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by John Thatcher
Mon 23 May 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July

This is to confirm that the next West Midlands Meeting will be held at the usual place at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital on Dudley Road) starting at 11am on Saturday 9th July. It will be a support session aimed at helping anyone recently diagnosed with keratoconus ...
by John Thatcher
Sun 17 Apr 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to the meeting (27 in all) and especially to Kamran for sharing his recent graft experience, particularly relevant as 2 of the participants are expecting to have grafts fairly soon. It was really good to hear everyone sharing information and helping to ans...
by John Thatcher
Sun 17 Apr 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 18107

Re: Next meeting for the West Midlands

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to the meeting (27 in all) and especially to Kamran for sharing his recent graft experience, particularly relevant as 2 of the participants are expecting to have grafts fairly soon. It was really good to hear everyone sharing information and helping to ans...
by John Thatcher
Tue 05 Apr 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Intacs?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Thoughts on Intacs?

Thanks Adam, very interesting comments and sorry to hear about the torn cornea which must have been an horrific experience. Can you clarify if you are using sclerals on both eyes or just on the one without intacs and is your right eye vision needing any correction at all? Good luck, John
by John Thatcher
Thu 31 Mar 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Intacs?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Thoughts on Intacs?

This is a request for anyone with recent experience of intacs to comment on a question I have been asked about their use. Most of the FAQ section is fairly old on this topic so any recent input will be appreciated. Someone who is struggling with wearing time of RGPs is desperate to find a way forwar...
by John Thatcher
Wed 30 Mar 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10th Anniversary!
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: 10th Anniversary!

Congratulations to all celebrating anniversaries! Here's to many more and if you need a bit of optimism, my graft is now in its 36th year.
John
by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 3rd transplant rejection episode
Replies: 39
Views: 8500

Re: 3rd transplant rejection episode

Do hope you are now out of pain Sheila and that the inflammation hasn't returned, wishing you all the best and every encouragement in getting through this and hope you feel able to post an update sometime, good luck! John
by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Methods to help with the dry eyes (blepharitis) and pain from KC.
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Methods to help with the dry eyes (blepharitis) and pain from KC.

venting helps though, so don't worry about it! KC itself is not painful, as Anne said, (though the impacts on life are at least a pain in the backside) but I guess a lot of us have had eyelid issues at some time. I still bathe my eyelids most mornings just with a flannel and hot water as it seems to...
by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses or hybrids?
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Scleral lenses or hybrids?

hi jonny, I've been wearing lenses over 45 years but never worn full sclerals though I know those who do seem very happy with them. I have a 'mini-scleral' RGP lens on one eye which is about 18mm in diameter and vaults the cornea; it rests on the white of the eye just outside the main bulge of the c...
by John Thatcher
Mon 15 Feb 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal graft. Daniel Calladine. Spire Hospital Worcester
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Corneal graft. Daniel Calladine. Spire Hospital Worcester

That's really good to hear, Kamran, so pleased the forum helped you and now you can help others. Very best wishes to you for speedy progress, John

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