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by Andrew MacLean
Sun 10 May 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Politics and ophthalmic patients
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Politics and ophthalmic patients

I benefitted from Access to Work when I lost my sight. Along with my employer, they equipped my workspace with all sorts of aids: video reader, talking computer etc. It is sad that people, in the future, will not have this sort of help. There may be people forced into unemployment who, in my time, w...
by Andrew MacLean
Fri 17 Apr 2015 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: FEMTOSECOND DALK
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: FEMTOSECOND DALK

I guess you are asking whether FSDalk is worth £13798 more than two operations on the NHS. Well, it isn't my money so I really cannot answer that question. I think I'd be inclined to ask an NHS ophthalmologist before forming my final judgement.
by Andrew MacLean
Thu 16 Apr 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: I V R FUND
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: I V R FUND

Hello and welcome to the forum. FSDalk is a partial thickness corneal graft, but instead of using conventional cutting instruments the surgeon uses an Intralase femtosecond laser. I'm afraid that I have no experience of this cutting method, but I am sure that there will be somebody along in a moment...
by Andrew MacLean
Thu 26 Mar 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: A question for anyone that's had a graft...
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: A question for anyone that's had a graft...

Prior to my first graft, I was legally blind. I deliberately waited until I had no useful sight to lose before risking a graft. I do not regret that decision, but if I had known then what I know now, I should probably have accepted earlier offers of surgery. All the best. These decisions are never e...
by Andrew MacLean
Mon 23 Mar 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: New member with a question
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: New member with a question

Hello John There was a time in Scotland when GP's made referrals to ophthalmologists, and I think that this route is probably still open. That said, in this jurisdiction, optometrists make faster and more direct referrals to ophthalmology departments in NHS hospitals. I am afraid I do not know wheth...
by Andrew MacLean
Mon 23 Mar 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Charge for Soft Contact Lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Charge for Soft Contact Lenses

I've probably not been paying as much attention as I ought, but I have never heard of anyone being charged separately for the soft lenses used beneath RHP's in a piggy back system.
by Andrew MacLean
Tue 17 Mar 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Surgery or not to have surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Surgery or not to have surgery?

I delayed my corneal grafts until I was legally blind. Once I decided to accept the procedure, I was happy with the outcome and regretted neither the decision to delay nor the decision to go ahead.
by Andrew MacLean
Mon 09 Mar 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keratoconus at work
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Keratoconus at work

Hello Jamieb-flex, welcome to the forum. I am sure that there will be somebody along who can answer your questions, but in the meantime let me wish you well as you grapple with problems and face decisions that will affect your future. Every good wish.
by Andrew MacLean
Tue 03 Mar 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Group Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 7956

Re: KC Group Survey

Still not working on my Safari platform. I tried on Firefox, but no luck there either. I can see the security question and I can calculate the answer but there seems to be no way to enter the answer. Later Edit: It's okay, I have found the 'answer field'. The problem I had was that on the Apple MacI...
by Andrew MacLean
Mon 02 Mar 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Group Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 7956

Re: KC Group Survey

John, I was whiling away some time over lunch between morning and afternoon clinics and thought I'd have a go at the survey. Unfortunately the security question defeated me. The problem was that I couldn't activate the field to enter the answer to the arithmetical question (that's my story and I am ...

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