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by John Thatcher
Sun 12 Jun 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July

Certainly Adam, the City Hospital postcode is B18 7QH and the Eye Centre is behind the main buildings with car access via Western Road which runs off Dudley Road (A457). There will be signs for the meeting when you go in but it is in the outpatients coffee bar area (which isn't open on a Saturday). ...
by John Thatcher
Wed 25 May 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC

Glad to hear you are being proactive and getting some help Ash, also that you recognise the effect of stress. I know it's easy to say 'keep calm' when you don't feel that way but do try to avoid letting the tension get to you, even simple stuff like some deep slow breathing and trying to empty your ...
by John Thatcher
Wed 25 May 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Ideal industry to go into for career with KC

Hi Ash, Office work would seem an obvious choice but a lot of industry, especially electronics, has to manufacture, assemble and test in very clean conditions and that usually comes with good lighting. However, you need to be careful as some electronics needs ultra clean/sterile conditions that come...
by John Thatcher
Mon 23 May 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 19050

Next meeting for the West Midlands 9th July 2016

This is to confirm that the next West Midlands Meeting will be held at the usual place at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital on Dudley Road) starting at 11am on Saturday 9th July. It will be a support session aimed at helping anyone recently diagnosed with keratoconus ...
by John Thatcher
Mon 23 May 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Next West Midlands Meeting 9th July

This is to confirm that the next West Midlands Meeting will be held at the usual place at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital on Dudley Road) starting at 11am on Saturday 9th July. It will be a support session aimed at helping anyone recently diagnosed with keratoconus ...
by John Thatcher
Sun 17 Apr 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to the meeting (27 in all) and especially to Kamran for sharing his recent graft experience, particularly relevant as 2 of the participants are expecting to have grafts fairly soon. It was really good to hear everyone sharing information and helping to ans...
by John Thatcher
Sun 17 Apr 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 19050

Re: Next meeting for the West Midlands

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to the meeting (27 in all) and especially to Kamran for sharing his recent graft experience, particularly relevant as 2 of the participants are expecting to have grafts fairly soon. It was really good to hear everyone sharing information and helping to ans...
by John Thatcher
Tue 05 Apr 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Intacs?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Thoughts on Intacs?

Thanks Adam, very interesting comments and sorry to hear about the torn cornea which must have been an horrific experience. Can you clarify if you are using sclerals on both eyes or just on the one without intacs and is your right eye vision needing any correction at all? Good luck, John
by John Thatcher
Thu 31 Mar 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Intacs?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Thoughts on Intacs?

This is a request for anyone with recent experience of intacs to comment on a question I have been asked about their use. Most of the FAQ section is fairly old on this topic so any recent input will be appreciated. Someone who is struggling with wearing time of RGPs is desperate to find a way forwar...
by John Thatcher
Wed 30 Mar 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10th Anniversary!
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: 10th Anniversary!

Congratulations to all celebrating anniversaries! Here's to many more and if you need a bit of optimism, my graft is now in its 36th year.
John

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