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by Bob Mason
Sun 22 May 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: How long did you wait for an eye?
Replies: 18
Views: 5071

Re: How long did you wait for an eye?

snorkelboy wrote:I had my initial appointment in December 2010 and had my graft in early April this year so a wait of 3/4 months.


Which hospital was that at please - we are trying to build up a picture of waiting times around the UK.

Bob
by Bob Mason
Wed 18 May 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: headaches and KC
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

Re: headaches and KC

Hi Before her latest graft, my wife's astigmatism was almost at right angles to each other. The strain of trying to match these two images up in her brain gave her violent headaches every day and the really bad ones often would turn into migrains. Since the op, because she has no effective vision at...
by Bob Mason
Wed 18 May 2011 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blood donation
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Re: Blood donation

Hi everyone If you have had a transplant (in this case a cornea) it is odds on that you are taking some form of immuno-suppresent drug. Most of you will be taking some thing like Dexamethasone which is a topical steroid. This is the reason your blood can not be used because most patients requiring a...
by Bob Mason
Wed 18 May 2011 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: 10 days post op

Seen by Reg in clinic yesterday. The tear in the graft has nearly healed so a new bandage CL fitted and to continue with Chloramphenicol and Dexamethasone eye drops for another 2/52 until she sees the Consultant on June 1st. So it is steady as you go and be carefull of that eye.

Bob
by Bob Mason
Wed 18 May 2011 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter of thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Letter of thanks

Hi Ian Jackie and I have experience of letters in both directions as we sent letters to the donors of the eyes Jackie received and we got a letter from someone who was helped when my son died and we donated his organs. The address you want is ; NHS Blood and Transplant Service Oak House Reeds Cresen...
by Bob Mason
Sun 15 May 2011 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: 10 days post op

Weekend Report Jackie tells me she still has no effective vision through the new graft (that went when the graft came loose) but the eye is comfortable and she can hardly feel the bandage CL. Bit worried what the Reg will say on Tueasday buy I must remember to get a form from her so my GP can prescr...
by Bob Mason
Fri 13 May 2011 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: 10 days post op

Since the scare Jackie's eye is improving rapidly in appearance. The blood clot has gone and the eye feels more comfortable under the bandage CL. Now we wait for Tuesday to see what the REg has to say.

Bob
by Bob Mason
Wed 11 May 2011 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: 10 days post op

We went to the clinic and was seen by the same Reg we have seen through out. She told us the top of the graft had become detached and put a bandage CL on it. Upped the droppd and told us loss of pressure in the eye acounted for the blurring of the vision. She told us the pressure will build up to no...
by Bob Mason
Tue 10 May 2011 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

10 days post op

My wife Jackie had a corneal graft 10 days ago. Late yesterday she had a searing pain in her eye that lasted for about 20 mins. When I looked in the eye I could see a jelly like substance on the sclera. Jackie told me that up to that point her sight was begining to clear but now it is back to how it...
by Bob Mason
Fri 06 May 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eye Hospitals in the UK
Replies: 18
Views: 7172

Re: Eye Hospitals in the UK

Would you be so kind as to go to the home page of this new site and use the link to send me a message. I am told that some of you have done but the messages haven't been getting through. I need to know that there are messages in the system to be able to find the blockage so if you do send me a messa...

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