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Is Corneal Collagen Cross-linking genetic ?

Dear Doc, I am diagnosed with cross linking treatment for my left eye as the doc is saying that my cornia which is supposed to be spherical is becoming conical in shape. I am supposed to be treated within this month only but I am a bit scared about the whole process. I have few questions for which I need answers- 1. Would I be able to perform the day do day activities. 2. Would I have to use bandage on my eyes or can use sunglasses or they will put some kind of temporary CL,coz I dont want to . 3. How much its gona take in this process. 4. Would I be able to join my office on 2nd day. 5. Is there any chance that my children can get this problem in future,if so what is the cure. 6.What precautions I have to take before and after the treatment. Kinldy help me !
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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The type of operative procedure will decide the precautions and the hospitalization period;time taken;and the recovery period.The best person to guide about these things will be your operating surgeon.Please consult and discuss with your doctor in detail and he will answer all your queries.
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if you are going for cross linking procedure ie C3R ,dont think it is any magic ,this procedure is done so that progression of your cornea which is going to be conical is halted.follow whatever instruction are given by your ophthalmologist post operatively.
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its better to discuss all your problem with ur opthalamologist surgeon. he will giyou best guidance .here a one-time application of riboflavin solution is administered to the eye and which activated by illumination with UV-A light for approximately 30 minutes.
corneal epithelial layer is generally removed in order to increase penetration of the riboflavin into the stroma.
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