Although this treatment has been tested on LASIK patients who have had problems, it might help those of us with corneal defects, due to other reasons.
I thought I'd post this article "X-Linking Shows Promise Against Kerectasia" from the April issue (17:4) of Review of Ophthalmology:
"A method that combines saturating an abnormal cornea with riboflavin and then activating its tissue-strengthening properties with ultraviolet-A light is showing promise
Update...doing fairly well now. My eyes are improving week by week..month by month. I cut down my doxy to 100 mg a day now and I take exoxac twice a day or when ever my mouth feels dry.. it also seems to give me a smidgen more tears too!
I only use similasan eye drops at work or wearing makeup! Only have to wear moisture goggles at work too and actually get to store them there because I dont really need them anywhere else!
I got to stop running my humidifier at
I just found an excellent explanation of microcystic edema, which is what causes RCEs for people with EBMD, in the journal Nature. Doctor Holly explained it in terrific detail, but I am not a scientist and need all the help I can get.
Even though the article I found is kind of old (2003), it has some terms that might help people better talk with their doctors about what they see when the doctor examines the cornea in the slit lamp. Staining is not always a way to determine if a person
It's been three years since I started my struggle with RCEs and learned that I had EBMD. It's also been over two years since they stopped.
To this day, I never go to sleep without:
1. Putting in Dwelle at least an hour before I go to bed;
2. Putting in Genteal Gel moments before I hit the pillow;
3. Wearing TranquilEyes goggles.
There is no more falling asleep in front of the TV, and I am ever vigilant about how I sleep. This management
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