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by RedOnion
Wed 01 May 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??

Good luck with it, you’ll be fine :)
by RedOnion
Wed 01 May 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??

It was my good eye second time round, I’m not sure why it was better, possibly because I knew what to expect but possibly because it’s in much better shape than the left. I personally don’t think it’s worth the risk of being anaesthetised but it’s a judgement call. If there’s any pain after the op i...
by RedOnion
Tue 30 Apr 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??

It was worse in my left eye which was my bad eye and the first to get done. I won’t lie, it was pretty sore for about 36 hours after which it slowly got better in terms of pain, by the third day after it was fine other than a little gritty. I couldn’t effectively see out of that eye for about 24 hou...
by RedOnion
Mon 29 Apr 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Crosslinking local or general anesthetic??

Mine was just done by numbing drops. It wasn’t at all painful during the procedure, I found having the eyes clamped open the most uncomfortable but even that wasn’t too much of a problem. It’s more getting over the squeamishness that’s the problem for me but I somehow managed to steel myself for it....
by RedOnion
Thu 06 Sep 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Occupational Health and KC
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Occupational Health and KC

I had to go through occupational health last year and it was a mixed bag. On the whole, they genuinely wanted to help me get back to work (I’m a professional driver!) and they helped get me light duties in the office. On the flip side, they had absolutely no idea about the condition and I feel I cou...
by RedOnion
Sun 01 Jul 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 198
Views: 108835

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Hi Sophia, Welcome to the group! Sorry to hear that the CXL didn't work, I'm lucky mine did though it hasn't corrected anything (well an extremely minor improvement is all) but it doesn't seem to be progressing. I'm interested in how you get on with intacs, it's something I'm looking at exploring as...
by RedOnion
Thu 26 Apr 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: To all who have joined this forum recently
Replies: 198
Views: 108835

Re: To all who have joined this forum recently

Hi, Just read the post. I'm maybe a little older than your son (I'm 34) but I was diagnosed with the condition last year and have a good and bad eye though both have KC in them, it's just more pronounced in my left (in my right, I bizarrely have almost perfect vision except for starbursts at night)....
by RedOnion
Fri 16 Feb 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Newbie here
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: KC Newbie here

Welcome! Everybody has a different experience and thankfully my CXL worked but I know how bad the degradation in vision feels. My job involves a lot of driving and losing that became a genuine fear (I love my job). I've been given a hybrid lens for my left eye but I'll need to get used to it before ...
by RedOnion
Sun 11 Feb 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of RGP Lenses on the NHS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Cost of RGP Lenses on the NHS?

I've just been for my lenses and I was the same price. I think it's a standard price.
by RedOnion
Sun 04 Feb 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Urgent CXL advice needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Urgent CXL advice needed please

I had mine done separately too, which worked for me. It's really a judgement call at the end of the day. I haven't heard of that procedure either but sounds interesting!

Keep us updated with how it goes and trust it will go well for you!

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