Bilateral CXL done!

General forum for the UK Keratoconus and self-help group members.

Click on the forum name, General Discussion Forum, above.

Moderators: Anne Klepacz, John Smith, Sweet

NorthernStar
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun 12 Oct 2014 6:13 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC

Bilateral CXL done!

Postby NorthernStar » Fri 26 Dec 2014 6:51 am

After much stressing and thinkng I finally went ahead with cross linking in both eyes! Here's a little update if you find it useful:

Procedure: pain free, took about an hour.
Day 0: on way back from hospital was very sensitive to light and very blurry - I had someone take me home otherwise would not have managed. Once I got home the anaesthetic drops had worn off and the pain started. I knew it was going to be bad and it was. More anaesthetic, analgesic drops and tablets took the edge off it. Tried to get some sleep through the pain.
Day 1: woke up and worst of pain had gone. Didn't need tablets any more but continued with painkilling drops. Vision very blurry and light sensitive - couldn't read packaging on eye drops for example so needed help. Slept most of day.
Days 2 & 3: steadily less blurry but still not good enough to read. Again just slept most of it.
Day 4: bandage lens out. Still very blurry. Some halo/statburst/glare
Day 5: improvement. Can read although get sore eyes after short period. Night vision still messed up.
Day 5-10: steady improvement every day. I can now read ok (well similar to pre op without glasses) but my prescription has definetly changed. Night vision still not perfect but ok.

Return to “General Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 9 guests