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by Asif
Mon 13 May 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Deteriorating eyesight and cxl in second eye
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Deteriorating eyesight and cxl in second eye

Changes in glasses prescription are not exclusive to changes of the cornea. There's other parts of the eye, as well as the increasing length of the eye ball itself, that can cause changes in your glasses prescription. As Anne said, a subjective refraction, especially on a keratoconic, may not be con...
by Asif
Mon 13 May 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Should I get a graft??
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Should I get a graft??

There's always risks with any sort of surgery. A graft won't cure keratoconus but the aim is to improve the vision and it's likely you'll still need glasses or similar contact lenses afterwards. It will take a long time for your vision to improve and somewhat stabilise following a graft. A keratocon...
by Asif
Mon 17 Oct 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Astigmatic Keratotomy
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

Re: Astigmatic Keratotomy

After all 16 of my sutures were removed I was left with a 10.5D cyl! Because of this I couldn't cope very well with specs. The cornea was very steep in one direction and flatter in the other. I had astigmatic/arcuate keratotomy with compressive sutures a year ago in that eye. The aim of the incision...
by Asif
Fri 25 Jun 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: One Year On.......
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: One Year On.......

My LE I had a PK and it was about 18 months until I could get a reasonable refraction. My RE I had a DALK and it took about 10 months. However the refraction and VAs would fluctuate.

Congrats on the degree, guess you have your pre-reg year to look forward to now, if you need any pointers let me know
by Asif
Wed 20 May 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Red eyes only after playing Xbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: Red eyes only after playing Xbox

sounds as though you may have dry eyes. as mentioned already...take frequent breaks as it can be difficult to remember to blink more often and try some artificial tears
by Asif
Thu 26 Jun 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Medical travel insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Medical travel insurance

I'm going to Turkey for 1 week. I havent had any serious problems apart from several lose/broken stitches at random times. Thanks for the heads up on the E111 I didnt know there was such a thing, i googled it and its now replaced by the EHIC card
by Asif
Thu 26 Jun 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Medical travel insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Medical travel insurance

thanks for that sarah. so were there any problems at all when you went to cuba with your grafted eye due to climate change like redness or irritation? Did you take anything with you like chloramphenocol or maxidax?
by Asif
Thu 26 Jun 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Medical travel insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Medical travel insurance

I was planning to go on holiday soon but since my graft three years ago I havent left the UK incase something happens to the grafted eye. I have tried getting medical travel insurance but have been rejected due to an existance of an underlying medical condition. Has anyone got any advice as to what ...
by Asif
Wed 09 Apr 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post graft disapointment
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Post graft disapointment

after a 1 1/2 years post graft my vision unaided 6/18, and 6/12 on good days though my vision was fluctuating a lot. after 3 years its now 6/60 uncorrected, but 6/6 corrected with glasses, so basically my unaided vision has gotten worse (but still way better than pre-graft) but visual acuity has imp...
by Asif
Tue 08 Apr 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Life back to normal..... but is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Life back to normal..... but is it?

strenuous exercise can increase iop, which may break or loosen sutures. i started exercising after 6 months and was lifting light weights. i have broken a few sutures immediately after lifting heavy objects and weights, which did make my vision worse. if you dont go too heavy you should be okay, jus...

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