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by magictime
Tue 10 Nov 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Scottish Local Group
Topic: Next Scottish group meeting Guide dogs for the Blind
Replies: 14
Views: 16208

Re: Next Scottish group meeting Guide dogs for the Blind

Hi I'd just like to raise a concern about mixed messages on this website that might be confusing and frightening for some KC sufferers, especially those who are newly diagnosed. Someone coming to this website for the first time and starting with the "What is Kerataconus?" info page is told...
by magictime
Thu 10 Sep 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just went on corneal graft waiting list
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Re: Just went on corneal graft waiting list

Thanks again Andrew. I've been in touch with my uni to let them know the score, just so any issues that crop up aren't coming completely out of the blue. Funny that you mention Ryle - he's very much the starting point for the whole approach I'm planning to take. In my opinion the dismissal of his ac...
by magictime
Thu 10 Sep 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just went on corneal graft waiting list
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Re: Just went on corneal graft waiting list

Hi Andrew My research area is philosophy of mind - not sure if the jargon of my particular topic would mean anything to you, but questions to do with what mental states are/what mental state terms mean. I don't know if the world's waiting for an answer, but it's the sort of perennial question that's...
by magictime
Thu 10 Sep 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just went on corneal graft waiting list
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Re: Just went on corneal graft waiting list

Thanks for your comment Andrew, I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the advice about other options. But I do understand that people are only trying to help. As I understand it - and no, I haven't had my corneal thickness measured to see if intacs might be an option, tried every type of c...
by magictime
Wed 09 Sep 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just went on corneal graft waiting list
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Re: Just went on corneal graft waiting list

Thanks both of you. Gareth - I don't think, in reality, I'm rushing into a graft (though it feels a bit like that because I'm going straight from glasses). The fact is, that eye's been going downhill for around 15 years now and is in a pretty poor state. The doctor I saw seemed pretty clear that a g...
by magictime
Wed 09 Sep 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just went on corneal graft waiting list
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Just went on corneal graft waiting list

Hi all I posted here a few months back because my optician had detected an increase in astigmatism in my good eye (the one hitherto pretty much unaffected by KC), and suggested I go back to the hospital in case it was a sign of KC progressing. Anyway, I've just been and it turns out KC has indeed st...
by magictime
Wed 17 Jun 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Worried after eye test - should I be?
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: Worried after eye test - should I be?

Thanks for that Andrew. I just have visions of myself squinting red-eyed at my computer screen through those damned RGP lenses... good to know there are options. I know 'don't panic' is the best advice. I think my problem is that I did all this worrying years ago and had managed to push it all to th...
by magictime
Wed 17 Jun 2009 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Worried after eye test - should I be?
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Worried after eye test - should I be?

Hi I'm 34 and have had KC for around 15 years, but it's only ever really affected one eye. (It's there *mildly* in my right eye, but only severe in my left.) Last time I saw an eye specialist - a few years back - my KC didn't seem to be getting any worse, and the suggestion seemed to be that it had ...

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