Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

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Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby craigt » Mon 22 Apr 2019 9:13 pm

I am a bit confused and wondered if anyone had come across this scenario before.

My left eye for years had very mild kerataconus (to the point I barely noticed it even with glasses), but around this time last year the ghosting started to worsen. I would say by now it is almost worsening on a monthly basis.

I had a corneal topography taken last May and one last month. My consultant said they were the same.

The ghosting does all but disappear with a contact lens on but I am struggling to wear one at the minute.

My consultant said this means the ghosting IS a corneal issue. He's not forthcoming on why it's advancing though.

Has anyone had increased ghosting even though the topography hasn't changed? I just wish I knew what was causing it.

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Re: Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby CrippsCorner » Wed 24 Apr 2019 11:46 am

To answer your final question, yes, my ghosting is terrible now - However my topography hasn't changed. For me though, this was due to severe hazing occurring during CXL.

Just count yourself lucky that a contact lens helps for you! With me, there is literally nothing they can do, unless I consider a graft. What lenses are you attempting to wear?

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Re: Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby craigt » Wed 24 Apr 2019 12:02 pm

Standard RGP. And I can only wear for about 4 hours a week so not feeling particularly lucky.

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Re: Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby CrippsCorner » Thu 25 Apr 2019 10:21 am

Have you tried regular astigmatism soft lenses? For some reason my eye unit put me on RGPs first... hated them, but I get 95% as good vision with softs, which is definitely worth it as they're 100% more comfortable! I wear mine up to 10 hours a day without a problem, as long as I use eye drops for lubrication every couple of hours.

Funnily enough the only lenses to reduce ghosting for me was scleral lenses. I found these a good compromise between ghosting/vision/comfort but unfortunately I had other problems with those (blood vessel related)

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Re: Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby craigt » Thu 25 Apr 2019 10:37 am

I'm back at Contact Lens clinic on Monday so will ask. I've found out they provide mini sclerals too so at least there's the choice!

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Re: Ghosting worsening but topography unchanged

Postby CrippsCorner » Fri 26 Apr 2019 10:13 am

Haven't tried those ones yet, good luck!


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