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Date: Wed Jan 2 12:31 PM, 2008
How many days of haze????
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Hi all,

Been reading on this and other websites about the haze after crosslinking.

Its day 12 for me after having CXL in my right eye (which had vision of 6/9.5) after having it done at LCRS. My left is to be done in a few weeks (which has vision of 6/34). Problem is I still have so much haze/fog in my right eye.

I can tolerate light ok, and the haze did improve day 4 to 8 but since then seems to have just remained as it is now.

I am hoping once both eyes done and results known etc to write a full feature on all KC websites of the experience to help others who may be thinking of having the treatment.

I ask that any of you that have had CXL done can tell me how long the haze/fog lasted for and what if anything can be done to reduce this????? different eye drops/diet/eyes closed or open more etc etc

Thanks for any replies :)

Paul

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Date: Wed Jan 2 4:57 PM, 2008
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Hostage, happy new year to you firstly (who's the kidnapper? :)

Reading the posts and articles the haze should clear by three months, its part and parcle of the healing process, it's very common to experiance this the first few months post CXL.


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Date: Wed Jan 2 7:18 PM, 2008
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Cheers for the reply mate, and happy New Year too. Worries me a few months, was told by the Dr that it would be upto 10 days and back to work in two weeks!!!!!! Hmmmmmmmm how come I read on other ppl's account that they have had their sight tested a few weeks later and found that they have improved, the improvement is not what I want from my eye just the stoppage of it, but if their eyesight is hazy how can they read the letters at all???

PS hostage = nick I coined from the first year when the net was born!

Cheers for the reply mate.

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Date: Wed Jan 2 9:05 PM, 2008
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It varies from person to person the healing, the worst it could be is (for haze/swelling) is three months or there about's (more longer if its Ectasia you have due to Laser surgery, less if its "just" KC), full recovery is six months (this is not with regards to vision getting back to normal but the setteling of the cornea) ...although mostly people can get around fine with-in a matter of weeks to days, when it comes to vision. If it has not then it does not mean anything is wrong with your situation, just that everyone is diferent when it comes to corneal healing as it depends on your bodies responce to it.




-- Edited by Kane at 21:09, 2008-01-02

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Date: Thu Jan 3 1:31 PM, 2008
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Thanks for the reply Kane, mine is just (!) KC and cant wait for the haze to go, seemed to be in the first week some good improvement of the haze, now day 13, it just seems to be so slow I cant really notice a difference every day.

I can manage fine round the house, driving would be another matter!!!

Cheers again mate



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Date: Thu Jan 3 4:20 PM, 2008
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Hi Hostage,

I'm nearly at the six month mark now after having C3R in my right eye. My vision before the treatment was 6/9 more or less in both eyes separately. I have KC for abou 8 years so its quite mild. The haze for me cleared up within a couple of weeks but the vision is only beginning to settle now. I don't think it has improved but I'm sure I've stopped progression at least. Just wondering if you wear contact lenses. I'm thinking about a pair to correct my vision further for work and would be grateful if you could give me some advise on what helps you get better correction.....Take care.

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Hi mok28,

I seem to have only had KC for a year or so, but my left has gone to 6/36 but my right is only at 6/9.5. I have managed fine (ish) with my right eye being dominant so I havent used any contact lens, I have glasses which I use for certain parts of my work.

I want to stay away from contacts due to what I read about them being difficult for ppl with KC and the fact that they can damage the eyes further.

If you have 6/9 in both eyes thats great as that is fine for most things in life and easily for driving.

Its now day 14 for me and still the haze in my right eye with little to no difference now in the last 6 days or so, other eye to be done in 10 days and not looking forward to it if my right eye is still the same as it now.

Mok28, did you use drops after the 10days???????

Cheers

Hostage

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Hello hostage,

Yes I use drops. Sistane or Artelac eye drops were the ones recommended to me. The doctor found that my eye was very dry after the operation, even up to 3 months so insisted I use the drops regularly. I now only have them with me and use them if I think of it!!!!!! But no problems other than that. Don't worry about the haze. That goes away in its own time. My lasted for about 3-4 weeks, gradually getting better in that time. The eye won't really begin to settle until 6 months. I'm just about there now and I find that my vision doesn't fluctuate as much anymore and stays quite stable throughout the day. Its very different for everyone. I'm sure if you read the posts here on the forum, everyones experience seems to be different. My vision in my right, crosslinked eye hasn't got better so is much the same as before the treatment. Its a bonus really if it improves. At least its stopped. I'l be going back to the clinic on the 11th and I'll talk to them about the left eye then, but no panic I reckon. Its 6/9 to 6/6 vision there. What annoys me about it is that night driving can be very hard on the eyes. With glare and starbursts and halos from street lights and on coming car headlamps. I'd really like this to be improved. Contact lenses are a better option these days with new lenses coming on the market. They're aren't anything like the old RGP lenses...newer RGP's are now on the market which, I believe are much more comfortable for the wearer.

I wish you the all the best with the treatment and hold tough....Your vision may not improve but at least it won't be getting worse. Please keep us posted on your treatment.

Kind regards.

MOK28

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