Keratoconus- my story by Leonie

Hello everyone, My name is Leonie, I’m a 23 year old Dutch lady and I have Keratoconus. They found out I have this eye disease when I was about 12. I had been wearing sclerals for almost 3 years, when I was 15 I had to get my first corneal transplant or graft. When I … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Leonie

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Keratoconus – my story by Beth

I was diagnosed with keratoconus when I was approx 21 and I am now 41. I had what was diagnosed as "lazy eye" growing up and my vision in my right eye slowly deteriorated through adolescence until it became really poor, so I went to an optician and was told that I had ‘keratoconus’. I … Continue reading Keratoconus – my story by Beth

Keratoconus- my story- post graft op for cataract by Rae

Hey kc'ers, thanks for reading  this post. This is the latest installment in my keratoconus journey. To recap my graft was in late 2007, I had a rejection episode that was sorted out and I was fitted for a hybrid lens in the grafted eye in 2011. So far so good, but the uncorrected vision … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story- post graft op for cataract by Rae

Keratoconus, graft rejection – my story by Wendy

Rejection I had never expected to be writing this at any point of my long KC journey but I am so here goes. It’s the 2nd April 2013, just short of the 5 month post-op point and up until now everything is going extremely well apart from very minor thing’s like dry-eye. My dry-eye has … Continue reading Keratoconus, graft rejection – my story by Wendy

What is CXL? Collagen cross linking? A guide

Cross-linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops. Collagen crosslinking involves removal of the surface corneal epithelial cell layer, saturation of the cornea with 0.1 % riboflavin for 30 minutes (1 drop is applied every 2 minutes) followed by application of UV light for 30 minutes. The … Continue reading What is CXL? Collagen cross linking? A guide