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Keratoconus is something of a misnomer, along with many other medical conditions. The name suggests a conical shape, but there are many variants, few of which anything like resemble a cone. For some reason, the cornea becomes thinner than normal and distends, a process referred to as ectasia. As a result, the front surface of the cornea is more curved than normal, and often becomes irregular at the visual axis. So a more appropriate name for keratoconus is primary corneal ectasia, which describes the whole range of ‘keratoconus’ profiles. Some ophthalmology publications use this expression. In fact, it is more complex than thinning and distension, as many with keratoconus have experienced. – Continue reading….
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Piggy-backing is the term used to describe wearing two lenses at once in the same eye. – Continue reading….
The following text was provided by Claire Smith (Sweet on the forum) who is a nurse and has recently completed a teaching session at work, aimed at nurses based on the two most common eye complaints presenting to ‘A & E’, being foreign bodies. – Continue reading….
The following text was provided by one of our forum members (Sweet) who is a nurse and has recently completed a teaching session at work as part of her training, aimed at nurses based on the two most common eye complaints presenting to ‘A & E’, being foreign bodies, and conjunctivitis.
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This article originally appeared at www.clspectrum.com, and is kindly reproduced with permission from the author.
A common complaint of contact lens wearers, especially those with keratoconus, is that they can wear their contact lenses fairly well for several days running and then run up against several days during which they can’t manage even to insert the little beasts. Some patients have termed this situation Good Eye Days/ Bad Eye Days (GED/BED). – Continue reading….
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