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by John Thatcher
Fri 15 Jun 2018 11:01 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Meeting 14th July CANCELLED
Replies: 0
Views: 55

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: 77

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: 292

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: 135

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: 1018

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: 1493

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: 3004

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...
by John Thatcher
Sun 08 Oct 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Another Good Meeting 7th October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 575

Another Good Meeting 7th October 2017

There were 19 of us at yesterday's meeting with the venue at Birmingham John Lewis now firmly established and we have decided to make this the regular venue - next year's dates are already booked. We had a really good interactive discussion about KC and raising awareness of it and I have sent a copy...
by John Thatcher
Wed 04 Oct 2017 9:42 am
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Don't Forget This Saturday in Birmingham (7th October)
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Don't Forget This Saturday in Birmingham (7th October)

Quick reminder of our next (and final gathering of the year) at John Lewis Community Hub in Birmingham at 11:00. We will be talking about World KC Day, NKCF (our sister organisation in the USA) and raising awareness of KC so this is a good opportunity for anybody who would like to share anything rel...
by John Thatcher
Tue 26 Sep 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Arc Welding after a corneal graft
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Arc Welding after a corneal graft

That's a great question Bob, always good to have a new challenge but unfortunately I have no idea of how to answer it. Not immediately obvious why there should be a problem in comparison with an ungrafted eye but, as you rightly say, you do not want to take any chances. Have you contacted the hospit...

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