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by Steven Williams
Thu 30 Jan 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?
Replies: 32
Views: 14295

Re: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?

I don't think that keratoconus is a disability but I do think that it can leave some of us disabled. Andrew I dont think cancer, HIV, MS is a disability but I do think that it can leave those diagnosed with a disability. Despite this the Equality Act defines them as being disabled upon professional...
by Steven Williams
Thu 30 Jan 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?
Replies: 32
Views: 14295

Re: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?

Thanks for the additional clariifcation, Steven. So as I understand it, anyone with an eye condition is only automatically classed as having a disability if they have been registered as visually impaired. As the current criteria for registration measure vision when wearing glasses or contact lenses...
by Steven Williams
Wed 29 Jan 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eyelid drooping
Replies: 11
Views: 5787

Re: Eyelid drooping

Could it be due to the medication prescribed- steroid drops? as informed on this thread by the inspirational Lea:- http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13770&p=69189#p69189 the reason being that all the steriods for the past nearly 4 years have resulted in weakening ...
by Steven Williams
Wed 29 Jan 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?
Replies: 32
Views: 14295

Re: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?

The following responses received from the government's Equality Advisory Support Service for information:- From: eass@custhelp.com Date: 28/01/2014 12:18 Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support centre. Below is a summary of your request and our response. We are continuing...
by Steven Williams
Wed 29 Jan 2014 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?
Replies: 32
Views: 14295

Re: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?

Have any of you actually thoroughly read and considered the full content of the link? My interpretation of the content of the link is that KC is a disability upon its diagnosis as like cancer it is a progressive debilitating disease. This is an issue I would expect our charity to look into and if ne...
by Steven Williams
Tue 28 Jan 2014 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?
Replies: 32
Views: 14295

Equality Act 2010 - is KC a disability?

If you are diagnosed with keratoconus, a progressive, debilitating eye disease, are you protected against discrimination at work under this legislation (i.e is the condition,now like cancer, recognised as a disability as soon as it is diagnosed)?:- http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/ci/fattach/g...
by Steven Williams
Wed 18 Dec 2013 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal graft - precision laser surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: Corneal graft - precision laser surgery

http://www.keratoconus-group.org.uk/expert_contributions/kp/when_to_get_a_transplant.html it is mindful to remember in times of panic and crisis that we dont ever fully know how it is for another unless we voice n have the freedom to do so without fear of being silenced and the paralysing guilt man...
by Steven Williams
Mon 16 Dec 2013 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal graft - precision laser surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 4968

Re: Corneal graft - precision laser surgery

Steven I don't think its suitable for Pam to hear you being so negative towards CXL and grafts. There are many people on this board with success stories therefore its not fair just to highlight the possible complications! I think Pam is quite capable of speaking for herself and her daughter. BTW re...

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