Intacs up North

General forum for the UK Keratoconus and self-help group members.

Click on the forum name, General Discussion Forum, above.

Moderators: Anne Klepacz, John Smith, Sweet

User avatar
helen jones
Regular contributor
Regular contributor
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon 21 May 2007 9:46 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: I'm coping with no aids
Location: manchester

Intacs up North

Postby helen jones » Mon 21 May 2007 9:51 pm

Can't attend meeting in London but interested in finding out more about Intacs as I find it impossible to wear GP lenses. Does anyone know of consultant(s) nearer to Manchester area who do the procedure? Internet search has not found any. Also anyone succeeded in getting it done on NHS?

User avatar
mike scott
Chatterbox
Chatterbox
Posts: 188
Joined: Mon 19 Jun 2006 5:17 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: Graft(s) and good vision
Location: manchester uk
Contact:

Postby mike scott » Mon 21 May 2007 10:57 pm

Hi helen

welcome to the forum.
not conversant with intacs at all but i'm sure you will recieve some excellent advice from other members who have had intacs and their experiences, so your in the right place.

I notice you are from Manchester , so i would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the first KC Group meeting to be held at MCR royal eye hospital.
the links are on the main menu.
we would be very happy to see you there , and for you to meet other people with KC to discuss experiences.
we also have a guest speaker.

yopu are more than welcome to bring a guest /s along too.

once again welcome to the group forum

Mike
onwards and upwards

User avatar
Karl R
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 289
Joined: Sat 05 Nov 2005 9:43 am
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: I have Intacs implanted
Location: Staffordshire

Postby Karl R » Tue 22 May 2007 5:48 am

I don't know of any consultants who do the Intacs procedure in Manchester.

At St Paul's Eye Unit in Liverpool RLUH both Mr Battersby and Mr Kaye, my consultant, have started to do Intacs. When I had my operation in February they were doing it as a trial, so there is the possibility that they will continue with the procedure. It took 13 months wait on the NHS though to get it done as it was a new procedure and at the time funding was not available.

Hopefully the NICE consultation will produce a positive outcome nd make the procedure more readily available on the NHS

User avatar
GarethB
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 4920
Joined: Sat 21 Aug 2004 3:31 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: Graft(s) and contact lenses
Location: Warwickshire

Postby GarethB » Tue 22 May 2007 12:17 pm

At the moment, any NHS hospital that can do intacs has to request funding to do it. At the moment there is a NICE colnsultation inprogress to see if this can be made freely available to us on the NHS.

So at moment best to contact your eye surgeon or attend the Manchester first meet and ask them the question.
Gareth

User avatar
Andrew MacLean
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 7704
Joined: Thu 15 Jan 2004 8:01 pm
Keratoconus: Yes, I have KC
Vision: Other
Location: Scotland

Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 26 May 2007 10:47 am

Helen

Welcome to the forum.

Andrew
Andrew MacLean


Return to “General Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 13 guests