Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is one of the world's leading Keratoconus treatment experts. He is considered by many "The Keratoconus Guru". He was the first in the United States to report the results of Intacs for Keratoconus in 1999. For over 12 years, he has performed many thousands of keratoconus procedures on patients from all over the world. He is the inventor of non-invasive crosslinking called Holcomb C3-R and has performed many thousands of these vision-saving treatments since 2003.
Dr. Brian has published hundreds of articles and book chapters. He is considered by the media as "America's Eye Doctor" and is routinely interviewed for his expertise. Further information at www.FixesYourKeratoconus.com.
Dr. Brian received the 2010 Jules Stein Living Tribute Award for inventing C3-R and performing it on U.S. Olympic Bobsled Driver Steve Holcomb that helped restore his vision from Keratoconus, thus enabling him to win the Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver - this was the first Gold Medal for the United States in bobsled in 62 years. "Holcomb C3-R" was renamed in Steve's honor on The Doctors television show in 2010 because of the world-wide recognition that Steve brought to the procedure.
Dr. Brian received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He, his wife, and twin daughters reside in Los Angeles.
As a patient of Dr. BW ( I flew from Ohio to California) I can't recommend enough if you or someone you know has Keratoconus. Almost all the eye (so-called) specialists blatantly IGNORED anything I tried to tell them about C3R treatments. It was their way only, and that way was a cornea transplant and according to their dogma, that was the best way.
I'm glad I was like a dog with a bone because I would not give up about getting the C3R to save my sight. I had full blown KC in both eyes and it progressed to the point of being legally blind. After getting this treatment, my eyes felt normal again and this prevented me from getting those cornea transplants.
Please understand it has been my experience that most doctors have such an ego that they do not wish to send you away until they've cut and pasted everything they can on your body and billed you to the extent that your children will be paying off your medical bills. Their egos get in the way of them being able to provide care for your personal needs. All I can say is get C3R right away if you have KC.
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