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?
2012 was shaping up to be a hard year.... 'Crying myself blind' In January my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, then started chemotherapy. In February my father-in-law was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. In March he died. So when I started having blurry vision, I joked that I’d cried myself blind. … Continue reading Keratoconus – inspiring art, my story by Kirsten, USA
We get asked this a lot. How do you explain what it is like to have 'keratoconus' once people have realised that there is something wrong with your eyes? And how do you answer questions like 'why don't you just wear glasses?' or "why don't you just have LASIK?' I wish I had a £1 … Continue reading What is it like to have keratoconus?
KERATOCONUS should not stop you living your life and doing whatever you want to do! Here is a list of 50 things that our amazing KeratoconusGB members from all over the world have achieved whilst having keratoconus, wearing lenses, pre and post corneal graft: 1. Horse riding safari in South Africa 2. Canyoning in Scotland … Continue reading KERATOCONUS – LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL
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
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!
Life On The Road? Yes you can. As long as you meet the minimum legal requirements wherever you live, and take some simple precautions that will help you. However latest research says that ‘Millions of motorists are driving blind'. Five million motorists have eyesight so poor that they are a danger on the roads, UK … Continue reading Can I Drive with Keratoconus?
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