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Date: Mon Jan 11 3:31 AM, 2016
Newly Diagnosed - Undergoing PRK & CXL on 1/14/16
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Hello,

I am a newly diagnosed KC patient. I was diagnosed at 24 years old in October of 2015. My eye doctor noticed that my astigmatism in my left eye had jumped dramatically from my last eye exam in August of 2014. He examined my eyes and noticed a small bit of corneal hazing. At this point, I had been wearing soft toric lenses for 9 years. My vision is 20/20 with them in and until now have notice no changes in vision. Left eye is 20/100, right eye is 20/200. I suggested that maybe my eyes were dry and causing misreadings (happened in 2014). I was told to wear my glasses for a week and come back. 

I returned a week later and my exam results improved slightly, the astigmatism value was still high compared to the previous year. I was referred to a corneal specialist.

At the corneal specialist 2 weeks later, I had my eyes mapped and the Dr. confirmed that I have the disease.  Thinnest corneal section left eye is 449um, right eye is 466um. Left eye elevation is peak +16um, right eye elevation is peak +10um. The corneal specialist does not perform this surgery, however he is familiar with the post-op care. I have taken his recommendation for a surgeon. It is my hope that catching this disease within 12 months of it's effects will minimize it's effects long term.

On 1/14/16 I will be having Topo-guided PRK & CXL in the left eye, and simply CXL in the right eye. In my recovery time, I will document my experiences.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

Wish me luck!

 



-- Edited by Randomhero438 on Monday 11th of January 2016 03:33:46 AM

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Date: Mon Jan 11 5:47 AM, 2016
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Randomhero438,

I am glad that you did not waste anytime to look for and get the right advice! Best wishes to you!



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Date: Mon Jan 11 3:41 PM, 2016
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With reading some experiences on here, there seems to be a correlation between disease progression and recovery rate (and pain). Has anyone else noticed this trend? I hope to have a speedy recovery as I am a very active person.

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Date: Thu Jan 14 1:32 PM, 2016
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Good luck for your operation! ive had the CXL in my left eye nearly a year ago. the cornea thickness was 380um. Little bit of haze which has cleared now, the KC has halted and the cone steepness has actually decreased. I know this can be individual but after the operation i had a lot of pain so make sure you get enough pain killers just incase this happens to you. I think you'll be fine tho. I look forward to hearing how it went!

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Dane Walker
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Date: Tue Mar 22 3:32 PM, 2016
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How did it go?



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