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by Anne Klepacz
Tue 04 Jun 2024 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: artificial cornea transplant
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: artificial cornea transplant

Before everyone gets too excited, this is 'the wrong type of transplant' for most people with KC! It's replacing the back layer of the cornea, the endothelium, which is what fails in another corneal condition, Fuchs Dystrophy, or can fail after a conventional graft. https://www.theguardian.com/socie...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 02 May 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: East Grinstead meeting postponed
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Re: East Grinstead meeting postponed

The new date is Saturday 6th July 10.30 to 12.30
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 02 May 2024 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: East Grinstead meeting postponed
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

East Grinstead meeting postponed

I've just been advised that the support meeting on 18th May advertised on our website has been postponed. As soon as we get a new date, we'll post the details.
https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/in ... d-meeting/
Anne
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 07 Apr 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting contact lenses for KC - can you help?
Replies: 0
Views: 2990

Fitting contact lenses for KC - can you help?

Do you live within striking distance of Telford? Could you help teach the next generation of optometrists contact lens fitting skills for KC? Volunteer KC patients are needed for workshops being held at this year's Optometry Today and British Contact Lens Association conference on Sunday 28th April ...
by Anne Klepacz
Fri 22 Mar 2024 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Heated eye mask?
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

Re: Heated eye mask?

Hi Cameron, There's an interesting article about dry eye in the Autumn 2020 newsletter https://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/index.php/newsletters/ Towards the end of that, Sara does mention warm eyelid therapy, though I don't know if she's referring to heated masks or warm flannels which some people...
by Anne Klepacz
Tue 12 Mar 2024 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will i pass KC to my kids?
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

Re: Will i pass KC to my kids?

Hi Amrinder and welcome! You're in the same position as most of us with KC in not having anyone else in the family with it. Genetic studies are showing that there isn't one gene responsible for KC but that it takes several different ones all coming together. And that only around 1 in 10 of people wi...
by Anne Klepacz
Sat 02 Mar 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next London meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Next London meeting

A reminder that the next London meeting is on Saturday 23rd March. This is our AGM and our talk this year is by Noorfields Principal Optometrist Aneel Suri 'What's new in medical contact lenses'. We hope to see lots of you there (but please let us know if you're coming so we have some idea of number...
by Anne Klepacz
Sun 14 Jan 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: CXL one eye or both?
Replies: 12
Views: 9079

Re: CXL one eye or both?

Hello Taffer, I was hoping you'd get a reply from one or two people who had had CXL and used to post on this forum. CXL came too late for me, so I can only speak from talking to lots of KC people and reading lots of people's experiences on this forum in the past. My personal view of one eye or both ...
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 21 Dec 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New eye hospital for Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 6250

New eye hospital for Edinburgh

One of our Scottish members has asked us to publicise the petition that Sight Scotland has organised for a new eye hospital in Edinburgh to replace the existing one, which is crumbling away. https://sightscotland.org.uk/new-eye-hospital
Do sign, particularly if you're in the Edinburgh area.
by Anne Klepacz
Thu 07 Dec 2023 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saline or gel for sclerals?
Replies: 3
Views: 24480

Re: Saline or gel for sclerals?

Just to wish you good healing with the regraft. I've never used sclerals, so can't help with your question but I hope someone here will be able to.

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