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by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 3rd transplant rejection episode
Replies: 39
Views: 10433

Re: 3rd transplant rejection episode

Do hope you are now out of pain Sheila and that the inflammation hasn't returned, wishing you all the best and every encouragement in getting through this and hope you feel able to post an update sometime, good luck! John
by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Methods to help with the dry eyes (blepharitis) and pain from KC.
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: Methods to help with the dry eyes (blepharitis) and pain from KC.

venting helps though, so don't worry about it! KC itself is not painful, as Anne said, (though the impacts on life are at least a pain in the backside) but I guess a lot of us have had eyelid issues at some time. I still bathe my eyelids most mornings just with a flannel and hot water as it seems to...
by John Thatcher
Mon 21 Mar 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral lenses or hybrids?
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Scleral lenses or hybrids?

hi jonny, I've been wearing lenses over 45 years but never worn full sclerals though I know those who do seem very happy with them. I have a 'mini-scleral' RGP lens on one eye which is about 18mm in diameter and vaults the cornea; it rests on the white of the eye just outside the main bulge of the c...
by John Thatcher
Mon 15 Feb 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Corneal graft. Daniel Calladine. Spire Hospital Worcester
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

Re: Corneal graft. Daniel Calladine. Spire Hospital Worcester

That's really good to hear, Kamran, so pleased the forum helped you and now you can help others. Very best wishes to you for speedy progress, John
by John Thatcher
Sat 06 Feb 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lifestyle after corneal graft
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Lifestyle after corneal graft

To follow up Clarissa, I've got a 35 year old graft that's survived a great deal of travelling, jiving, jogging, places with temperatures from -40C to +55C and also a one minute free-fall parachute drop from 15,000 feet, so you do not need to feel that you will be inhibited - you will need to wait t...
by John Thatcher
Mon 25 Jan 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Next West Midlands Meeting on April 16th

Advance notice of next meeting and the first one in 2016 - it will be on Saturday 16th April at 11:00 in the outpatients department of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital off Dudley Road). This will be an open session for sharing information and experiences, meeting oth...
by John Thatcher
Sun 17 Jan 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: West Midlands Local Group
Topic: Next meeting for the West Midlands
Replies: 18
Views: 19123

Re: Next meeting for the West Midlands

Advance notice of next meeting and the first one in 2016 - it will be on Saturday 16th April at 11:00 in the outpatients department of the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (behind the City Hospital off Dudley Road). This will be an open session for sharing information and experiences, meeting oth...
by John Thatcher
Fri 04 Dec 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coming Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Coming Soon

Hang in there Kamran! Hope the infection clears soon and you get the chance of a cancellation so keep taking the vitamin C and let us all know when you do get a date. Good luck.
John
by John Thatcher
Fri 04 Dec 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: I have keratoconus
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: I have keratoconus

It may help a little for you to know that there are a lot of us out here who DO know what you are going through and can empathise with you Imben. You are certainly having a bad time but one other possible source of help, further to those Anne has given you, might be Blind Children UK. Don't be put o...
by John Thatcher
Tue 01 Dec 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coming Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Coming Soon

Yes, we're all rooting for you Kaman, better to delay and be fully fit if there is any doubt, do keep us all posted and good luck!
John Thatcher

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