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by Anne Klepacz
Mon 15 Oct 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lifespan of a corneal graft?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Lifespan of a corneal graft?

If only we all had a crystal ball and could see into the future! There are studies which give average life spans for grafts (you probably saw my reply to the post about post graft queries on this page) but no one can predict what will happen to an individual graft. Partial (DALK) grafts which most p...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 07 Oct 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Graft queries
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Post Graft queries

Hi Nick, Good to know there was an explanation for your continuing light sensitivity and even better that it's being treated. I hope things continue to improve for you now. Have you had a partial graft (DALK) or a full penetrating graft (PK)? Back in the 80s I had PK grafts as DALKs weren't being do...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 01 Oct 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Emotions and KC?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Emotions and KC?

I'm glad things are settling down for you now. I think when you posted a few months ago about link between stress and vision, I replied saying that had been my experience too. When I was mentally calmer, my eyes seemed to calm down too. So little is understood about the links between mental and phys...
by Anne Klepacz
Mon 01 Oct 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Graft queries
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Post Graft queries

Photosensitivity post graft is pretty common. In fact, Moorfields used to issue transplant patients with very dark glasses on discharge from the hospital, though they don't do that any more. I'm afraid I don't remember how long I was particularly sensitive after my original grafts back in the 80s - ...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 29 Sep 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking advice about odd contact prescription method
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Seeking advice about odd contact prescription method

Just to add that people on certain benefits (including JSA) are entitled to free lenses so it's right that your lens has been provided free. So have you just been prescribed a lens for one eye and not the other? That is more unusual as far as I know. The NHS charge is for one lens per eye. If you're...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 06 Sep 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Occupational Health and KC
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Occupational Health and KC

Hi Jugger, I haven't used occupational health - I'm not sure they existed at the time my vision was at its worst! So I hope you'll get some replies from people who have. Have you downloaded the two leaflets on keratoconus and work from our home page? You'll find them under 'publications'. And we had...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 01 Sep 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stress levels and KC
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Stress levels and KC

Really sorry to hear you've had such an awful experience. And yes, I've certainly noticed over the years that stress levels and tiredness levels have affected my vision. Though I think it was usually temporary.
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 01 Sep 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Organ Donation Week
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Organ Donation Week

Next week is Organ Donation Week, and as part of that Moorfields Eye Hospital will be promoting Eye Donation with a stand in the main entrance corridor. A couple of the committee members who have had corneal grafts (David and myself) will take in turns to be there to talk to anyone with KC, so do co...
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 28 Aug 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tilting my glasses down corrects my keratoconus completely. So possible to correct by changing prescription?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Tilting my glasses down corrects my keratoconus completely. So possible to correct by changing prescription?

I suspect only an optometrist could give you an answer to this. But it's a bit like the experience many of us have had, of pushing the eyelid up and finding all the distortions had gone. Glasses often can't correct KC vision because of the shape and location of the KC cone. But rigid contact lenses,...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 22 Aug 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New older diagnosis
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: New older diagnosis

Just to add that if you'd like our information booklet on keratoconus, do e-mail your postal addresss to anne@keratoconus-group.org.uk and I'll put one in the post to you. As Lia says, contact lenses usually make a big difference. Most of us get our lenses from a hospital eye department where optome...

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