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Date: Wed Sep 24 6:47 PM, 2008
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For about 14 days i have taken full precaution not to get my eyes dirty or watery or any kind of trouble. Irritation was there only for first 2 days but after that its as easy as it was before.

I had put on the protective bandage for one week and since the bandage lens that was put after operation got torn somehow in the eye, so i removed it after 3 days post op.

The noticeable fog was there for only one week and after that it was like i could see it disappearing each day. Currently i am at my 15th day post op and when strolling at night i could see that there is minor (+) change in vision (not leaps and bound by any means, still won't be able to recognize any alphabet without lens or pinhole).

Doctor says once the cornea has settled then she would try out some tests (pachy** something) and see if an ICL can be done. That would be a real boost since no more falling out and other stuff which i am sick of' after 14 years of contact lenses use.

How is your current situation at the moment. I have used 6 eye drops till now.

Can't remember the names right now but i feel they really helped. 2 were genteal drops. 1 was tears naturalle. can't remember the others. if you wanna know let me know and ill tell you the full names. Not sure but maybe they helped remove the fog.




-- Edited by kjdesigns_2000 at 18:49, 2008-09-24

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Date: Sat Sep 27 3:49 PM, 2008
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Hey! glad to hear you are healing well!
About the drops I also had to use lots of those. I started with 4.... Systane (tears, I'm still using these ones) Cyloxadex wich are antibiotics, some for the inflamation wich I don't recall the name of.. and Maxus wich I think are like a super lubricant or something like that hehehe.
I also had to use other antibiotics named Vigamox in one eye, cause I had a minor infection, wich was a downer but it's been taken care of now!
Right now I'm using  Prednefrin Forte in the eye that's worse on the swelling and Fenipred in the other. These two are actuallly pretty much the same, except one is stronger than the other, since one of my eyes it's recovering faster than the other. Ironically the good eye it's the one recovering slower furious

My vision it's slowly going back to what it was before. I haven't really noticed any improvements. Anyway this was not what we were expecting with the cxl, the idea was to make the corneas stronger right?

well thankss everyone! I'm really happy that I found this forum! It's very nice to have people with whom i can share this not so wonderful experiences! :)
Hopefully one day we'll all only login to say how glad we are that kc it's in the past! We have to keep fighting this!!!

love!

c


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Chechin,

Yes just remember It's...


...No Retreat, No Surrender !! ;)


-- Edited by QuintriX at 12:14, 2008-09-28

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Date: Mon Sep 29 7:53 AM, 2008
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Right, i have seen it on many sites that people notice changes in their vision but its so minor that it is almost close to what they were actually seeing. Even i fall in that category. There is some improvement in the vision but not that much that i can get along with my eye without a contact lens. Its more or less the same still. Sometimes i see a lil bit better and sometimes the same as before. Only 3 weeks till now so maybe there is lot more to some in the next 2 months.

The main aim for this procedure as is with everyone is the stoppage of progression. After this there are many other ways, like rings, ICL, etc.


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Date: Thu Oct 9 1:52 AM, 2008
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Hey everyone! Just got from the doctors office and here's my update.
The scans are showing a bit of improvement on the cone! wich is AWESOME!!! Red areas are almoust gone!! There's still a bit, but compared with before the cxl, a lot less!!
My vision it's still not quite the same as before, although my dr is optimistic that it should go back any time soon. Also they told me I could try a pair of soft toric lenses to correct my vision, so I'm happy!! I think overall it's turning ok, even if its taking me a litlle longer than other people :)

well, thanks for your support!!! how's the rest going?

love

c

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Date: Sat Oct 11 5:33 PM, 2008
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Thanks for your update Chechim

For me the noticable haze was gone by three months, and after that the cornea flatterned by six months. It was enough for me to go from hard contacts to glasses on my worst eye and from glasses to no glasses in my better eye.

Did you wear glasses or (soft/hard) contacts before your CXL treatment ?

Best wishes

K



-- Edited by Kane at 17:37, 2008-10-11

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