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Date: Fri Mar 14 7:35 PM, 2008
RE: Goin for IT@!! Finally........
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Simon,

Thank for updating us, in that you managed to get the symptoms you was experiancing under control now, and now its a side issue to be forgotten about.

20/20 is great vision, and its still early days with the recovery, as crosslinking will take time to make the cornea more regular, so hopefully things will improve even more, you have a good chance of that.

Best of Luck

Kane

-- Edited by Kane at 20:37, 2008-03-14

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Date: Thu Jul 31 11:58 AM, 2008
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Hi Simon123,
How are you doing now...I think it's been almost 6 months?!

vman

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Date: Sat Oct 18 7:50 PM, 2008
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Dear Friends,

It’s been 10 months since my Crosslinking/Intact operation in Mexico. My vision has been fluctuating quite a bit. I am having a hard time adjusting to this disease.

Just to recap, I did have Surface ablation laser in my right eye March 2007, then January 2008 I did Crosslinking with partial epi off and one intact in my right eye.

My vision greatly improved in my right eye. I went from 20/400 to 20/40 after both surgeries.. However, today, 10 months after my second surgery I am back at 20/80 in my right eye I have a theory about my KC that I have proven and I want to share. I lived in Los Angeles for 15 months. I spent most of my post surgery time on the ocean. My vision was perfect. Almost 20/20 in both eyes. I moved to Nashville and now I have been back in my home city of Toronto for 4 months. My vision has not been as good. My eyes are much dryer and I have lost about 4 lines of visual acuity on my right eye. My left eye has always been more stable, that is why I only did cross linking on it. So, I am moving back out to the coast in November. I am absolutely positive that the air condensation helps me see much much more clearly. I will post again when I get out to the coast. But I am positive that the humidity in the air makes a difference. I use to feel my eyes getting watery all the time, but here in the middle of the continent, there is very low humidity and my eyes never feel moist. And I already have dry eye from having surgeries and KC. I think my vision will improve again near the ocean. I bought a digital hygrometer when I was in LA. The air was about 65 to 75 % wet. Here in Toronto it is about 35 to 45max.

Okay, so on to the real issue at hand. THE GHOSTING. OH the GHOSTING.. I hate it, it seems to change every few months and it only bothers me at night. I have tried many contact lenses which were supposed to help but didn’t. I even tried the SYNERGEYES, which actually took 80% of the ghosting away, but were extrememly uncomfortable to wear. I spoke to a fitter that has seen a lot of patients with SYNERGEYES and he said that because the way the Lenses are engineered as certain way, the hard plastic actually touches the cornea, which can make it very uncomfortable. ARGHHH!!! I don’t know if I will have to live with the strange effect of KC for the rest of my life or if there is a product out there that can elimante the night ghosting. Maybe the Piggy back lenses will take the ghosting away. I don’t know anymore. Im disappointed that my night vision is so wacky.

Also, the Intact has it’s night effects as well. Once the pupil dialates I can see the Intact at night, once in a while. Its kind of annoying.

I do have a question. If I were to take the Intact out, would there be permanent scarring? Would the stability and integrity of my cornea be weaker because of the canal made by the intact? Ihave thought about taking it out becaue Im still not sure if it made a huge difference.

Anyway, Iwill be going back to Mexico in the next 4 months to visit Dr. Swanson. I will post my pre and post op charts then.

Wishing all of you great success with your procedures.

Simon,


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Date: Sat Oct 18 11:50 PM, 2008
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I don't know if you have seen this link Simon

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jul/28/eye-opening-technology/

Humidity is a factor, I wonder if altitude matters ? or even where there is clearer sky's ?

Drinking more water to stay hydrated may help or a humidifier ? More plants ? (just thinking out loud here) you make some good points ! you got me thinking !

I have found that Omega 3 suppliments helps with dry eyes, things like flax seed oil is a good source for Omega 3.

Remo

-- Edited by Remo at 00:16, 2008-10-19

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Date: Sun Oct 19 12:50 AM, 2008
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Believe it or not, I eat 5000 mg of Flax a day. Also, I had both my punctum holes plugged. Its still relatively dry. But not as dry as it use to be when I live in Toronto years ago..

Anyone out there with KC who lives on the ocean, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of you, watch how your vision improves when you spend a week near the ocean.

All good points though. I drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water and putting tears in all the time.

Thank you for the link. I just emailed Dr. Tatum to ask him if any of his new design lenses decrease or eliminate ghosting and streaking.





-- Edited by simon123 at 01:05, 2008-10-19

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