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by gsward
Mon 11 Nov 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral probs
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Scleral probs

This is a very common problem. I don't know how long it has been since the third lens was fitted? Ideally, I would give it a couple of months for your eye to adjust and don't wear it for too long too soon. The change you notice when you have been wearing it for a while is because the lens settles ba...
by gsward
Sat 12 Oct 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

When I go overseas on holidays I have to bring 3/4 suckers carrying one in my pocket, one or two in my luggage that goes onto the plane and one that goes into my luggage in the hold. I wouldn't mind finding somewhere that stocks the ones I use online so I can buy a dozen more. Many of us don't use ...
by gsward
Sun 06 Oct 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Scleral wearers - Which saline do you use? - POLL

Scleral lens wearers fill their lens with saline before insertion. Some can use saline with a preservative others need to use a preservative-free product.

Perhaps there is a story to which product you use and maybe it has changed since you have been wearing sclerals?
by gsward
Wed 03 Jul 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Scleral lenses

For you and others who might come back to this post later, when you are referred (usually by your GP on an optician's recommendation) to an NHS hospital you do have a right to choose where you go. In your case you could have gone back to your GP for a new referral elsewhere if necessary. You should ...
by gsward
Tue 11 Jun 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grafts - good experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Grafts - good experiences?

At just over 4 months after the graft we opted to fit a scleral lens. I was told the cornea was regular enough to take an RGP but as I already have a scleral in the other eye that did not seem a sensible option. Comfortably achieved 6/9 and a few letters at 6/6. Steriod drops backed down to twice a ...
by gsward
Fri 26 Apr 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact lens post graft
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Contact lens post graft

I had my graft in January and all has been good since. In June the plan is to try a contact lens fitting. What have been others experiences and which lens types have you tried / preferred? I have negligible astigmatism and my graft is central. A scleral seems the obvious choice as I have used them b...
by gsward
Mon 25 Mar 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Should I get a graft??
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Should I get a graft??

My take on your situation is with good vision in one eye it is mostly an upside to improve things in the other. If you get a good outcome you are then in a good place to cope with any change in your current "good" eye in the future. It also seems that time is on your side to get the full b...
by gsward
Sun 24 Mar 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you have issues using a computer?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Do you have issues using a computer?

Since you are reading this forum you must be and the chances are you will have some challenges using a screen. This is a useful article that explains some of the options that exist on a Windows 10 laptop/desktop that might improve things (and why). You don't need to buy a new one. https://www.thegua...
by gsward
Fri 01 Mar 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Photosensitivity suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Photosensitivity suggestions

Also be aware that quite a lot of medication has the side effect of photosensitivity. You might be taking it for something completely different, so talk to whoever prescribed it, you may need an alternative. There is a list here, but don't rely on this, but it will give you a clue to some of the mor...
by gsward
Thu 28 Feb 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grafts - good experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Grafts - good experiences?

OK, here I go answering my own question! Rather than write a day by day report, here is the long view. I had my graft (PK) on 28th January so I am now four weeks two days on. I had been living with significant scarring and the remnant of hydrops from a year ago. Just 2 days after the operation I cou...

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