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Keratoconus treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Clarification required on Keratoconus treatment (C3-R)
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I have shortsight on my eyes
Doctor :  
Can you be more clear on what you want to ask me
Doctor :  
What is your problem and the duration of the prblem?
User :   and found that it is keratoconus by topography test
Doctor :  
User :   are you an eye specialist doctor?
Doctor :  
I am a General practitioner and I believe I can help you within my expertise
Doctor :  
and give you enough information
User :   since last 8-9 years am wearing spectacles
Doctor :  
User :   have u got any idea about C3-R treatment
Doctor :  
User :   please give me more details
User :   is there any eye hospital in idia does this treatment with epi-on
Doctor :  
It is non invasive "cornea collagen cross linking riboflavin " to strengthen the weak cornal structure ( thinning) rsponsble,
User :   i dont want a google answer
Doctor :   It involves a 30 min treatment in the OPD of the opthalmologist
User :   i already know about it
Doctor :  
with Riboflavin drops applied to cornea
Doctor :  
activated a special light which increases the amount of collagen crosslinking in the corna
Doctor :   which is previously lacking
Doctor :  
This is proven safe and effective permanent treatment
Doctor :   Many eye specialists do it

Doctor :  
Which city are you in?
Doctor :  
There are doctors who perform this
User :   Bangalore
User :   I means specifically on epi-on treatment
User :   I know most of the hospital do this, but the right procedure should be epi-on
User :   is there any hospital does this C3-R with epi-on
Doctor :   Listen, the Doctor who examines you and evaluates you shall tell if you are a perfect treatmne for Epi - on or epi - off
Doctor :   If you problem come under the perview of the procedure
Doctor :  
Nethradama hospital does it
Doctor :  
Manipal hosp does it
User :   As per my understanding and a consulation in UD, should be an epi-on
User :   I mean in US- California
Doctor :  
If yoiu have the reports with you, you can take the opinion of the Doctors here in Bangalore
Doctor :  
and get it done
User :   But i dont know any hospital does epi-on in india or not
User :   I enquired few.. all of them does with epi-off
User :   which is a risky procedure
User :   So you dont have much information on this...right?
User :   the information which you provided can be given by anybody
User :   not only a doctor
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