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by gsward
Sun 21 Oct 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grafts - good experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 1733

Grafts - good experiences?

Inevitably members turn to the forum when they have an issue, problem or concern. For those of us that have not have a graft yet, but might need one in the future it would be really helpful to have a range of experiences of those who have gone through the process - particularly when it went well, as...
by gsward
Mon 10 Sep 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mucus and Scelerals
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Mucus and Scelerals

One of the side effects of using sceleral lenses can be a build up of mucus under the lens, often floating in the saline. What strategies have you found for dealing with it? How many times a day do you need to clean and re-insert your lenses? Is one eye worse than the other? What do you clean your l...
by gsward
Sun 04 Mar 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Long term scleral use
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Re: Long term scleral use

How about 20+ years, but I am sure I am not the longest! The blanched ring is not an uncommon problem, I would encourage you to get it checked at your clinic. Often issues don't show up until after a few hours of wearing and can usually be sorted with an adjustment to the fit.
by gsward
Fri 02 Mar 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Long term scleral use
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Re: Long term scleral use

Hi, first you do need to be realistic about building up wearing time. If you are consistently getting an uncomfortable feeling after you have been wearing them for a while I would recommend seeing your practitioner again when you have had them in for a similar amount of wearing time. I think most of...
by gsward
Thu 01 Mar 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Moorfields membership elections and the AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Moorfields membership elections and the AGM

As one of your fellow Keratoconus Group members, you will hopefully be interested to hear that I am standing as a Patient Governor in the current Membership Council elections. If you are a member at Moorfields you should shortly be receiving by email or post your voting paperwork. Whilst clearly I w...
by gsward
Fri 23 Feb 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of RGP Lenses on the NHS?
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Cost of RGP Lenses on the NHS?

If we don't have one already, a list of hospitals with contact lens departments would be a useful addition to the site/group. Many hospitals have good eye departments and can be very helpful in an urgent situation but not all will have a full contact lens team. Here is the "starter": Londo...
by gsward
Sat 28 Oct 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vision with scleral lens
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Vision with scleral lens

I think you should go back to see your practitioner. I would be concerned if it was taking me 40 mins to insert. There are several things that could be wrong: fit, prescription. technique. Are you wearing specs over the top?
by gsward
Sat 28 Oct 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scleral Lens
Replies: 22
Views: 4268

Re: Scleral Lens

To answer your questions. 1. There is a minimal layer of saline between the lens and your eye, you probably just don't notice it when you remove them. 2. Many wearers do find that taking them out for a refresh improves vision and comfort. From time to time the saline can become cloudy. I would alway...
by gsward
Wed 26 Oct 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fitting Scleral lenses - useful guide
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Fitting Scleral lenses - useful guide

This document A Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting is clearly intended for practitioners. However, as a patient, I found it most informative and helps understand some of the considerations and factors to be weighed when we are being fitted.
by gsward
Fri 21 Oct 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaky bottles - Oté Clean
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Leaky bottles - Oté Clean

The good news is I have solved my own problem.

Oté have told me that they are aware of the problem and the bottles are being changed.

Hooray!

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