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by gsward
Wed 03 Jul 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 150

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: 1510

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: 140

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: 401

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: 284

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: 578

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: 1510

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...
by gsward
Sun 21 Oct 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grafts - good experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Grafts - good experiences?

Inevitably members turn to the forum when they have an issue, problem or concern. For those of us that have not have a graft yet, but might need one in the future it would be really helpful to have a range of experiences of those who have gone through the process - particularly when it went well, as...
by gsward
Mon 10 Sep 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mucus and Scelerals
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Mucus and Scelerals

One of the side effects of using sceleral lenses can be a build up of mucus under the lens, often floating in the saline. What strategies have you found for dealing with it? How many times a day do you need to clean and re-insert your lenses? Is one eye worse than the other? What do you clean your l...
by gsward
Sun 04 Mar 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Long term scleral use
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Long term scleral use

How about 20+ years, but I am sure I am not the longest! The blanched ring is not an uncommon problem, I would encourage you to get it checked at your clinic. Often issues don't show up until after a few hours of wearing and can usually be sorted with an adjustment to the fit.

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