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by John Thatcher
Wed 16 Jan 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: CORRECTION - First Meeting 9th March
Replies: 0
Views: 11

CORRECTION - First Meeting 9th March

Our first 2019 meeting will be Saturday 9th March with a talk on the services offered by Birmingham Vision, one of the local support charities, but which will also be of interest to those living outside Birmingham. We will meet as usual at The John Lewis Birmingham Community Hub, Grand Central (abov...
by John Thatcher
Wed 16 Jan 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: contact lenses for keratoconus
Replies: 4
Views: 4894

Re: contact lenses for keratoconus

Hi Hanif, sorry for the long delay but I have added you to the West Midlands distribution list, regards, John
by John Thatcher
Wed 16 Jan 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next Meeting 29th March
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Next Meeting 29th March

Our first 2019 meeting will be Saturday 29th March with a talk on the services offered by Birmingham Vision, one of the local support charities, but which will also be of interest to those living outside Birmingham. We will meet as usual at The John Lewis Birmingham Community Hub, Grand Central (abo...
by John Thatcher
Fri 15 Jun 2018 11:01 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Meeting 14th July CANCELLED
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Meeting 14th July CANCELLED

I am sorry for the delay in notification but, due to exceptional circumstances, the meeting planned for 14th July at John Lewis Birmingham has had to be CANCELLED. I hope to be able to email all those on my West Midlands email distribution list some more information next week and to see everyone at ...
by John Thatcher
Tue 08 May 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Reminder for Next Meeting 12th May
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Reminder for Next Meeting 12th May

First West Midlands Keratoconus Group Meeting this year is in Birmingham this coming Saturday at 11:00 on the top floor of John Lewis - no need to book or let me know, just turn up! Hope to see you there, John
by John Thatcher
Sat 14 Apr 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: RNIB FILM -"IT COULD Damage the cause of our group"
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: RNIB FILM -"IT COULD Damage the cause of our group"

I believe it would be useful to consider where RNIB are coming from which, to my mind, is trying to help and raise awareness. The KC Group does not 'own' keratoconus and we cannot stop other people talking about it or trying to help. We probably have the biggest source of practical experience from w...
by John Thatcher
Sat 07 Apr 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next Meeting 12th May
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Next Meeting 12th May

The topic of our next meeting is "Modern Management of Keratoconus" to be given by Mr Sai Kolli (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and will be a good opportunity to hear about some of the latest d...
by John Thatcher
Thu 23 Nov 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: glasses worn over RGP lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: glasses worn over RGP lenses

I've worn glasses over contact lenses for decades Mikey and never had or been told there is a problem. I think at an earlier stage of my KC this was to get a better balance of corrective power between the contact lenses so some power went on one spec lens but I have been through many types of lenses...
by John Thatcher
Sat 04 Nov 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Is there anyone with KC who childdren have not got it.

To add to the positive messages Lola, I believe I was the only one in my family with KC across many aunts, uncles and cousins and none of my 3 children have it (they were closely monitored) or any of the 3 grandchildren (although they are all under 5 years old at present). I can't think of many peop...
by John Thatcher
Sat 04 Nov 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Frequently asked Questions - and Answers
Topic: Driving with Keratoconus
Replies: 3
Views: 3846

Re: Driving with Keratoconus

Thanks Britdazz, I think that is a very useful contribution and your last line sums it up very well. The only thing I would add is that we all have to be aware that things can change and we have to stay aware of this. However, contact lens design and materials continue to improve and it's always wor...

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