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by gsward
Wed 22 Apr 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Moorfields video consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Moorfields video consultation

That's good to hear. Thanks.
by gsward
Wed 15 Apr 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye conditions and A&E access
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Moorfields is not exclusively London based and this is a video consultation too. You could also check what arrangements your eye hospital has for A&E during the current lockdown.
by gsward
Tue 14 Apr 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye conditions and A&E access
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Eye conditions and A&E access

If you have an eye condition, and you are not sure if you need to be seen by a doctor, or you do not wish to travel, Moorfields are now set up for video consultations.

You can read more here and request a session:

https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/emergency-care
by gsward
Fri 20 Mar 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and hosp appts
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Coronavirus and hosp appts

My sutures have been in over a year now and at the last review it was decided to leave them alone as they are not causing any problem and I currently have no astigmatism. Clearly it is going to vary case by case and the surgeon's view. Anne's approach is right, if sutures are causing pain or other m...
by gsward
Mon 16 Mar 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about Sclerals
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Questions about Sclerals

Your first question is an interesting one. When I wore regular RGP lenses I did find that immediately after taking them out I probably could not see as well compared to when I first put them in. I've been of scleral user many years and don't have the same problem. Sclerals are much more about fit th...
by gsward
Wed 04 Mar 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dry eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: Dry eyes

Apparently it used to be thought that dry eyes were simply caused by a lack of tear flow. Now we know that your tears actually have several components that need to be in balance. If the oily component is missing (which comes from the glands that typically get blocked with blepharitis) your tears eva...
by gsward
Wed 04 Mar 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sudocrem on contact lens?
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Sudocrem on contact lens?

The manufacturers of Sudocream do tell us what's in it https://www.sudocrem.co.uk/healthcare-professionals/what-is-sudocrem/ . It's mostly lanolin (wool fat) and zinc oxide (the white part). The product is designed primarily for treating nappy rash, I'm told with good results, but definitely not goo...
by gsward
Wed 04 Mar 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Scleral Lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: New Scleral Lenses

Increasing 2 hours a week is a reasonable step. If after a few weeks you are still getting a mark on the sclera (white) of your eye you definitely need to go back to have the fit reviewed/adjusted. Try and get an appointment when you have had the lenses in for a few hours too.
by gsward
Wed 04 Mar 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inserting sclerals
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Inserting sclerals

I would echo all of the above, it's can be a frustrating experience at times but it's been by far the best lens I've ever had. Even after ~15 years of inserting sclerals I've had occasions where I've found myself in that cycle of struggling the more stressed and annoyed I got. I agree, that's what ...
by gsward
Wed 04 Mar 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inserting sclerals
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Inserting sclerals

Hi, It's really hard trying to give advice on a forum about how best to insert sclerals. I'll try. It is something that gets better in time. Do you get one large bubble or a series of small ones? It is possible that the fit of the lens is different and one lens has a larger gap between the lens and ...

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