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Date: Sat Dec 3 5:13 PM, 2005
RE: My Keratoconus
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Hi Vikram,
I believe (VKC) is a form of conjuntivitus:

Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is essentially an allergic type of conjunctivitis, which is most common in young males. The condition usually presents with severe ocular itching, mild stringy or mucous discharge, and perhaps, diminished vision in severe cases.

The patient may be noted by the ophthalmologist to have large "bumps" known as papillae on the inside of the upper eyelid. This finding is classic for vernal keratoconjunctivitis. In severe cases, the cornea may even ulcerate (shield ulcer), which may temporarily or permanently reduce vision.

Mild cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis may be treated with topical antihistamines, however, more severe cases will require topical steroids, mast-cell stabilizers (e.g., cromolyn sodium), and antibiotics (if a shield ulcer is present). The condition is virtually always chronic, so treatment must usually be continued for months or years.

I hope this helps,
Hari

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Date: Sat Dec 3 5:14 PM, 2005
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no idea, but i do use patanol eye drops. they are great. expensive but great. well i dunno how much they are in india, but in australia, they aren't listed on the govt's subsidised prescription list, so we must pay full price. fortunately that is only a dollar or five more than the subsidised price for all medicine (depending on which pharmacy it ranges from $29 to $34 or so per bottle, and regular meds price is $28.60. if you have a low income card from govt, you only pay $4 or so for prescriptions, but patanol is still full price).

i find the main problem with patanol is the fact that you must discard after 30 days, and i rarely even use half the bottle. so i try to only buy it when my allergies are having a bad time, as most of it ends up in the trash at the end of a month.

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Date: Sat Dec 3 5:18 PM, 2005
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i posted that last post at same time as hari lol. the middle of the night. haha. anyhow my "no idea" was about vkc.

just curious at the stringy mucousy discharge part. i do get that often in my eyes. only ever noticed it happening since i have been wearing contacts. do many kc'ers get this, or have i maybe been getting an infection or something? any ideas people?

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Date: Sun Dec 4 3:29 AM, 2005
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Hi,


I get that too and like you say only after wearing contacts. Actually I just got a prescription for patanol, day before yesterday. The reason I asked for it was because I think I also have a seasonal allergy.



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Date: Mon Dec 5 9:49 AM, 2005
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this allergy problem  is prevailing in all of us and it seems we are living with it  for quiet sometime ,  we all wear lenses use almost same solutions to clean , use water or saline to rinse  , it can be the agent in solution , can be even the material which can create allergy .


how to stop progression , not in our hands , one day you are happy with good vision , the next day you get shocked you have lost all that you had , the fault goes to the rapid changes in epithelium  



-- Edited by Vikram at 07:03, 2006-03-22

-- Edited by Vikram at 06:33, 2006-03-31

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Date: Fri Dec 30 8:02 AM, 2005
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   from past few days am experiencing my left eye scleral loosing its capacity to create a proper suction , result - loose grip + formation of bubbles + more debris collection .right scleral is really tight  and is very difficult to break suctionfor taking it off, my eye gets bloodshot red on unsuccessful attempts  to take it off and is my weaker eye.


 on these observations i called up my doctor who is 2000 kms away from me in the city of Hyderabad, he  has called me in the second week of january for an evaluation its not that easy to go , am thinking  



( this post added to Thread 'Boston Scleral Lenses')

-- Edited by Vikram at 08:15, 2005-12-30

-- Edited by Vikram at 08:16, 2005-12-30

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Date: Mon Jan 9 9:23 AM, 2006
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Carboxymethylcellulose ( in unit dose preservative free) product name of "CELLUVISC" has suited me , is a bit lipid , creates a good sense of feeling , my scleral does not get badly stuck like it used to earlier

-- Edited by Vikram at 13:04, 2006-01-27

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Date: Mon Jan 9 1:14 PM, 2006
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Hello Vik,


Are you using perservative free saline at all mate? The One's with perserative are thicker and so bubbles are less likeily... however like with most things in kc there ackward disadvantages! unfortunately! ... and that is that the perservative can be irritating to the eyes!


Anyway, just wondering...


All the best



-- Edited by QuintriX at 16:47, 2006-01-09

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