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Post Info TOPIC: My Keratoconus Experience from Diagnosis to Intacs and Cross Linking


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Date: Thu Dec 7 6:47 PM, 2017
RE: My Keratoconus Experience from Diagnosis to Intacs and Cross Linking
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Hey guys.  It has been a long time since I last posted here so I figured I would give everyone an update.  I actually had to go back and read my first post as it has been so long since I had my work done on my eyes.  To recap, in 2011-12 when I was in medical school I had intacs placed in my left eye, a week later I had my right eye cross linked and 6 months later my left eye cross linked.

 

Fast forward to present day and I think my vision has finally settled into where it will stay for the forseeable future.  When I last checked my left eye was 20/60 and my right 20/25; huge improvement considering my left eye before everything was 20/200.  I tried the contact lens in my left eye but couldn't tolerate it.  I just could not get comfortable putting a contact in and taking it out.  I think thats a skill best learned as a kid.  Oh well.  

 

At this point, I am working as a radiologist, so obviously my vision is incredibly important.  With that said, I have absolutely no issues whatsoever with work.  If I close my right eye, I can tell my left is worse, but if I dont actively think about it, I never notice.  I no longer have any issues with light sensitivity.  I do always wear sunglasses, as we all should.

 

I am very sorry to hear that some of you did not have a positive experience like myself.  All I can say is that I personally am very happy with my results and if I could go back in time, I would still do the same.  I hope this update helps, and I wish you all the best of luck with your vision moving forward!



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Date: Fri Dec 8 3:52 AM, 2017
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I am waiting on my specialist to receive a new laser then I will be going in for the Keraring, I am very excited! I had the cross-linking done in its early stages and unfortunetly it was unsuccessful and my cornea is too thin to repeat the surgery so I am thinking Keraring is my only hope! I would do anything to avoid more transplants...



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Chloe Davies
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Date: Sun Feb 11 2:25 AM, 2018
Healing process post-intact
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Hi Guys,

 

I am so glad some of you have had good luck with the Intacs. I had CXL with Epithelium off back in July but it didn't stop the progression in my right eye. I had Intacs in the same eye two days ago along with C3R which is supposed to the better type of cross linking because it has a one day recover period (unlike epith-Off which takes 6 months). However, I don't feel that my vision is better at all despite the topography improvements. I m wondering if it's too early to notice the difference 2 days post-op. My understanding that patients who had intact feel the difference almost immediately. 



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Date: Tue Feb 13 6:09 PM, 2018
RE: My Keratoconus Experience from Diagnosis to Intacs and Cross Linking
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There will be a some swelling and things will need time to settle down. It takes weeks than days. Good Luck with a speedy recovery.



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Date: Tue Feb 20 10:18 AM, 2018
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I have heard a lot about  keratoconus. I have a vision problem and always searches about different surgeries. I don't know more about keratoconus surgery. Thanks for share your personal experience with us. I am glad to hear you got sucessful operation. but of my friend suggest me to go for Lasik eye surgery i know the difference between these surgies and see many blogs and active threads where peoples share their experience.  But I did not understand one thing till date if keratoconus is best then why many peoples choose Lasik eye surgery. And if I have to select one which one is best Lasik or keratoconus.



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Date: Tue Feb 20 2:58 PM, 2018
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Jatin,

Keratoconus (KC) is an eye disease that causes the cornea to become deformed. KC makes it very difficult to get good vision. Most KC patients wear special contact lenses to improve their vision but often don't get perfect vision. If you have KC, then you should not have LASIK surgery. Some people find out they have KC when they are screened before LASIK surgery. 

LASIK surgery removes a small amount of your cornea. This can weaken your cornea and cause visual problems similar to KC. Search for information on post-LASIK ectasia. LASIK is not without risks. Think very carefully before having surgery on your corneas. 



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Date: Sat Apr 21 3:42 PM, 2018
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Hi guys, I've had intacs inserted on my left eye 2 days ago and my vision seems worst. I currently have double vision pulling to the lift side and a bit of distortion. My left eye was 30/60 before surgery and 20/30 afterwards in clinical test, however it seems far worth to me. Any one had the same issue? Thanks, As

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Date: Sun Jul 22 5:36 AM, 2018
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Hi guys, following up of my April 18th intacs insertion in my left eye. I'm now correctable with eye glasses to 20/20. Which is great. However I'm suffering at night as I have triple vision/distortion around lights that's stopping me from driving due to the intensity of the distortion. Anyone had a similar experience? Any solution for that? Many thanks. AS

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