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by gsward
Wed 24 Nov 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graft number 2
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Graft number 2

Thank you. Now living to the drops schedule on my mobile phone!
by gsward
Sat 20 Nov 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graft number 2
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Graft number 2

I am now ten days post-operation. The original plan was to do a PK graft and cataract at the same time. However, there had been a discussion about my case the day before I arrived on a Wednesday morning. It was explained that in my long term interests to get a better overall result it was really bes...
by gsward
Thu 14 Oct 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: When lenses stop working !!
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: When lenses stop working !!

It sounds like you have got to the end of the road with RGP lenses and a pretty common story of slowly progressing keratoconus. In fact, your experience is not unlike my own. I didn't get far with hybrids either as they are still in contact with the cornea. It also sounds like your cornea specialist...
by gsward
Tue 12 Oct 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best solution for GP Lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Best solution for GP Lenses

Are these small RGP lenses or Sclerals? Oté Clean is a good cleaner, but make sure you rinse it off. Quattro is a good too mainly used with Sclerals but is a multi pupose product (cleans, storage, wetting) but it is not as viscous as some products. You should check with whoever prescribed your lense...
by gsward
Tue 12 Oct 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying glasses online
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Buying glasses online

I would go for a low cost pair then and see how you go.
by gsward
Tue 12 Oct 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying glasses online
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Buying glasses online

It's critical that you get your PD (Pupillary Distance) measured. It is not routinely written on a prescription, you can ask for this from whoever tested you vision or ask them to add it to your prescription. This is important for you as you have an astigmatism and the position of the centre of the ...
by gsward
Fri 08 Oct 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Utterly miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

Re: Utterly miserable

Hi, my view is eye (and ear, plus a few others) pain are among the worse. I think it is because the source of the pain is so close to your brain. Reading this, and trying to be helpful, have you talked to your GP about the overall picture and how it is affecting you? As you have dependents and are c...
by gsward
Fri 01 Oct 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New here and hoping for some help/advice
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: New here and hoping for some help/advice

If you haven't done so already it might be worth you watching the video at the bottom of our homepage Keratoconus: it's past, present and future We also have a number of 'virtual coffee mornings' on Zoom through the year. The next is on Saturday 9th October at 11am . This one is a presentation and w...
by gsward
Fri 01 Oct 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post CXL recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Post CXL recovery

OK, here is my personal experience. I found the change to sclerals quite easy but I know some people find the insertion and removal a challenge early on. With an RGP lens you are trying to fit a regular hard lens in a 'lumpy' cornea. Sclerals are quite different: the lens bridges over the cornea fro...
by gsward
Wed 29 Sep 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cornea reshaping eye drop?
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Cornea reshaping eye drop?

It would be best to contact the original research team in NZ. Apart from that website there seems to be little information, so may not have progressed far.

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