Saturday, January 22, 2011

Small World

I am often reminded of what a small world we live in.  In the last two months I have had contacts with some far away places.  I received a contact from Moscow about two months ago and last week I received a contact from Romania.  Both contacts were related to eye conditons that can be treated with new contact lens designs.  The Moscow contact was from a person that had long term keratoconus and had received corneal transplants about 7 years ago. The patient was inquiring about a new type of lens that will treat irregular corneas called "Duette".  The contact from Romania was from a parent that was concerned about the increase in his child's myopia and he was asking about options for treatment. 

The world is getting smaller and through the internet new methods of treatment for many different conditons can be explored and analyzed.  I look for this trend to continue and to expand in the years to come.  It's a great thing.   

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I am 22,architecture student from Bucharest, Romania. I was recently diagnosed with Keratokonus stage 2 for my left eye(thickness 458 microns), the right one is still fine. I was advised to do crosslinking but i am not sure yet, since the procedure is kinda new and the long term risks are not known yet. I read about the hybrid contact lenses but i don't know if they are provided in my country. Do you have any advice for me? Also i am not sure how fast the disease will evolve.