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by Anne Klepacz
Wed 06 Sep 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next London meeting 14th October
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Next London meeting 14th October

The next London meeting will be on Saturday 14th October at 11am in the Clinical Tutorial Complex, 2nd Floor, Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, London. Our speaker will be Mr Damian Lake, Corneal Consultant at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and he has called his talk 'Lasers and Ker...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 06 Sep 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Study looking at the effectiveness of collagen crosslinking (CXL) in children is now recruiting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Study looking at the effectiveness of collagen crosslinking (CXL) in children is now recruiting.

A further update - the study continues to recruit young people aged 10-17. Another hospital is joining the study, at Newport in South Wales.
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 29 Aug 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keratoconus eye-drops reshape cornea
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Keratoconus eye-drops reshape cornea

Thank you for this fascinating link, Enigma. Sounds as if this is still some years off but it would be great if it worked. New Zealand is a 'hot spot' for KC, with higher than average people affected, so it's maybe not surprising that scientists are working on innovative treatments.
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 29 Aug 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: New member

Hello Thomas and welcome to the forum. Contact lenses for KC come in all sorts of shapes and materials these days. They include scleral lenses, which cover the whole eye and don't touch the cornea and are sometimes used when there's a steep cone. There's also piggy-backing which is wearing a soft le...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 09 Aug 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye lash growth serum and under eye cream
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Eye lash growth serum and under eye cream

Baz - I'd be a bit wary of using eyelash serum. When I googled side effects of this, one thing mentioned was 'red and itchy eyes'. Obviously not everyone would get this side effect, but it's not one we need! Plus there seemed to be some other worries expressed about the safety of some of the serums ...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 07 Aug 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Needing help at work
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Needing help at work

Re cost of devices, if they're recommended by the Access to Work scheme, then Access to Work can pay up to 80% of the cost with the employer paying the rest. Though as Emma says, there are restrictions on what AtW will pay, which have come in with all the benefits cutbacks in recent years. There's v...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 07 Aug 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keratoconus & cornea graft question
Replies: 24
Views: 2343

Re: Keratoconus & cornea graft question

It's great to get a long term update and one which is good news! The nature of forums like this is that most users only post when they have problems, so people new to KC can get a rather skewed idea of how KC affects people. I hope things continue to go well for you.
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 06 Aug 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Needing help at work
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Needing help at work

I don't know if such a clip on screen exists. I can't see anything like it on the RNIB list of magnification devices http://shop.rnib.org.uk/magnification.html though that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. And they do have various hands free magnifiers - I don't know if any of those would work for you....
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 03 Aug 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Help about a corneal transplant.
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Help about a corneal transplant.

If you're only noticing the bad vision in the right eye when you cover the left, then it sounds like the left eye is doing most of the work. And if that gives you good enough vision most of the time, then like I said before, it's really up to you whether you decide on another transplant at this stag...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 02 Aug 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Help about a corneal transplant.
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Help about a corneal transplant.

Hello Bhav and welcome, So had you noticed before today that your vision in your right eye had got worse, or was your grafted eye compensating for it? Do you wear a lens in your left eye as well, or did the graft give you good vision without correction? Only the corneal specialist can tell you wheth...

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