CXL tomorrow any advice

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CXL tomorrow any advice

Postby Purpletopaz » Thu 06 Oct 2022 6:09 am

Hi all,

My son 16 has his first CXL Epi off tomorrow at the Centre For Sight, East Griinstead, we are all a bit nervous I have got some wrap around cover all sunglasses and some cooling gel pads. They advised us re the soft contact lens for 5 days when he will go back and have removed

Any one have any advice please . Thank you all

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Re: CXL tomorrow any advice

Postby RedOnion » Thu 06 Oct 2022 8:30 pm

Is it one eye or both? I had epi off and it was one eye at a time.

I had to have someone help me walk out of the hospital as I found it a bit disorienting. Something to keep bright light out of the eye is good, I simply hid under a hood while I was driven home then kept my curtains shut for a couple of days!

It may well feel very sore and I found painkillers did little but it does pass.

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Re: CXL tomorrow any advice

Postby Purpletopaz » Sun 09 Oct 2022 7:57 am

Hi,
Thank you,
He had one eye done , yes he was a bit drugged up and slept on the way home, long drive, we are keeping house in darkness for him and applying drops as advised hes wearing sunglasses , he was sore last night but seems a bit better this morning.

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Re: CXL tomorrow any advice

Postby RedOnion » Sun 09 Oct 2022 10:38 am

Glad to hear the pain level is improving. It does ease up over a few days.

Fingers and toes crossed for a speedy recovery!


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