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by GrandPaClanger
Tue 24 Nov 2015 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coming Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Coming Soon

Hi Don't know if there is much preparation you can do other than keep yourself away from coughs and colds. It you wear a contact lens in that eye take extra care not to get an infection before the op so be on top of your lens hygiene. As for the op its self it not a big deal (I didn't think so anywa...
by GrandPaClanger
Thu 17 Sep 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kerriconous and cataracts
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Kerriconous and cataracts

Hi Natalie I had a cataract form after a graft as a result of the steroids, the operation was straightforward enough. I still have some astigmatism so when I was with the consultant on Monday he took out all the remaining stitches. The plan now is to let the eye settle down then swap the lens out fo...
by GrandPaClanger
Sun 13 Jul 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New RGP user. Advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: New RGP user. Advice needed

Might be worth visiting the eye clinic at the LRI. I go there and found the fitters to be very good. Appointment times are not as convieniaint as if you go private but your not faced with a big bill at the end.
by GrandPaClanger
Thu 03 Jul 2014 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Human Cornea grown in mice
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Human Cornea grown in mice

Article on the BBC news site. Got to be a strip in the right direction to solving the supply vs demand problem Question is if you used your own stem cells would you end up with KC again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-281062 ... h-28106253
by GrandPaClanger
Sat 28 Jun 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nightclubs. Stag do's etc
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Nightclubs. Stag do's etc

Only done it the once about 25 years ago. Went on a bit of a session and woke up the next day with a massive hang over but able to see clearly. No miracle cure found just forgot to take my RGP lenses out because i was wasted. DONT do it :)
by GrandPaClanger
Thu 13 Feb 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which lenses ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Which lenses ?????

Hi Gareth To be fair to the hospital they didn’t try a soft lens after all the sutures came out and the cataract was done (I still have a couple of compression sutures in after the astigmatic keratotomy they did with the cataract). They have been very good and when I spoke to them they made an appoi...
by GrandPaClanger
Wed 12 Feb 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which lenses ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Which lenses ?????

Your right Grant piggy backing is very comfortable I tried it pre graft for a few months. Not sure if it's suitable post graft though. The problem with two lenses is it cuts down the oxygen supply to the cornea. This can lead to blood vessels growing into the cornea (Corneal neovascularization) and ...
by GrandPaClanger
Tue 11 Feb 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which lenses ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Which lenses ?????

Hi Paul I will have had my graft three years ago on May. While I had some of the sutures in the hospital gave me Daily disposables. Very comfortable. Only problem was I developed a cataract ( because of the steriods) so they took the sutures out before they did the cataract op. Unfortunately that le...
by GrandPaClanger
Fri 20 Dec 2013 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: PLACED ON WAITING LIST FOR A GRAPH
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: PLACED ON WAITING LIST FOR A GRAPH

Hopefully you will both soon get your head round it. By the time I was told 2 1/2 years ago I already knew in my own mind the time was right. They operation it's self is straightforward enough with little pain afterwards more of a discomfort. Be prepared for lots of check ups for a couple of years. ...
by GrandPaClanger
Sun 15 Dec 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just recently had a corneal transplant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Just recently had a corneal transplant.

How did you get on ?

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