CAN I CLEAN MY LENSES WITH WATER? NO NO and in case you missed it, NO. More than 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses, but many don't follow the instructions on safe use. Wearing contact lenses increases the risk of eye infections. Failing to follow the instructions raises that risk considerably. A recent … Continue reading CONTACT LENSES & WATER – IT’S A BIG NO!
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
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?
November 2010 saw me, having recovered fully from the rejection episode, attempt to get a lens to wear in the grafted eye. Owing to HIGHLY complicated prescription and a huge astigmatism the vision in my grafted left eye was rubbish and still could not be corrected with glasses either. I was a bit fed up … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Rae- pt 5 hybrid lens
This keratoconus is a long haul eh folks? So for me personally the healing process after the corneal graft was slow. This is normal for me – I bruise really easily and any cuts and bruises take ages to heal- so a corneal graft wasn't going to be any different. This did mean however that wearing lens … Continue reading Keratoconus, my story by Rae, part 4, rejection!