience can be beneficial if done right in the doctors office.

The Holcomb C3-R ® can be done at the same time as other procedures improving the patients quality of vision even more. Compatible procedures include INTACS, CK, and the Visian ICL.

Watch the incredible life changing story about Steven Holcomb overcome his Keratoconus to win a Gold Medal: Steven Holcomb Conquering Keratoconus

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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How the Symptoms of Keratoconus Can Affect Your Daily Life

Many people have heard of Keratoconus some have even known someone with the condition or are possibly dealing with it personally. But many still don’t understand how the condition works and how it will affect their daily life. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that affects your vision by distorting the image you see in front of you. The reason this happens is because Keratoconus causes the shape of the cornea to protrude like a hernia. Instead of a sphere the cornea is shaped more like a cone. This cone shape causes the light to reflect off the cornea in an irregular way. Over time this continues to gradually diminish your vision and the way you view things.

Keratoconus can occur either gradually over time or after injury. In some there seems to be a genetic family inheritance risk factor. It is important to understand the symptoms of this progressive condition because if it goes untreated for too long it can cause severe damage to the patient’s eyes.

Below are some signs and symptoms of Keratoconus:

Frequent blurred vision
Frequent rubbing of the eyes
Frequent changes in prescription
Seeing Halos & Glare around lights at night
Decreased night vision
High amount of astigmatism
Poor vision in glasses
Poor comfort in contacts
Increased difficulty wearing contacts all day

Understanding how the early signs affect you and recognizing them can help with more effective treatment, even possible prevention. But it can also help you understand what will happen to your vision as the condition progresses.

Frequent Changes in Prescriptions:

While many of us have been to the eye care professional as long as we can remember we don’t usually need a new prescription each year. But if you are noticing that you are in need of prescriptions more frequently you may want to bring it up with your eye doctor. This could be a symptoms of early stage Keratoconus.

Decreased Night Vision:

One of the major signs of Keratoconus is decreased night vision. Many of us struggle with seeing far distances in the day without our glasses or contacts but a disruption in your vision at night can cause many problems. If you work at night, or travel this can disrupt your day. Let the eye doctor know if you are having more difficulty driving at night or seeing even in the passenger’s side this will help them better diagnosis you.

Learn about one man’s struggle with Night Vision lead him to seek treatment to restore and improve his vision with Keratoconus treatments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2DeAQA-DI&feature=share&list=PL14E3E9271888A2F4

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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Advanced Keratoconus Treatments & Early Detection For Keratoconus

We are quite sure you have heard the words “Early Detection” what it means to you may be a bit different in each person’s eye. Looking at early detection from a positive place allows you to understand the underlined condition and be hopeful that they can treat it before it affects too many areas of your life. It also allows you to have more possibilities in the way of advanced Keratoconus treatments for the condition. Over the past decade doctors have been working diligently to provide you with a host of treatments to slow, and in some cases reverse damage caused by Keratoconus.

Those who are highest risk should be getting regular screenings at least yearly, to allow for early detection when it comes to diagnosing Keratoconus. Understanding the symptoms as well as the treatments that are available will improve your chances to save your vision in the future. Many families have shared in the treatment of this progressive condition and understand the importance of early detection. The improvements to the treatment of Keratoconus have truly given many thousands of patients back their life. It provides them a large beacon of hope for improvement in their vision in the present as well as the future. Take a look at the advancing treatments for Keratoconus and find out for yourself.

Treatments for Keratoconus:

  • Glasses, contact lenses – Changing prescriptions
  • Holcomb C3-R ® to strengthen the cornea and stop progression
  • INTACS for Keratoconus to improve quality of vision
  • CK to reduce astigmatism
  • IOL’s or Intra Ocular Lenses – internal permanent maintenance-free contacts

The truth is the key to a better quality of vision is early detection, monitoring, and treatment assessment. Know what it is you are truly up against is important. After all it is your vision and your responsibility to ensure it lasts.

For more information on fixing your Keratoconus visit www.FixesYourKC.com

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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What You Should Know About Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that can severely change the patient’s quality of vision over time. As with many conditions if it is caught early it can be maintained giving the patient a well improved quality of vision improving the overall vision and reducing the symptoms. Generally the condition progresses slowly but if you have other underlined conditions it can progress at a more aggressive rate.

In the past there was only one main treatment for Keratoconus other than eye glasses, or contact lenses which was a painful and invasive corneal transplant. Over the past decade or more technology has improved the treatments for Keratoconus including treatments like INTACS, Holcomb C3-R ® (cornea collagen crosslinking), and even CK. These treatments alone or combine can improve the patients overall vision, and in some cases they have been known to stop the progress of the condition or even reverse the damage done by Keratoconus.

Holcomb C3-R ® Crosslinking System:

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a treatment which is making incredible progress in the treatments for patients with Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive condition that damages the cornea or the outer lens of the eye causing it to go from a dome shape to cone shape, distorting the vision. Holcomb C3-R ® strengthens the corneal fibers allowing the cornea to stop the progressive cone shape from developing further. This helps preserve vision by stopping the devastating vision loss that comes from the progressive cone shape caused by Keratoconus.

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a method that is non-invasive and only takes about 30 minutes to perform, often done right in the doctor’s office. It requires a special light called a UV light and a special solution applied to the eye. The UV light activates the special solution which over 4-16 weeks continues to improve and strengthen of the corneal.

The Holcomb C3-R ® can be done at the same time as other procedures improving the patient’s quality of vision even more. Compatible procedures include INTACS, CK, and the Visian ICL.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in Keratoconus treatments, and other procedures.

Learn how to fix Keratoconus with advanced Keratoconus Treatment: www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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