Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve. Despite considerable research, the etiology of keratoconus remains somewhat of a mystery. Keratoconus likely arises from a number of different factors: genetic, environmental or cellular, any of which may form the trigger for the onset of the disease. People that have keratoconus often also have allergies. Hayfever, skin allergies, and asthma are common. This indicates the immune system has been compromized in people with Keratoconus.
Keratoconus Treatment Considerations
A treament protocal for Keratoconus would involve detoxification to remove any toxicity factors. A genetic predisposition to keratoconus has been observed there for any successful treatment would have to boost cellular integrity and boost immune performance. Supplementation should include natural juices (organic if possible), herbs, and supplement with possible benefits to eyesight.
Keratoconus Treatment Recommendations
- 30 to 40 day juice fast
Reason For Recommendation: Proven theraputic result and the most effective means to destoxify the body.
Keratoconus Treatment Supplementation
Barley Green Powderer: 1 tablespoon per day.
Reason For Recommendation: I new a man who stated he had eyesight problems that was cured but taking barley green powder. (Melaluca Brand.)
Raw Eggs: dosage 2 per day that can be blended with the juice. Organic free range where possible. Risks: Salmonella A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002 (Risk Analysis April 2002 22(2):203-18) It showed that of the 69 billion eggs produced annually only 2.3 million are contaminated with salmonella—equivalent to just one in every 30,000 eggs.
Reason For Recommendation: The best source for Lutein is the egg yolk, followed by green vegetables such as Spinach, and broccoli. Egg yolks also have zeaxanthin to protect eyesight. Lutein is found to be most helpful with macular degeneration. High in lecithin that is crucial for cellular integrity.
Lecithin Capsules: 8 per day with selenium.
Reasons For Recommendation: Lecithin is a phospholipid meaning it has a phosphate part and a lipid part. This means that it has both water loving and water hating parts which makes it great for use in the body in places like the mucous membranes. Lecithin is necessary for the healthy function of every bodily cell. Lecithin is one of the major components of the cell membrane, that thin semi-permeable layer that envelope the surfaces of cells.
Keratoconus Treatment Supplemenation
Barley Green Powder 1-2 tablespoon per day. Reason For Recommendation: I new a man who stated he had eyesight problems that was cured but taking barley green powder, Melaluca Brand.)
B2 (riboflavin) A treatment developed at the Technische Universität Dresden, and which has shown early success is Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin, also known as CXL, CCR, and CCL. A one-time application of riboflavin solution is administered to the eye and is activated by illumination with UV-Alight for approximately 30 minutes. The riboflavin causes new bonds to form across adjacent collagen strands in the stromal layer of the cornea, which recovers and preserves some of the cornea’s mechanical strength. The corneal epithelial layer is generally removed in order to increase penetration of the riboflavin into the stroma.
A deficiency of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) may result in bloodshot eyes, abnormal sensitivity to light, itching and burning of the eye. Clearly there is a relationship between vitamin B2 and eyesight.
Sources of B2
Foods rich in riboflavin are green vegetables such as lotus stems, turnip greens, beets, radish leaves, colocasia and carrot leaves. Fruits such as papaya, raisins, custard apples and apricots are good sources of Vitamin B2 but only apples should be used on a juice therapy. The others food would be part of a post treatment diet. Deficiency of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) may result in bloodshot eyes, abnormal sensitivity to light, itching and burning of the eye.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Overdose, Toxicity, Side Effects: There is no known toxicity to riboflavin. Because riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, excess amounts are easily excreted by the body in the urine. Possible reactions to very high doses may include itching, numbness, burning or prickling sensations, and sensitivity to light. Excess riboflavin excreted in the urine causes it to become bright yellow in color, which many people notice when they take B vitamin supplements.
Non Surgical Options