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by Anne Klepacz
Sat 04 Aug 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keratoconus seven year old
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Keratoconus seven year old

Hi Stacey and welcome, Seven is unusual for a diagnosis of KC - from 11 onwards is more common with the start of puberty. I don't think we have parents with a child as young as yours on the forum, but there are other parents here. And if you're within reach of Birmingham and/or London, we have our c...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 02 Aug 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difficulty with right eye vision
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Difficulty with right eye vision

Another possibility would be a corneal ulcer. But it needs a professional to check this out for you, so I'd be going to A&E rather than leaving it. Have you left your lens out of that eye?
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 22 Jul 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Local Anesthetic
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Local Anesthetic

Hi Jay, I've just googled 'eye surgery under local anaesthetic' and found some really good patient information leaflets from various hospitals (the Royal Berkshire one was short and clear). And of course, I was wrong. Local CAN sometimes involve an injection around the eye to 'freeze' it as well as ...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 22 Jul 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Local Anesthetic
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Local Anesthetic

Hi Jay, No injections involved - just anaesthetic drops into the eyes. Didn't you have sutures out post graft with local anaesthetic? More recently I had a cataract removed in one of my grafted eyes which is always done under local. I was told that I could have some sedation as well as the local and...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 12 Jul 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: UK Armed Forces (officer); any hope?
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: UK Armed Forces (officer); any hope?

Hi Ross,
It's exactly 2 years since I first raised this with the Armed Forces and still no decision! I last heard 6 months ago that a corneal specialist had been asked to produce a report. I'll try chasing it again and let you know how I get on.
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 09 Jul 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: HELP

Hello and welcome, Most people here find the haze and any double vision goes after a few months, but there have been a few where it's gone on for longer. But I don't think we've had anyone who has had Trans-PRK with CXL. I'm afraid no surgical procedure gives 100% guarantees and the stats are that s...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 08 Jul 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Many thanks for the explanation, Ali, and for putting us right.
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 06 Jul 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Longlasting use of Scleral Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Longlasting use of Scleral Lenses

Hi and welcome, As far as I know, all contact lenses need to be replaced after some time. It probably varies according to the type of lens and the individual wearing them, but 5 years is a good innings for a lens! I'm surprised about the 'unhealthy' comment. Mini sclerals are now widely prescribed i...
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 06 Jul 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Do let us know how you get on.
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 05 Jul 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Complex Lens Voucher & Free Eye Tests

Hi Charlotte, The document that covers this in even more detail is this - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/sites/.../HC11%20%28V7%29%20online%2011.2017.pdf It's not an easy read(!) but on page 19 it defines a complex lens as one that requires a power of more than + or - 10 dioptres in any one meridian. So ...

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