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Both the eyes x-linked...Stanz's story till now.....
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Although was thinking of going for the x-linking in both the eyes on the same day[as posted in the before x-linking section] but then Had my right eye x-linked on friday, 29th feb and the left eye after two days i.e on monday, 3rd march......

I will describe this in a bit detail....

The docs first used a spring like device so that my right eye keeps opened during the treatment.....they used some eye drops so that i dnt feel anything while they remove my epi using some pointed instruments[not pointed at the end].....doc slowly peeled off my epi some 7 to 8 mm by rubbing the instruments on the outer shell[it wasn't painfull] and then put some perakin drops to clean the abrased area.....

Then came the riboflavin application part.The riboflavin drops were from the mediocross,from germany.They put the drops every two mins in the 30 minute riboflavin application time.While they were pouring the drops inside the eye it was a bit itchy and every time they poured the drops my vision would be a mix of brown and yellow for the first 3-4 seconds.

After the ribo application next was the uv-rays exposure.The machine used was the UV-x from IROC.It was kept straight above my eyes, a bit far from my eyes[distance i dnt knw exactly].....The machine was switched on and i was given instructions to look towards the energy source.The machine had 7 light emitting diodes...i was looking at the middle one.Meanwhile the doc was putting the ribo drops every five mins during the uv-exposure also.


After all this they put some more perakin and anti-biotic drops into my eyes and the bandage lenses were placed over my eye ball.And i was off from bed with wheels.I was confident and was not feeling any pain till that time.My doc again took me to the microsope to check whether everything was alright.My doc then said "its gud to see ur confidence but it is goin to pain believe me, but it will be tolerable " ....

After a hour or so the pain started to creep in.I was very un comfortable the first night but the pain subsided fully in about a four days post -op in both the eyes.The haze in the first two days was less but then it increased in the third,fourth and the fifth day while again subsiding after a week.

Its one week post-op in the right eye and they have also removed the bandage lens in the right.In the left there is still some redness and the lenses will be removed tomm..but no pain.

There were some queries...
1. The haze in the left eye post-op was less as compared to the right eye...any reasons for that??

2. After the lens was removed in the right eye my eye has started watering a bit when i wear specs and feels very dry....any complications???

3. what about working on computer and watching tv...i mean can i watch and use my lappy same as before x-linking or should i still wait some more days and dnt strain my eyes for now??

Will continue to put my progress on board...

Regards
sTaNz


-- Edited by STANzboy at 16:13, 2008-03-07

-- Edited by STANzboy at 16:16, 2008-03-07

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Hi Stanz, glad you took it all in your stride !

1. The haze in the left eye post-op was less as compared to the right eye...any reasons for that??

With comparing the haze, it may be due to the position/thinkness of your KC

2. After the lens was removed in the right eye my eye has started watering a bit when i wear specs and feels very dry....any complications???

Ask you Dr if you need to use wetting drops, i read reports here patients was given that if even just to keep them comfortable

3. what about working on computer and watching tv...i mean can i watch and use my lappy same as before x-linking or should i still wait some more days and dnt strain my eyes for now??

You may want to rest, the blink rate goes down when using the computer, its easy to forget that, blinking will help with keeping your eyes from getting dry more

Best wishes on your recovery

Kane


-- Edited by Kane at 20:11, 2008-03-07

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Thanks kane....

Day 4 after the left eye was crosslinked and it feels the haze has increased in the left eye....

Would welcome some more suggestions....

sTaNz



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Its normal for things to get more worse before they get better during the healing Stanzx, don't worry too much about that, take a look at these presentations which has stats.



I hope you well at this time


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Thanks kreading it helped...i had a question for u

Is it normal that the haze in the eyes goes away fully in a week's time?





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It can vary a lot from person to person Stanz, in the presentation it can be seen it can last for a while, mostly its more weeks we are taking about, (in that study above they say everyones haze cleared by three moths though, mostly its sooner, how soon for any case is hard to guess at), where it gradually fades away. Recovery will not be quick, not for any corneal intervention.

Regards and keep strong buddy

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update.....Its 18 days past when the right eye was x-linked...already i feel some changes have started...the vision has gone a bit blurred[not hazy]...but when i tilt my specs to the right my vision gets clearer and crispy....i dnt know what exactly it is...but i think its a change in degrees...there is no substantial change in the left eye  which is 15 days old after the x-linking...

can anybody explain what is this change actually that i am observing in my right eye???

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STANzboy wrote:

can anybody explain what is this change actually that i am observing in my right eye???



I can only give you a superficial explanation.  Might not even be correct.  But:

The shape of your cornea is a function of the pressure on the inside, and their tension and rigidity.  You're changing their rigidity (or stiffness).  You've created a bunch of stresses and such in the cornea, which will cause the cornea to take on a new shape.  The cornea will re-shape slowly and the stresses will change with time (healing and such).  Your vision will be "unstable" for some months (4-6, maybe more?).  The changes in shape result in a change in their focusing properties.  Looking through your glasses at different angles probably just changes the optical properties of that part of the total "optical system", which seems to improve things for you.  You could experiment with things like moving your glasses closer to or farther from your eyes, rotating them (if there's a large astigmatic component to your correction) and things like that.  Just, sort of, random changes and see what you get.


Looking at the presentations, some vision improves in the end; some ends up a little worse.  There were a few interesting cases that got dramatically worse in the short term, but settled down better than they had started out.  But remember, the purpose to the cross-linking is to stop further progression, not really to improve your vision.  There are probably more effective ways to get improvements, once you have some stability.

Best of luck!

-Gary



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