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Anyone diagnosed conjunctivochalasis and MGD and got better without AMT?

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  • Anyone diagnosed conjunctivochalasis and MGD and got better without AMT?

    Some months ago I flew overseas to dr Maskin in FL, and he told me what I was already told since before- MGD and lack of tears. He performed intraductal probing and cauterization of all ducts. They day after I got a major flare up and got really bad. After spending several days in his office trying to figure out what went wrong, I got the diagnosis conjunctivochalasis. He adviced me for AMT surgery. I am simply curious to hear if anyone else got diagnosed with conjunctivochalasis on top of MGD and became better WITHOUT the AMT surgery? I went to many doctors and he is the only one who could see the chalasis under my upper eye lids. I am a bit careful in proceeding with surgery when he also told me I would get better by the intraductal probing but only got way worse.


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    I saw Dr Maskin too. At that time, he was the ONLY one who said I had conjunctivochalasis (CCh for short). He literally tells everyone they have CCh. Dr Maskin, while a nice guy, does the exact same continual exams and treatments for every single one of his patients: demodex test, meibography, probing, telling you you need AMT. I can just say right now that I have wasted $10,000 US from seeing him.

    For me specifically, I actually do have CCh, but I only accepted this diagnosis after seeing 3 world-renowned ophthalmologists: Dr. John Hovanesian, Dr. Kerry Assil, and Dr. Neda Shamie, all are in Los Angeles. I haven't done any procedures yet for CCh. I am planning on seeing Dr. Arun Gulani in Jacksonville to possibly have him do the surgery. I was planning on having it done with Dr. Hovanesian in LA, but my parents live in Florida and I'd rather have my surgery where I can recover with family.

    I have severe MGD and mild CCh. Will the AMT procedure help your MGD? No, it will absolutely not. You have to continue your lid hygiene/compresses and omega3 for your lids. But the AMT procedure will help at least your symptoms of dryness. I've heard from many people that eyes go from bone dry to waterfall-wet after the AMT procedure. My advice to you is to go to a doctor or two and try to get confirmation that you do in fact have CCh.

    Since you've flown all the way to Tampa, you probably wouldn't mind flying to LA. If you want, fly to LA and see Dr. John Hovanesian. He is genuinely honest.

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    • #3
      FYI - Maskin diagnoses everyone with chalasis and advises surgery

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      • #4
        Linguinines I would strongly advise doing some more research before seeing Gulani as two previous posters who had AMT surgery in the past with him had some pretty horrific results.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by darkhorse81 View Post
          Linguinines I would strongly advise doing some more research before seeing Gulani as two previous posters who had AMT surgery in the past with him had some pretty horrific results.
          I read your old 2013 posts about Gulani and those two previous patients. Unfortunately there's not much info (diagnosis, condition, post-op treatments?) about those patients and why they received such a bad outcome from Gulani.

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