C3-R - A New Option to Save Your Eye If You are Suffering from Keratoconus

by VR Sreeraman on  February 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
 C3-R - A New Option to Save Your Eye If You are Suffering from Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a degenerative eye condition where the cornea becomes thinner and changes more into a conical shape. The vision is greatly affected with problems of multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light. Such patients are not able to drive or read normal print, some even classified as legally blind. In severe cases, a corneal transplant is done which is a painful process, not to mention the wait for a cornea donor and the risk of rejection.

Enter C3-R, which is a path breaking technique to cure the disease. It is non surgical and uses vitamin application and light to strengthen the cornea. Also, the duration is just about 30 minutes. This technique has been used before but what has raised the hopes of millions all over the world is that C3-R has successfully cured Steve Holcomb, the US Winter Olympic entry in the Bobsled competition 2010. He went from being legally blind to winning the Gold medal in World Championship in 2009 and being fit enough to take part in the Olympic competition going on right now in Vancouver!

The Boxer Wachler Vision Institute founded by Dr Brian S. Boxer Wachler who cured Steve Holcomb, is getting calls, emails from thousands of people worldwide wanting to know more about this treatment.

This treatment will provide hope to many legally blind patients of Keratoconus who can avoid a corneal transplant.

Source: Medindia

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