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gill501
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Postby gill501 » Fri 11 Feb 2011 2:40 pm

Hello all,

I came across the website and forum yesterday on return from a check up visit to the Opticians. I'm a 32 year old woman from West Coast Scotland, and on having being tested in 2008 and being told I have 20/20 vision I was shocked to learn yesterday that I probably have Keratoconus in my right eye. I suppose I knew something wasn't right as the last 4 or 5 months I have had "blurred" vision in the eye but stupidly I thought it would go away or that I just needed glasses, now I am kicking myself that I didn't see someone straight away when it started to occur.
The optician was brilliant and spent nearly an hour yesterday explaining about the condition, the treatment and unfortunately the worst case scenarios too. I am now (through no fault of the optician!) pretty scared about whats to come! Is it just me or do you all beat yourself up about this when first diagnosed, all day and night I have been going through the "what if", "if only I had..." questions thinking that it has been something I have done or caused. As far as I know there are no members of my family that have Keratoconus or any similar eye condition.
It also doesn't help much when I have a fiance who has a huge phobia of anything eye related! lol So i am hoping all of you in the forum can put my mind at ease whilst I await the appointment with the specialist to see what the verdict is. Looking forward to chatting with you all,

Gill :)
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Re: New here!

Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 12 Feb 2011 6:49 pm

Gill

Welcome to the forum. I am also in West Scotland and my keratoconus is well looked after by the clinics at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow.

Don't worry too much. If you have KC then help is at hand!

Every good wish

Andrew
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