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by John Smith
Mon 22 Mar 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Got it in!
Replies: 27
Views: 7339

Hi Andrew, thanks for your comments. Like Anna, I use the little rubber sucker to remove my lens. With me, the suction of the lens to the eye is very strong. I've never managed to succeed with your method unless there was a large bubble under the lens :( . I find that the rubber sucker is best if yo...
by John Smith
Thu 18 Mar 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

If you're going to see a consultant, you will need a referral from her GP.

I don't know of any register of KC specialists. Alas.
by John Smith
Thu 18 Mar 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: My First Scleral
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Hello Anna,

I use Amidose saline to fill the lens itself - or the more viscous (and more expensive)Celluvisc on occasion.

As for drying for storage, I use a clean soft tissue; dabbing rather than wiping to ensure there's no scratching.

Hope this helps.
by John Smith
Thu 18 Mar 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice requested
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Hi Andrew, I tend to agree with Anna, but it is of course worth realising that most opticians in the UK are also opthalmologists ("Opthalmic opticians" is a bit of a giveaway :) ) In my case, I went from a High Street opticians to a consultant at the local hospital. The consultant told me to find a ...
by John Smith
Thu 18 Mar 2004 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stitches and eyesight
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

I think that a lens could be fitted fairly early on, but that sounds unlikely. My understanding is that on each stitch removal, your corneal shape could alter, and so that could make the fitting of contact lenses rather expensive. My guess is that you're best to wait until all the stitches are remov...
by John Smith
Sat 13 Mar 2004 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Take care of that graft
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Hi Rob, I agree totally. Last week, I woke up with my eye being a little cloudy (OK, very cloudy). I remembered RSVP and took myself to eye casualty. After being seen by 2 doctors and then my consultant, I was told that I was undergoing a mild rejection episode. So I'm back on the steroid drops ever...
by John Smith
Fri 12 Mar 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Help and Advice
Topic: Posting to the forums using email
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

Posting to the forums using email

At the moment, you can send an email to reply to a posting, or you can send an email to start a new topic. Please note that the email-to-forum facility will only work if your posting comes from the same email address that you have registered. To start a new topic: Send an email to kcforum@roundel.ne...
by John Smith
Fri 12 Mar 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: AGM reminder
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

AGM reminder

Just a quick reminder to those people who are planning to be at the KC Group's Annual General Meeting. The meeting is tomorrow (Saturday 13 March 2004) at 11am in the board Room at Moorfield's Eye Hospital, Old Street, London. Refreshments will bbe provided. All all are welcome. A new committee will...
by John Smith
Fri 12 Mar 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mini sclerals
Replies: 16
Views: 3959

Hi Sajeev, I'm not sure I completely agree with one of your comments. Many people wear sclerals AFTER they have had a graft (I think that KC patients post-graft are the largest group of scleral lens wearers). Personally, I have a scleral in my left eye, which is (I think) legally blind without the s...
by John Smith
Fri 12 Mar 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Take care of that graft
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Robert,

Sorry to hear about your problem. Looks like you've managed to get to it before a rejection does occur though. Glad to hear that you're still doing well.

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