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Date: Wed Mar 18 12:18 PM, 2009
RE: My story after C3R
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Henrik, the epithelium will 'heal' is 5 to 7 days when they take the bandages off. The estimated time for complete epi healing is 2 months. Make sure you are following doctor's instructions on the eye drops. He/She must have given you steroid and antibiotics drops. They are critical for healing and also will help you with the redness.


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Date: Wed Mar 18 2:26 PM, 2009
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Thanks for quick answers, just awake from some more sleep.

Yes i got this nice ointment that really smoothes the eye, no the pain is nearly gone it is "just" heavy itch. They debated whether to use bandage lens or not, they choosed to not since, my KC cone might not like it so i just got some steroid/antibiotic ointment and double bandage. Now i am bandage free and put in stuff myself. I will take this whole week off from the job, no use sitting there like a zombie :)



Br Henrik.F

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Date: Wed Mar 18 4:58 PM, 2009
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Hi Zenke,

After 24 hours post CXL you should be over the worst with pain, its when your blink mostly the pain occurs, you may get a small amount of dull pain sometime in the weeks to come here and there, but its just too little to even for me to mention.

You may get watering eyes here and there too, but again its nothing to worry about.
Really by 3 months you should be well on your way. Firstly in the first week the Epithelium (the skin) should by then close, check for this, do not put water near your eyes or take a bath until the Dr says its ok to.

Be well and well done

KR

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Date: Wed Mar 18 6:12 PM, 2009
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Hi yes the heavy pain is gone now it a little pain sometimes, the thing that worried me was the yellow sticky "goo" in the eye which i had this morning. Last time i had that it was eye infection. Is it normal for the eye to be red/pink for days after CXL? Did you guys have sticky eyes for some days?

Thanks for all help.

Br Henrik




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Date: Wed Mar 18 7:47 PM, 2009
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I think the redness could be due to irritants. Make sure your hands are absolutely clean before you put the ointment. Your eyes are trying to heal and hence fighting against any thing it sees as 'foreign'. If you feel it is an infection then consult the doctor. The morning mucus build up could also be due to build up of tears in your eyes. If the pain is subsiding then it is a good sign.

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Date: Thu Mar 19 7:36 PM, 2009
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Thanks things is going forward like 80h hours after CXL now, no contigous pain, just slight pink eye, but huge haze, seems like it is just wating now. Did you guys also sleep alot? I never used to sleep during the days but today i dozed of some hours :) How long did your doctors prohibit you from usage of RGP lenses? Mine wasnt really sure since i was the first, minimum 2 weeks, 4 weeks would be good, didnt really know :)'

Br Henrik.F

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Date: Fri Mar 20 9:01 AM, 2009
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They really needed to give you strong pain killers for the first night other than paracetamol, yes you do sleep longer as your sleep pattern has been disturbed due to your eyes going through its healing and change with routine. Its 4 weeks before you should get back in to contacts, but it depends on your Dr too that info. as healing can vary from person to person. If you get skicky eyes in the morning it may be an infection, so get it checked out quickly.

Best of luck

Remo

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Date: Fri Mar 20 12:59 PM, 2009
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Henrik, sleeping is good for resting the eyes. I like to sleep so I made sure I got it often.You should take advantage of the time off and spend as much time sleeping/resting as possible.
You should think long term..I would wait on RGP use for as long as possible. I'm not sure if you have the next week off but it would be
ideal to take it off as well.The haze will take its time to dissipate...hang in there.

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