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Posted by Edisto on September 05, 2000 at 21:11:14:

In Reply to: Kerrataconus(spelling) posted by Glenn on September 03, 2000 at 16:52:57:

Glenn:
I don't have this condition, but I do have a related problem. I found a paperback at my bookstore that has some info on keratoconus, which is a condition in which the cornea becomes misshapen and affects the vision. The book is called, "Your Eyes...An Owner's Guide," by James Collins, M. D. It was published by Prentice Hall in 1995. It's very hard to find information on corneal problems, because most of them are considered rare diseases. I began by searching, using the "Dogpile" group of search engines. Since I wasn't looking for "keratoconus," my results were different from what you would get. However, I believe keratoconus is less rare than what I have, so you should be able to find some info. Anyone who has this condition should definitely put himself/herself into the hands of a very good ophthalmologist (preferably corneal specialist) ASAP. There are some things that can be done to preserve vision. There's a woman in the Washington area (where I live) who has been on several of the talk shows and news programs, talking about her problems in getting information and treatment for her keratoconus. Good luck!

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