How the Holcomb C3-R ® can Help Your Keratoconus - A Career in Auto Racing

April 1st, 2014

While Keratoconus is an often debilitating condition there is hope in having a successful career in Auto Racing regardless of having Keratoconus. There are several new treatments that are not only improving patients Keratoconus but also bringing back the eyesight of many patients.

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a treatment that uses natural vitamin solution in the eye, and in combination with special UV lights the solution is activated. The solution will strengthen the fibers of the cornea which will improve the distortion in the eye over time.

Australian Race car driver Mark Skarife has had Keratoconus for over 10 years. His current treatments allow him to switch from contact lenses to glasses for his Keratoconus. However with the Holcomb C3-R ® Mark may have the ability to drive without any additional aids such as glasses or contact lenses. In an article in “All About Eyes” Mark stated “Contact lenses do not fog up like glasses tend to do”.

The truth is no matter what treatment you try it is up to you and your eye care professional to decide what works best for you. Can you have a career in Auto Racing and have Keratoconus, Yes. The trick is with any condition you have to monitor your condition, report and new symptoms, and understand how it can affect you in your future.

There are several treatments that can benefit you and your chosen career including Holcomb C3-R ® which can strengthen your vision naturally. INTACS which are inserted lenses that help support your natural lens.

Below are some symptoms of Keratoconus:

For those who are not familiar with Keratoconus, it is a progressive eye condition that causes thinning of your cornea changing it to a cone shape. The progression of the condition varies from person to person but the symptoms are generally the same.

  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent Changes in Prescription
  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Increased blinking of the eyes

There have been a great deal of advancements in the improvement of vision for those suffering from Keratoconus. Checking out the latest in treatments could save you a great deal of time and symptoms. Treatments like Holcomb C3-R ®, INTACS, and CK can help you regain your life a little faster. For more information on how to treat your Keratoconus visit www.AmKC.org

Learn how Olympic Bobsled Driver’s Life was changed by Keratoconus Treatments: http://youtu.be/P8CWqVTnIp0

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The Anatomy of the Eye

March 15th, 2014

There are five main senses, all of which work together to allow the body to “sense” the surrounding world. All of these senses send information to the brain. In turn, the brain interprets the information as needed. Although all of these senses are important, eyesight stands out as the most important.

What Makes Sight Possible?

There are many factors that work together to make sight possible. Although different muscles and nerves are needed to send images, the main organs dedicated to this sense are the brain and the eye itself. Without one of these vital parts, the world around us would be dark.

The eye is considered one of the most complex parts of the body. This is due to all of the different parts of the organ, numbering in the billions. This organ is held in place by the surrounding muscles, which also serve to move the eye as needed. Images are seen by the eye and projected towards the retina. The retina then converts the images into electrical impulses that can travel through the optic nerve to the brain.

The Anatomy of the Eye

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Fresh Spring New You: Keratoconus Treatment Alternatives

March 1st, 2014

Many are struggling with vision problems. However with today’s technology you can improve your quality of vision with a few simple procedures that could take less than an hour each. Why continue to struggle with your vision when you can see again?

Many patients struggling with Keratoconus each day have learned that there are better treatments available now, instead of 10 years ago. Making the right choice to improve your vision could be as simple as getting the facts. There is a lot of new information regarding treatment alternatives for those who are suffering with Keratoconus. It doesn’t have to impede your daily activities any longer.

Below are 3 benefits of using new treatment alternatives for Keratoconus.

Less Recovery Time: In the past the recovery time for procedures involving Keratoconus patients was between 4-6 weeks. In fact the patients often required Corneal Transplants which has dropped over 90% who will never require a transplant due to alternative treatments. Keratoconus alternative treatments today require less than a week of recovery time. And most can return to work within 48 hours.

Less Pain: Many of the new Keratoconus Alternative treatments allow for less pain during the procedure and after. In fact many of the procedures take less than 30 minutes to complete and have a great response from patients.

More Activity: Since the new alternative treatments for Keratoconus have been available many patients have been able to participate in more activities than they thought possible. With an improved quality of vision, they have had an improved quality of life. So could you!

Experience Less recovery time, Less pain, and more activity!


If you are looking for a better way to live your life, and experience a better quality of vision you should check out the alternative treatments to Keratoconus. Many people are reclaiming their lives so can you!

Watch how Brett’s life was improved by Keratoconus: http://youtu.be/iSVt3Dz3Pwc

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Common Eye Disorders

February 15th, 2014

Common Cornea Disorders

There are some common eye disorders that are caused by the abnormal shape of the eye. One such condition is ectasia, a disorder that causes the cornea to bulge outward. LASIK surgery causes this by weakening the cornea. Other, naturally caused disorders include keratoconus and astigmatism. Keratoconus is caused when the cornea thins, causing it to bulge outward in a cone shape. Astigmatism, on the other hand, is a result of the cornea or lens curving in a different direction.

Common Optic Nerve Disorder

Another eye condition that afflicts many different people is glaucoma. This condition is different from other common conditions in that it is caused by elevated eye pressure. This pressure can result in damage to the optic nerve, which in turn can lead to vision loss.

Signs of an Eye Disorder

Although each eye condition is different and might manifest itself in a different way, there are some common signs that point to an eye disorder. If you notice any type of vision loss or blurring, make an appointment with an optometrist for an eye exam. Other common symptoms associated with these conditions could be eye pain, sensitivity and even headaches and nausea.

Common Eye Disorders

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How A Bobsledder With Severe Keratoconus Obtained a Gold Medal

February 1st, 2014

For those who are suffering from Keratoconus you can break records, and make new strides in your life regardless of your diagnosis. Take a look at Steven Holcomb. He is a professional bobsledder that suffered from an extreme case of Keratoconus. So much so that he almost gave up the one thing he loved in fear that he would hurt his teammates.

His story is one that will be remembered always. His Keratoconus had gotten so severe that he couldn’t see more than a foot in front of him. His sport is bobsledding which requires him to be in the front of the sled guiding it down an extremely dangerous track at horrendous speeds.

But his condition was getting worse and worse. They were preparing for the the biggest world event in bobsledding and wanted to win gold that year. The team found out about his condition and found the Boxer Wachler Institute. After the team gathered the money they paid for his treatments ( C3-R ® to stabilize his vision and Visian ICL to improve his vision without contacts- )both were very successful. Later that year the 4-man US Men’s bobsled team with Steven as the driver won a Gold Medal in 2010.

This is an extremely memorable story about a man who didn’t give up. There are several new treatments that can give you the quality of vision you deserve regardless of your diagnosis. Take the time to review the symptoms and get an annual eye exam it could change your life so you can change the lives of others!

Symptoms:

Blurred vision
Double vision
Frequent changes in prescription
Frequent Rubbing of the eye
Itching
Redness
Halos/glares
Seeing Shadows
Change in vision at night

Early detection is the best way to get ahead of Keratoconus. If you have changes in vision, or you have a history of Keratoconus in the family contact your eye care professional for frequent and annual eye exams.

Watch Steven’s story about overcoming Keratoconus to win a Gold Medal:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1APiP5vnnc&feature=share&list=PLSX2cKGbtvMwtmhUZGt4-fGfCSoxd84BL

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Keratoconus: Treatment Options

January 15th, 2014

Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease that will continue to get worse until it is corrected. Although mild cases of keratoconus can be corrected with glasses or lenses, once the eye disease has progressed to a more severe case, other treatment options are needed.

Corneal transplants are one way to correct keratoconus. During this procedure, an eye surgeon will replace the severely damaged and eroded cornea. There are different types of corneal transplants in which different and smaller sections are replaced. Regardless, this is an invasive procedure and there are many complications associated with it. There can be a lengthy recovery time before vision is restored, and there are care responsibilities that last a lifetime.

Another treatment option for people suffering with keratoconus is C3-R treatment. This treatment is much safer than corneal transplants since it is not an invasive surgery. The goal of this procedure is to strengthen the existing cornea and restore its shape with a combination of UV light and special eye drops. The recovery time for this is almost instantaneous and no hospitalization is needed. The cornea is usually strengthened within a few weeks.

Conductive keratoplasity for astigmatism can also be used to help correct the symptoms of keratoconus. This treatment plan usually needs to be done in combination with either intacs or C3-R. Intacs are similar to contacts, but they are inserted in the cornea to help strengthen the lining. Although this is considered a surgery, it is less invasive than corneal transplants since the original cornea is still intact. The surgery simply requires a small incision in which to insert the intacs.

All of these treatment options are designed to help reduce the symptoms of keratoconus or to cure the eye of the disease. Each of the procedures has different risks and benefits, and a health care provider specializing in this disease can better explain the options.

Keratoconus: Treatment Options

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Managing Your Keratoconus With Hybrid or RGP Contact Lenses

December 1st, 2013

If you are suffering from Keratoconus than you know all too well how RGP contact lenses can be uncomfortable for everyday use. However there are some new improved contact lenses that have the strength and quality of RGP lenses and the softness of the normal contact lens. Since many are being diagnosed with Keratoconus earlier in their life contact lenses are a stable treatment option to keep through many stages of your Keratoconus.

Since Keratoconus is a progressive condition it is smart to choose a treatment option that can stretch over several stages of the condition. Additional treatment options include surgery for those who have a more advanced case of Keratoconus.

Below are some of the Benefits of Using Contact Lenses for the Treatment of Keratoconus:

Upgrade: High Definition- Think of the RGP lenses as an upgrade to your vision. The RGP lenses will allow you to view your surroundings in high definition and are easily maintained. If you are looking for a reliable and stable way to manage your visual experience the use of RGP lenses for your Keratoconus treatment is a great one.

Multiple stage use: The SynergEye ® Hybrid and Rose K Contact Lenses can be used to treat Keratoconus in many stages of the condition. This can provide some stability in the life of the patient, and offer great treatment with little changes to the eye. For those who want less doctor visits and less treatments for their Keratoconus this maybe a great choice for you.

Remember these are only a few of your options. There are many ways you can get educated about your treatments, and condition. Asking your eye care professional will help you get off to a great start. It is important that you not only know what to expect with Keratoconus, but also how it’s treated and how the treatments will effect you.

To Learn more about Keratoconus treatment options visit: www.contactlenes.org/

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Top 3 Questions When Deciding on The Holcomb C3-R ®

November 15th, 2013

For Keratoconus Treatment

When it comes to treatments for Keratoconus there are several things you should consider. Many of us are worried about the more invasive treatments but the Holcomb C3-R ® is non-invasive and has been shown to be effective since 2003. The Holcomb C3-R ® is one of the most effective treatments available for Keratoconus today. This treatment helps to stabilize and in many cases halt the progression of Keratoconus.

The treatment uses natural vitamin called Riboflavin to stimulate the fibers within your cornea to build new crosslinks. These crosslinks strengthens the cornea and improves the persons overall vision over time. Below are three questions you should ask when seeing a doctor regarding this type of treatment.

Am I a viable candidate for this treatment?

Some patients with Keratoconus may have a more advanced case and this may not completely repair the damage to the cornea. In these cases there may need to be additional treatments or a different treatment may need to be explored.

Can I have the Holcomb C3-R ® in Combination with other Treatments?

This treatment is often used in combination with other Keratoconus treatments. The effectiveness, and improvement of the visual quality can be based on a number of combination and conditions. If you need to know if you will benefit more from combining this treatment with other treatments don’t hesitate to ask questions. Other treatments that can be combined with the Holcomb C3-R ® are INTACS, PRK, and the Visian ICL.

What can I expect after the Treatment and How long Before I get Results?

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a non-invasive procedure and does not require any incisions so the procedure is quite comfortable. The procedure simply requires the applying of drops (of Riboflavin) and about 30 minutes under a UV light to activate the drops.

The treatment continues to work over time and it often takes 4-16 weeks for you to get the complete effect. Your cornea will continue to strengthen over this period.

If you have questions on the Holcomb C3-R ® and other treatments for Keratoconus don’t hesitate to contact your eye care professional. No questions is too “silly”, nor should it be “Embarrassing” after all it is your quality of vision you are talking about. Make the most of it!

Hear from patients just like you who underwent these procedures: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSX2cKGbtvMzDbNrXs0xBYgSJ1HSyZV6d

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Why SynergEyes Contact Lenses Are a Comfort for Your Eyes

November 1st, 2013

If you have already been diagnosed with Keratoconus and had to have RGP’s or Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses you know how uncomfortable they can be. There are a few changes you can get that will help ease that comfort on a day to day basis. These new contact lenses can provide you with less discomfort and make them easier to wear each day.

SynergEyes Hybrid Contact lenses offer more comfort because they are a combination between RGP’s and soft contact lenses. The edges have a softer contact feel, and the benefit of HD clarity in the lens itself. This will give you comfort without losing the overall improved quality of vision.

Below are some benefits of the SynergEyes Contact Lenses:

Hybrid Contact Lenses:

  • Comfort of Soft Lenses
  • Reduced Light Sensitivity
  • Improved Vision
  • Added daily comfort
  • Design Options
  • Helps at all Stages

SynergEyes Hybrid Contact Lens provides a design for any stage of Keratoconus. The SynergEyes Hybrid Contact lens also help reduce your light sensitivity giving you and advantage in your Keratoconus treatment.

Whether you are in the beginning stages, or the advanced stage the hybrid lens can help you. The SynergEyes Hybrid Contact Lenses are FDA approved, comfortable, and convenient for those who are in need of improved vision correction.

Learn More About Keratoconus treatments and Hybrid Contact Lenses: http://www.synergeyes.com/yourvision/keratoconus.html

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Top 3 Reasons to Combined Your Keratoconus Treatments

October 15th, 2013

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that often leaves the patient feeling uncertain and worried about their treatment options. Over the past 10 years more and more treatment options have become available for those with Keratoconus. Many of the new treatments for Keratoconus have been successful when used by themselves. However some of the treatments are quite beneficial when used in combination with each other.

Below are some of the treatments that can be used in combination with other treatments and how they help improve your Keratoconus.

The Holcomb C3-R ® :

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a treatment used to stabilize Keratoconus. The procedure is also called the Cornea Collegan Crosslinking with Riboflavin. This procedure requires the use of UV lights and a vitamin called Riboflavin which strengthens the fibers of the cornea and slows and in many cases halts progression. In addition, by flattening the cornea patients report less distorted vision.

The Holcomb C3-R ® is a great treatment to use in combination with other treatments for Keratoconus. Often many patients combine both INACS and The Holcomb C3-R ® for better results.

INTACS:

INTACS are tiny lenses that are placed in the layers of the cornea to provide support to the eye without causing complications. The INTACS need no maintenance once they are placed in the cornea and can remain a lifetime. The procedure is quick – about 7 minutes per eye.

INTACS work well in combination with other treatments such as the Holcomb C3-R ®. The Holcomb C3-R ® helps to lock in the flattening from the INTACS. Additionally most patients who get this combination can often reduce their use of glasses or contact lenses greatly. INTACS can be easily removed if needed when you have a change in prescription or for any other reason.

If you are looking for great treatments to help your Keratoconus there are many options out there. The treatments above can help you improve your Keratoconus and reduce your need for glasses and contacts giving you back your natural quality of vision.

Watch an informative Free Web Based Seminar: www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com

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