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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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I need a corenia transplant, Does any known if the new

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I need a corenia transplant, Does any known if the new vitiam & ultra viloet & contacts are done instead of the transplant.... this new procedure was found on webmd......
I would like to discuus my options with a Dr of eye surgery Ray
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Are talking about the collagen cross linking? What problem do you have that has caused you to need a corneal transplant?

Customer:

cone shaped cornneous????

Customer:

my left eye is a-ok but my left is real fussy

Dr. Rick :

keratoconus. Yes, the collagen crosslinking procedure has shown good promise in Europe and is slowly being accepted in the USA. At the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting discussions on the procedure were well received.

Customer:

my right eye is the problem for the pass 5 yr

Dr. Rick :

What does your corneal specialist think about your various surgical options/collagen cross linking?

Customer:

Can I get that procedure in usa and where????

Customer:

I have not discussed it witrh him ... I am in florida and will return in april to vt

Customer:

to discuss it with him.... If he does not do it then does anyone do the

Customer:

new procdure????

Customer:

I will travel to any state to get this new procedure...

Dr. Rick :

I am not sure if it is being done in the USA yet, but if you contact the folks at the National Keratoconus Foundation they know who, if anyone, is doing in in the USA now.

Dr. Rick :

Here is their website:

Dr. Rick :

http://www.nkcf.org/en/treatment-options/corneal-crosslinking/70-corneal-collagen-crosslinking.html

Dr. Rick :

Just go to their home page.....

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.
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