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 Post subject: VISX wavefront FDA approved to up to -11.0 diopters myopia
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:43 am 
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HELLO IATROGENIC KERATOCONUS! - Treating higher prescriptions with wavefront... which removes more tissue in the periphery, is going to create some VERY thin corneas!

http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsur ... k-news.htm

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 2005 ? The STAR S4 IR excimer laser system used with the CustomVue procedure received FDA approval to treat high myopia and myopic astigmatism of -6.00 to -11.00 diopters with up to -3.00 diopters of cylinder.

According to manufacturer Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), this means the CustomVue procedure now has the highest range of myopia and astigmatism treatment as well as approval for treatment of hyperopia and mixed astigmatism available on the U.S. market.

In clinical studies 98.3 percent of those receiving the CustomVue high myopia treatment were seeing 20/40 or better at six months after the procedure, with 84.3 percent seeing 20/20 or better. In May AMO acquired VISX, Incorporated, the manufacturer of the STAR excimer laser series and the CustomVue procedure, which uses wavefront technology to deliver custom LASIK that is personalized for each patient.


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1. What happened at 12 months? Had all the patients regressed by then?

2. They claim the wavefront treatment is personalized but do not claim that wavefront aberrations are decreased by the treatment. (Personalized for each patient = each patient receives unique *induced* aberrations).


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High myopes dont make good lasik candidates, not that anyone should get lasik, but high myopes experience more problems and complications. Frankly IOLs would be the lesser evil by far for high myopes. Contacts work great and are quite safe and extremely popular for high myopes and theres always high index glasses, some of the new materials can be thin even at -10! :twisted: :P

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 Post subject: Don't get ANY implanted lenses until you have to!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:44 pm 
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Hi avoidLASIK,

Please remember that refractive lens exchange or lens replacement (what happens in cataract surgery) is not suggested for patients younger than the mid 40's because they will completely lose their ability to accomodate.

Phakik IOLs have been associated with progressive endothelial loss which could lead to corneal failure.

I wouldn't go suggesting any kind of lens insertion or replacement to any patient for whom it is NOT an ABSOLUTE MEDICAL NECCESSITY.

If your cataracts are so bad you're having trouble functioning... then go ahead and get cataract surgery. Otherwise it is probably smart to leave the situation alone. People are having lens implants and younger ages and no one really knows how long the eye will tolerate these implants before serious problems occur.

One of the best things you can do to maintain your visual acuity and health throughout your lifetime is to avoid any elective eye surgery. The best and safest vision correction is with glasses and contact lenses.


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 Post subject: Re: Don't get ANY implanted lenses until you have to!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:10 am 
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Eye wrote:
Hi avoidLASIK,

Please remember that refractive lens exchange or lens replacement (what happens in cataract surgery) is not suggested for patients younger than the mid 40's because they will completely lose their ability to accomodate.



This is completely true and for the reason, not many under 40s get clear lens exchange.


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Phakik IOLs have been associated with progressive endothelial loss which could lead to corneal failure.



This I already knew thanks to you. You make a great teacher :D


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I wouldn't go suggesting any kind of lens insertion or replacement to any patient for whom it is NOT an ABSOLUTE MEDICAL NECCESSITY.



Also true, but some people refuse to listen and they either want lasik or lens exchange. Of course they would be vastly better off sticking to glasses, but lens exchange is the lesser evil compared to lasik.


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If your cataracts are so bad you're having trouble functioning... then go ahead and get cataract surgery. Otherwise it is probably smart to leave the situation alone. People are having lens implants and younger ages and no one really knows how long the eye will tolerate these implants before serious problems occur.



Thats true. There is long term damage with all forms of refractive surgury, especially lasik. People just in the beginning stages of cateracts can function just fine but as cateracts progress, their vision becomes impaired. It then becomes medically neccessary to remove the cateracts so they can see better, especially to drive. No one needs elective surgury and this is the point.



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One of the best things you can do to maintain your visual acuity and health throughout your lifetime is to avoid any elective eye surgery. The best and safest vision correction is with glasses and contact lenses.



True and ive said this too. Glasses are the best and safest followed by contacts and orthokeratology. Most people dont like glasses but there is nothing that can be done but deal with them and enjoy clear vision thru glasses.

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