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by John Thatcher
Thu 23 Nov 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: glasses worn over RGP lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: glasses worn over RGP lenses

I've worn glasses over contact lenses for decades Mikey and never had or been told there is a problem. I think at an earlier stage of my KC this was to get a better balance of corrective power between the contact lenses so some power went on one spec lens but I have been through many types of lenses...
by John Thatcher
Sat 04 Nov 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.

To add to the positive messages Lola, I believe I was the only one in my family with KC across many aunts, uncles and cousins and none of my 3 children have it (they were closely monitored) or any of the 3 grandchildren (although they are all under 5 years old at present). I can't think of many peop...
by John Thatcher
Sat 04 Nov 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Driving with Keratoconus
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: Driving with Keratoconus

Thanks Britdazz, I think that is a very useful contribution and your last line sums it up very well. The only thing I would add is that we all have to be aware that things can change and we have to stay aware of this. However, contact lens design and materials continue to improve and it's always wor...
by John Thatcher
Sun 08 Oct 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Another Good Meeting 7th October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Another Good Meeting 7th October 2017

There were 19 of us at yesterday's meeting with the venue at Birmingham John Lewis now firmly established and we have decided to make this the regular venue - next year's dates are already booked. We had a really good interactive discussion about KC and raising awareness of it and I have sent a copy...
by John Thatcher
Wed 04 Oct 2017 9:42 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Don't Forget This Saturday in Birmingham (7th October)
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Don't Forget This Saturday in Birmingham (7th October)

Quick reminder of our next (and final gathering of the year) at John Lewis Community Hub in Birmingham at 11:00. We will be talking about World KC Day, NKCF (our sister organisation in the USA) and raising awareness of KC so this is a good opportunity for anybody who would like to share anything rel...
by John Thatcher
Tue 26 Sep 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Arc Welding after a corneal graft
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Arc Welding after a corneal graft

That's a great question Bob, always good to have a new challenge but unfortunately I have no idea of how to answer it. Not immediately obvious why there should be a problem in comparison with an ungrafted eye but, as you rightly say, you do not want to take any chances. Have you contacted the hospit...
by John Thatcher
Sat 09 Sep 2017 10:30 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next Meeting 7th October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Next Meeting 7th October 2017

Our next meeting is called "World Keratoconus Day and Us". World Keratoconus Day will be 10th November and was started last year in the USA. This is a good opportunity to learn more about it, to have an open discussion on what we can do to raise awareness of KC and for anybody to share any...
by John Thatcher
Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: hello advice please ... I think I put this in FAQs by mistake!
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: hello advice please ... I think I put this in FAQs by mistake!

At the risk of stating the obvious, are you developing cataracts? Perfectly normal at that age but does reduce the vision because less light getting through. However, I'm assuming your eyes have been checked recently so that should have been picked up. I'm a few years older and starting to notice th...
by John Thatcher
Sun 09 Jul 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Good Meeting 8th July
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Good Meeting 8th July

There were 28 people at yesterday's meeting with the venue at John Lewis proving to be really popular, especially as it is so easy to get to. It was a very interactive session going over the incidence of KC, websites that help how to describe it, KC in the workplace and the positive help from Action...
by John Thatcher
Tue 06 Jun 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting Saturday 8th July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Next West Midlands Meeting Saturday 8th July 2017

Our next meeting is on the topic of "How do we explain Keratoconus to the other 99.95% of the population?" If you have you ever struggled to get people (especially employers) to understand what we experience then this is for you. Come and see some simulations, share your suggestions and al...

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