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Date: Fri Aug 31 10:01 PM, 2007
After cross linking Helens update
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Whoopee!! Had a follow up appointment today and have been told I can now drive again as I have 6/12+1 vision !! There is still some swelling in the central cornea but the k readings are lower in both eyes and the astigmatism is also reduced in both. Got to wait a further 3 months before having Intacs done however and have been told vision will probably continue to fluctuate.

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Date: Sat Sep 1 1:38 AM, 2007
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Excellent news Helen biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin,
Its the regaining of those things we took for granted that have the most impact, It must be great to be back behind the wheel. Please keep us up to date with your progress. All the best.

Hari

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Date: Sat Sep 1 9:07 AM, 2007
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Helen, well done for doing the best for yourself ...and for getting stuck in to the details needed to do that ...and also for reseaching all the avenues as well. Most of all... well done for finding us as we are in support off the same things you have done for yourself. Really am pleased for you.

Glad you found a consultant that we have found to be a real gentleman and a Scholar

Please write away when ever you wish to.

Best wishes


-- Edited by QuintriX at 14:16, 2007-09-01

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Date: Sat Sep 1 1:26 PM, 2007
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Good news Helen!

My vision fluctuated approximately 5 months after the treatment. Then it slowly settled for the next 5 months.

Best regards, Jan


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Date: Thu Sep 6 12:03 AM, 2007
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Hello Helen.You have made the wright choice by perfoming collagen cross linkig.Now you are ripping the results and its great news.I have read that the cornea fully stabilizes at a 6month period after the treatment.By the way,it would made a great difference if you could upload your topographies to see the curvature of the cornea.I have upload mine and is at the share your expressions article [united we stand].i think one image of the topography after x-linking is 1000words....So if you like you can post it.

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Date: Sat Sep 15 5:13 AM, 2007
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Congratualtions Helen! I wish you a speedy recovery as well. And please, please, PLEASE do keep us updated!

As for me, I will be doing my crosslinking very soon (next Friday tentatively) so I will start a new thread for that in this section, to share my feedback with all of you smile.gif

-- Edited by bluesfan at 06:15, 2007-09-15

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Date: Sun Dec 9 11:16 PM, 2007
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Had check up last week. Vision is still 6/12 in both eyes. My topography picture of my worse left eye is now all blue - previously lots of red and orange so looks as though the C3R has helped flatten the cornea. Having Intacs in one eye next week - hope that means I can wear glasses to get bewtter correction.

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Date: Mon Dec 10 1:39 PM, 2007
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Best of luck to you helen, it can be sometimes be a drawn out process when it comes to healing and the cornea and vary in time scales (everyone has a different healing responce), because  the cornea has no blood supply (this infact helps the cornea to be clear just like a window to see out off, it gets its oxygen from the air and ocular tear film etc), unlike say the skin which repairs quickly after surgery because there is a blood supply helping with the healing. Doing just one eye will mean that you will be able to get around easier during the recovery though.

Take Care

-- Edited by Kreading at 13:43, 2007-12-10

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