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by melissa
Thu 03 Feb 2011 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal transplant in 2 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 5800

Re: Corneal transplant in 2 weeks

Hi Amer, ask lots of questions... that's what we are here for.... also ask your doctors . my transplant was almost 3 years ago and has been very successful. i was also scared and worried, but try to stay calm and try to prepare. i had some significant pain immediately after the surgery and was glad ...
by melissa
Thu 30 Dec 2010 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Failed Cornea Transplant
Replies: 10
Views: 3153

Re: Failed Cornea Transplant

hi Suzani, sorry i didn't catch your message earlier- am away on holiday.... i am also South African and can give you some insight to the processes here (although i am on medical aid and had my graft done privately). -as you know getting a donor cornea is one of the hardest problems here. i was told...
by melissa
Tue 14 Dec 2010 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: i had my eye ,surgery.
Replies: 16
Views: 3516

Re: i had my eye ,surgery.

hi elizabeth,
it will hurt for a bit. and be sensitive to light. rest it and relax. perhaps listen to audiobooks if you can get hold of some- much easier to handle than TV
by melissa
Thu 09 Dec 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lisa just diagnosed
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: Lisa just diagnosed

you are not alone! we have all felt overwhelmed by our KC and for me it was certainly worst when i was just diagnosed... i also used to walk into things and struggled mostly with not seeing steps and with crossing roads (especially at night). my boyfriend at the time was great at subtly taking my el...
by melissa
Tue 07 Dec 2010 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: choose a contac lends
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: choose a contac lends

Hi Emorfa,
I think you will need to buy the RGPs from a qualified and experienced optician as they need to ensure that the lenses fit properly. i wouldn't recommend getting the first pair over the internet.... maybe replacement lenses if neccessary.
Melissa
by melissa
Mon 06 Dec 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difficulty with hard lens
Replies: 14
Views: 10113

Re: Difficulty with hard lens

hi see 595, sorry about your trouble with hard lenses... there is always a breaking in period and they do feel like glass in your eye when you start wearing them.... try to stay calm and keep going. small periods (baby steps). my 'tricks' are: wet the lens.... put a drop of solution in the lens. bal...
by melissa
Mon 06 Dec 2010 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sore Eyes
Replies: 12
Views: 3396

Re: Sore Eyes

hiya, i am not sure what that is but i know my specialist often turns my eyelids inside out to look for 'lumps'. make sure they have a look at your next appointment..
by melissa
Tue 30 Nov 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: second graft with 30 days
Replies: 25
Views: 5396

Re: second graft with 30 days

good luck today Sheila....
by melissa
Thu 18 Nov 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: The day is here
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

Re: The day is here

Good Luck Liz.. I hope it goes well and the result is what you are looking for....
by melissa
Mon 01 Nov 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: links between keratoconous and other conditions?
Replies: 12
Views: 4850

Re: links between keratoconous and other conditions?

i am very flexible and bruise terribly,,,, but i have thick hair... and thin nails.... also not sure how it all links... don't know about my heart... never had a problem

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