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by Ladyburd
Thu 18 Apr 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seriously considering CXL....
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Seriously considering CXL....

Hi I'm looking at all the options now following INTACS a few years ago I found this interesting article: http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/cornea-external-disease/news/print/ocular-surgery-news-europe-edition/%7B235fec91-b1d1-4874-aa70-a8cfd950a15f%7D/corneal-cross-linking-shows-increasingly-good-...
by Ladyburd
Fri 12 Apr 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 186
Views: 83272

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Hey Miss Milburn Here are a helpful few tips that I've accumulated over the years of having KC: Ask lots of questions at hospital appointments - and to other forum members - don't be shy :) Try not to rub your eyes, in fact never rub your eyes (easier said than done!) If you have allergies, try to g...
by Ladyburd
Wed 10 Apr 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 186
Views: 83272

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Hey Miss Milburn Don't be too down. There are several options for treatment, more now than ever. You have come to the right place, the forum and the members are fantastic. I'm sure you'll be able to chat to someone about joining your local support group too When you go for your appointment, best to ...
by Ladyburd
Mon 08 Apr 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?

Hi On the piggybacking - hard lens was impossible for me. But a daily disposable to piggyback was fab, but again the NHS would not fund these. They would only go for a monthly soft lens. But again this was after lots of "fighting" and me presenting a research paper from Waterloo. The NHS h...
by Ladyburd
Mon 08 Apr 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?

Hi I'm from a science background, so I looked at lots of peer reviewed studies before I agreed to INTACS and looked at CXL. Oops, I may have been hasty to criticise NHS GGC, I remember now that they were concerned that my cornea wasn't thick enough for CXL = 320µm This was the info I was given at th...
by Ladyburd
Sat 06 Apr 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?

Hi Lynn Thanks for all the info on this post and others. I was under the impression from the NHS team at Gartnavel Glasgow that my KC should not get any worse now I'm heading towards 40 and that Crosslinking is only suitable for younger "new" KC patients - have I been misled & palmed o...
by Ladyburd
Thu 04 Apr 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: KC in one eye, 20/20 in other. Surgery?

Hi I too have a KC eye and a "good eye". Research is showing that KC should stabilize around 30 years old, so hopefully yours won't get any worse When I tried a hard lens it was unbearable, but you can ask to "piggyback". This is when you wear a soft lens under the hard lens to a...
by Ladyburd
Wed 03 Apr 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Intac Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Intac Removal

Hi guys You can get a full ring or half ring, mine is just half as my cornea was too thin at the top to take a full ring. Basically would need a certain thickness before they will "risk" an INTACS Did your consultant say what had caused the growth? I can only give you my experience, and to...
by Ladyburd
Wed 03 Apr 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 22 Years On.. and its Advice Time!
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: 22 Years On.. and its Advice Time!

Hi Forgot to say my recovery from INTACTS was a few days. It was the antibiotic drops that they gave me that made my eye sore and red. I was back to work the next week. We had prepared for longer and my partner took two weeks off work, but I was fine within the week :) One thing that you may already...
by Ladyburd
Wed 03 Apr 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KeraSoft IC
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: KeraSoft IC

Thanks for the info. I got the feeling that NHS GGC were reluctant to offer them due to them needing to order a full set from the manufacture for fitting. Also, I heard that repeat prescriptions weren't consistent/accurate - Have you found your 3 monthly or annual lenses to be the same as each set o...

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