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Date: Sat May 28 3:45 PM, 2005
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Hi Michael,


Great to hear your good news... This must be having a huge effect on your everyday life. It really is such a pleasant change to hear someone say they went to their eye specialist and actually got some GOOD news!


All the best,


Hari



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Date: Sun May 29 11:06 AM, 2005
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Hey Micheal...so glad that your well on your way with your recuperation...I bet you can not stop staring at things and people...lol

I just wanted to know if you have trouble with halos and glare (in the night) at all?

...and its just wonderful to hear that its all been a big plus for you and that your are winning!...you deserve it mate!



-- Edited by QuintriX at 01:15, 2005-06-01

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Date: Wed Jun 1 12:11 AM, 2005
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Quintrix,


Yes I still have halos and ghosting to some extent due to a rather large amount of astigmatism still present, but I guess I've gotten used to it over the years. I have come a quantum leap from where I was though and so a realistic attitude must be maintained. If a person in my shoes came into this surgery expecting to see perfect with no complications he is going to be sadly mistaken, but I have taken on the position of how much more improved my quality of vision is now versus before and there is no comparison. For a person who has not been visually challenged for 40 years this would be hard to understand and to accept but for me it is quite easy. I am very pleased with my results so far and I haven't even got my glasses yet, I'm sure they will be a big improvement.


This is not a cure but it's been a very positive move for me and in all my years of being afflicted with this disease this has to be one of the most radical changes visually that has occured, save wearing contact lenses. I know now I'll be spared the pain of ever wearing RGP lenses for the rest of my life, that in itself is a huge relief for me.


Michael



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Date: Wed Jun 1 12:19 AM, 2005
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Hari,


This is having a huge impact on my everyday life, for years I lived with the hope of being free from contact lenses and prayed for the day when I would, the day has come. I feel like I've been released from deathrow and now have a new lease on life so much so I went out and bought a sports car. Probally midlife hormones at work here too but my "new" vision definately played a part. My wife and I are planning a trip up the California coast this summer in our Miata to celebrate a little battle won over Keratoconus maybe someday we'll all win the war.


Michael  



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Date: Wed Jun 1 2:23 PM, 2005
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Hi Micheal....Just tell me when you want the keys to the forum...its all yours ok!

I think you just proved that everything has an equal and opposite action...and look at what life looks like now...just beutiful i bet!

This just shows, at the end of the day that choosing something on a personal level with all the current facts at hand is what is finally need at the right time....the impossible 100 year study to be completely sure will not come for no one!!...That is a sad fact!...as our childern will may be benfit, but not us...However our childern can only experiance the benfits of freedom from contacts and transplants by us stepping forward our-selfs...there just is no other way...I think you made a very good decision with the facts at hand!

All the Best!...and happy motoring!



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Date: Wed Jun 1 10:35 PM, 2005
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Hi Michael,


I couldn't be happier with your success... you very much deserve it. I also agree with Sajeev, that it only through affirmative action by people such as yourself that we will finally move on from the formula medicine that many of us are subjected to.


Thats not to say that we should jump at every new treatment that comes to light, but we should be allowed to make a subjective personal decision with ALL the information available. Some say that all this negative talk regarding contact lenses and the graft is a slap in the face to those Kcer's that have decided to travel that route... But I see it as an opening of the floodgates of information. There is no such thing as too much information when it comes to our health and its only through open debate that the good and bad aspects of our respective decisions can be truelly fathomed.


Since my operation I too know the feeling of being let out of jail... for me it was overwhelming to again see the simplist of things. All the best and heres hoping you have a holiday to remember (Bearing in mind you can actually see it this time )


Regards,


Hari



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Date: Thu Jun 30 5:22 AM, 2005
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2 month checkup yesterday and the good news continues, everything is in good working order and I got my glasses. Seeing 20/15 left and 20/20 right with just a slight amount of glare in the 6:00 o clock position. Pressure was 15 in both eyes and very little stem cell loss from last time. I am beside myself with the result and the next visit is two months out with all drops to be discontinued in two days. A true miracle and a triumph over Keratoconus has occured for now!
Michael

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Date: Thu Jun 30 3:48 PM, 2005
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Hey Mike...how does it feel to be on top of the world!!!!!!

And make sure you do all those things that was bothersum to you....and to which seems to be easy now....and keep doing it until it makes you sick ok!lololol

I know they have been doing the implants you have for a long long time, just don't know why they could not released it for kc sooner, may be it never crossed anyones mind that it could!!!

... just seems to make the I/F rings not as appealling to me... it maybe the case of I/F rings being a more round-about way to correct things...

Anyway I bet you like to look at all the finest beauty that you can feast your eyes on!!!lololol

You done what one time was the impossible!!! ...I feel so happy for you mate!!!

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