Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle

PRESS RELEASE Monday, March 9, 2015 Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle  An award-winning contact lens expert from Northampton has stepped in to help a patient witness the birth of his baby daughter, despite fears he would never be able to see again. Kevin Marshall, aged 30 from … Continue reading Northampton optometrist saves man’s sight with new contact lens after 10 year battle

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What are Intacs for keratoconus?

Intacs Intacs is the trademark name for micro-thin implantable intracorneal ring inserts - a procedure used to improve mild myopia, also studied to determine its usefulness in reducing hyperopia, astigmatism and helping improve vision for those with keratoconus. They are an alternative to laser surgery, and are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription devices made of plastic polymer … Continue reading What are Intacs for keratoconus?

Keratoconus my story by Christian, Malaysia

Hi, my Name is Christian. and I'm new here. I am male, 29 years old and I live in Malaysia. Here is my keratoconus story: As far as I can remember, I started wearing glasses at the age of 14. back then it was only L:0.5D, R:0.25D.(astigmatism) with no far or nearsighted, we all  thought that it … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Christian, Malaysia

Keratoconus my story by Janna from Australia

My journey with Keratoconus by Janna Seysener, Australia I never had a huge problem with vision as a child but Mum says I was CONSTANTLY rubbing my eyes with my knuckles. I had a vision test at about 10 or so just to check for any issues because Mum has astigmatism and associated myopia and … Continue reading Keratoconus my story by Janna from Australia

Keratoconus & Dry eye- symptoms, causes & treatments

Keratoconus and dry eye – symptoms causes and treatments No more tears Dry eye syndrome – which affects nearly five million Britons over the age of 45 and, despite its name, leads to more tears. Dry eye can be at best annoying and at worst, painful and irritating. Dry eye syndrome has several varied underlying … Continue reading Keratoconus & Dry eye- symptoms, causes & treatments

Keratoconus – what is a corneal graft or transplant?

One of the scariest things about having keratoconus (KC) is being told that 'you might need a corneal graft'........WHAT?! This is an operation in which part of your cornea is removed and replaced with a similar piece of cornea from a donor eye. The cornea is like a window over your eye, in a normal … Continue reading Keratoconus – what is a corneal graft or transplant?