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GeorgeThe2nd
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For veteran corneal transplants

Postby GeorgeThe2nd » Sun 02 Apr 2023 11:14 am

Hi
After 5 years from the graft, how often do you get an NHS appointment for a routine check-up?
Before lockdown, I used to be seen by my ophthalmologist 3-4 times a year, now only once a year.

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Re: For veteran corneal transplants

Postby RedOnion » Sun 02 Apr 2023 7:47 pm

I’ve not had a graft but I’m seeing mine once a year still for routine checkups

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Re: For veteran corneal transplants

Postby Anne Klepacz » Mon 03 Apr 2023 8:58 am

For contact lens checks, once a year is normal. For grafts, if all has gone well, there may not be any need for even annual checks. At Moorfields, the contact lens dept would refer back to the medics if they wanted a 'veteran' graft looked at.


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