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by Lia Williams
Fri 20 Mar 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and hosp appts
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Coronavirus and hosp appts

Thanks Green, it was worrying at the time and a relief to discover my problems were only ageing.
by Lia Williams
Fri 20 Mar 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and hosp appts
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Coronavirus and hosp appts

Similarly a suspected retinal detachment would be a trip to A&E. In addition to keratoconus I am very short sighted so I am naturally concerned about the possibility of retinal detachment. Late last year I did experience some flashing lights in my left eye, not enough to panic me, but enough to ...
by Lia Williams
Mon 16 Mar 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and hosp appts
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Coronavirus and hosp appts

On Moorfields Twitter Account they have a pinned tweet (dated 13th March) which states: Based on new advice on #coronavirus from @PHE_uk , we're asking anyone (regardless of travel) with a new or persistent cough or a high temperature NOT to attend appointments at Moorfields, & instead to stay a...
by Lia Williams
Thu 23 Jan 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about Hard Lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Questions about Hard Lenses

Ghosting is annoying, especially when looking at text.

Rigid lenses should reduce ghosting. There are lots of different designs of rigid lenses for keratoconus but you may have to try a few designs before finding the one that works for you.

Lia
by Lia Williams
Thu 23 Jan 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about Hard Lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Questions about Hard Lenses

Hi Keratetko, Yes, you should expect to have less problem with ghosting with rigid lenses compared to soft ones. Also rigid lenses should give better vision than glasses as rigid lenses can effectively address the problems of the irregular astigmatism of keratoconus. Have a look at this explanation ...
by Lia Williams
Mon 20 Jan 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help! Where to get initial advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Help! Where to get initial advice?

Hi Meekatharra, Welcome to the forum. As your keratoconus was diagnosed back in 2005 and you are coping with no aids it is quite likely that your eyesight hasn’t changed that much. I think therefore that the best place to start would probably to get an eye test at an opticians’ and take it from ther...
by Lia Williams
Sun 24 Nov 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 205
Views: 120676

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

I am having a strange problem in that they are fine for a couple of minutes and then cloud over making my vision really cloudy. Hi Maggie, I had a similar problem with one of my lenses clouding over after an hour or so's wear. In my case the problem was not deposits but bubbles forming under the le...
by Lia Williams
Sun 24 Nov 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 205
Views: 120676

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Tried glasses and contacts to correct left eye but to no avail. Consultant doesn't believe left eye bad enough for corneal transplant but can't see anything clearly with it without any kind or correction. Hi Matthew, There are lots of different types of contact lenses for keratoconus these days but...
by Lia Williams
Fri 25 Oct 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Lenses

Hi DCSales, There are lots of different types of contact lenses for keratoconus. Toric lenses are designed for regular astigmatism, some of these lenses are soft but they can also be RGPs. Mild keratoconus can often be corrected with glasses or ordinary contact lenses. As keratoconus progresses peop...
by Lia Williams
Thu 24 Oct 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lens help and advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Re: Contact lens help and advice

Hi Hahny, Yes, people with mild KC are often able to get good vision with ordinary soft contact lenses. RGPs can be comfortable so do give them a try if the optician thinks that they would give you better vision with them than soft ones. I've worn RGPs for nearly 30 years (although these days I pigg...

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