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by Anne Klepacz
Thu 17 Jan 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: HES vouchers.
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: HES vouchers.

Just to add a bit more background - where a hospital doesn't have its own contact lens department, then they usually have a contract with a high st optom with KC experience to supply contact lenses for the KC patients who have a clinical need for lenses. Hospital Eye Service (HES) vouchers are issue...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 13 Jan 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cross-linking and Kera ring implants
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Cross-linking and Kera ring implants

Hi Hamish and welcome, I haven't had these, but if you put 'Intacs' into the search on this forum you'll find quite a few posts (Intacs are just another brand of corneal ring implants). From what I've heard from forum users and from the specialists who've talked at our meetings, corneal rings don't ...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 13 Jan 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarring on cornea (pips)
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Scarring on cornea (pips)

This all sounds quite distressing. If your local hospital can't help, one option would be to ask for a referral to one of the big city hospitals for a second opinion.
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 08 Jan 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: WORK/STUDY Tablet/Monitor - Reading/working
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: WORK/STUDY Tablet/Monitor - Reading/working

Many thanks for this. There's such a range of new technology out there now, that it can be hard to know what to choose. And of course people's needs vary. But it's great to hear that it's made life easier for you and maybe others will find it useful too.
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 19 Dec 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: updated information leaflets
Replies: 1
Views: 150

updated information leaflets

We have updated our information leaflets on KC at work and KC and studying, and added a new leaflet on getting the most out of your contact lens appointment (based on the excellent talk we had at the 2018 conference from Head of Optometry Waheeda Illahi). They can all be downloaded from here https:/...
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 18 Dec 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Group conference 2018 videos
Replies: 0
Views: 48

KC Group conference 2018 videos

The videos of our 2018 conference in Birmingham are now on the website. To view them just go to https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/in ... ce-videos/
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 16 Dec 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help me please!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Help me please!!!

Well, see what the NHS say first, though with Xmas as part of your 11 days, the chances aren't good. And I'm not sure whether they'll be able to give you the prescription - all to do with the way NHS lenses are financed. You don't say whereabouts in the country you are, but we have a list of KC frie...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 10 Nov 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: query on increasing perscription
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: query on increasing perscription

Yes, it's always scary to be diagnosed with something that most people have never heard of. I hope your hospital appointment comes through soon. As I said in a previous post, late onset keratoconus usually doesn't progress very far, and with the right contact lenses (usually the rigid gas permeable ...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 08 Nov 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: query on increasing perscription
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: query on increasing perscription

Do you mean that you only found out the problem was keratoconus recently? Have you been referred to a hospital to have it checked out? Keratoconus is usually diagnosed in young people (teens or early twenties) but there are cases when it only appears later. The good news is that what they call 'late...
by Anne Klepacz
Wed 07 Nov 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: query on increasing perscription
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: query on increasing perscription

Hello and welcome to the forum, Can you tell us a bit more? Is your KC corrected with glasses or contact lenses? If the prescription in either has been increasing in the last 2 years, it could certainly be your KC progressing. Do you have it monitored at a hospital eye clinic or do you go to a high ...

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