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TOPIC: PRK & Crosslinking in Athens, Greece - Full Story


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Date: Fri Nov 30 3:30 AM, 2007
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I hope your recovery continues to a level where you can say that its over both in the healing and the KC vision you had.  Thanks for the truly wonderful detail as well, it really does help to picture, how brave you have been and I hope you feel you are over the worst part of KC and the inital recovery.

With best wishes

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Date: Fri Nov 30 10:56 AM, 2007
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sounds like fantastic results, I hope everything settles further in the not so distant future. May I ask why the Canadian experience (19/11) wasn't good?
All the best
Alan

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Date: Fri Nov 30 5:53 PM, 2007
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DAY 37 (Nov 29th) of recovery

The blues sky skies cold 8 Celsius.

MORNING - After shower:
Results Inside:

Left Eye:
- Inside able to read all characters on the 20/20 line on the chart
-no ghosting noticable

Right Eye:
- Inside able to read all characters on the 20/20 line on the chart
-not able to read 20/15 characters
-no ghosting noticable

NIGHTTIME
Results Inside:

Left Eye:
-Did not test my vision but it definately reduced a lot over the day (I guess 20/30)
- a lot of Ghosting tot he left-downleft-down

Right Eye:
-Did not test my vision but it definately reduced a lot over the day (I guess 20/20)
-A faint ghost images appears below the text almost directly below but a little to the right causing the image to lose it's sharpness

DAY 38 (Nov 30th) of recovery

The blues sky skies cold 0 Celsius.

MORNING - After shower:
Results Inside:

Left Eye:
-Inside able to read all characters on the 20/20 line no problem (almost 20/15 not quite)
-no ghosting noticable

Right Eye:
-Inside able to read all characters on the 20/20 line no problem (almost 20/15 not quite)
-no ghosting noticable

NIGHTTIME
Results Inside: WILL CHECK TONIGHT
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I see a pattern forming vison quality gets poorer as the day goes on.


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Ccloud, thanks for your diary, very interesting!
Regards,
Y.

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I know it the wrong place to post this question but I need help,

This is my day 45 since I had intacs in both eyes,

The results are good in one my left eye but the right eye got worse. what is troubling me is that even with 20/20 (with the help of contact lenses) I still get facial stress and headaches especially in the evening time.

I see lots of goasting in the night and dark areas.

Any body facing the same problem?

Should I take pain killers?

Appreciate the help

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Welcome jalaad, your discomfort means more than any post in any wrong place, don't worry about that for a second...

I would say that headache pills will be of short term relief and you must consult your surgeon for the longer term. In the night time your pupil gets bigger to let more light in, but at the same time the light picks up more of the irregularities on the corneal surface while the light is going in to your eye. Your Surgeon may refer you for a contact lens re-fitting/refraction in good time and could even advice you to wait for the healing to take place which can easily be months to fully finish and for your corneas to fully settled down. Your surgeon will know whats the best course of action to take (if any for now) from his own experiance with your corneal readings and patient records.

Cloudd (on this thread) with his experiance with another treatment was saying that his headaches went away straight after his treatment (not Intacs but limited Topo PRK + X Linking) which is kind of ironic that in your "speed post" you posted in this topic.

Again Welcome jalaad, let us know about it all, we want to know how your make out, ok buddy... in any case there is more options for you... "if it does not work first time... try... try... try again." (with the least invasive treatment first)



-- Edited by QuintriX at 09:58, 2007-12-03

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Hello Jalaad.

In my opinion, you have found the best forum about corneal information there is.

I want to ask you sth.Have you performed crosslinking?Or you have placed only Intacs?

Because my friend the treatment that stops keratoconus and even flattens in some degree the cornea IS CROSSLINKING.You should have in mind that.

Intacs is an option to correct your symptoms from having kc,not to treat the underlying symptoms.In order to understand why you are seeing the ghosting images especially at night you must make out a Corneal Topography.Then,your doctor must have a machine which measures the corneal irregularity and higher order aberrations.See the number of astigmatism and the shape of the cone and you ll figure it out.

Also,with the placement of Intacs Do you rub your eyes often?

You have the headaches because your visual system tries to adjust to this way of seeing.With the Intacs you tried to flatten and give a better shape to the cornea so the light to enter proper at the eye.But it depends how expand your cone is at the cornea and in what stage your kc is.Second,you must know the Intac if it is placed the place it should be.Its difficult to say.Certainly you must wait for a couple of months but having this headaches is a living nightmare.A little bit strange but find an athletic sport and exercise.This often helps generally the brain.

The more experienced doctor with Intacs is Doctor Boxler Waschler.He is located at United States,California.

To sum up,you must visit your doctor or take a different opinion from an another doctor and try to explain him,i know its difficult,how you are seeing.

The significant and important thing i want to tell you is to PERFORM CROSSLINKING.This is the only long term method to save and maintain your cornea.Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for crosslinking and then my friend perform it right away.You shouldnt delay..

Welcome to the forum my friend and ask anything you want.Only patients who have the same condition can really and deeply understand your psychological and emotional stress.Its for me,Been There-Seen There.

All the best,

P.S Sorry for the long post.






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Date: Tue Dec 18 8:33 AM, 2007
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DAY 45 (Dec 7th) of recovery

MORNING - After shower:
Results Inside:

DRAMATIC DROP IN VISION UPON WAKING UP
Left Eye:
-Inside able to read 20/40 on the chart
-Lots of blurring/ghosting ****tiest day since around the 2nd/3rd week of recovery

Right Eye:
- Inside able to read 20/30 on the chart
- Lots of blurring/ghosting

DAY 53 (Dec 15th) of recovery

Results Inside:

Left Eye:
-Inside able to read 20/30 on the chart
-Lots of blurring/ghosting

Right Eye:
- Inside able to read 20/20 on the chart not good quality
- Lots of blurring/ghosting

DAY 58 (Dec 17th) of recovery

JUST AS IT STARTED GETTING BETTER MY RIGHT EYE DROPPED AGAIN

Results Inside:

MORNING - After shower:
Left Eye:
-Inside able to read 20/30 on the chart
-Lots of blurring/ghosting

Right Eye:
- Inside able to read 20/40 on the chart not good quality
- Lots of blurring/ghosting

Night before bed
Left Eye:
-Inside able to read 20/30 not good quaality
-Lots of blurring/ghosting

Right Eye:
-Inside able to read 20/30 not good quality
-Lots of blurring/ghosting

-- Edited by cloudd at 08:35, 2007-12-18

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