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Date: Mon Jul 25 7:37 PM, 2005
Crosslinking one eye
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Well, guys, hello!


Last Wednesday, 20th of July or 5 days ago, crosslinking was done to my right cornea, in Dresden. What Valeri said is pretty much that. I'd add that I can not imagine doing both eyes without an accompanying and caring person. One eye is fine when you are on your own.


Well first three days the eye was a bit swelled and naturally closed. The conjunctive was red and still is, much lesser, today. I do not use refreshing eyedrops but the vitamin A based ointment, today in degrees far lesser than first days.


I was very tired next day, exausted. The night after the treatment was sleepless. I did not have much appetite which, however, became very good yesterday.


The vision is a bit hazy\foggy so I often look with only left eye. If I correctly understand, this foggyness is due to the deficit of keratocytes that are gone from the corneal volume and then during 4-8 weeks after they come back from the perifery, the limbus: an amasing phenomenon! Let´s hope they do come!


Well, I continue next days.




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Date: Mon Jul 25 8:52 PM, 2005
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Hi Yarsky...

Fantastic news that after your very logical thinking proccess that you can now relax and let time do her work...

A good friend of mine sent me an email today, with the follwing section from a hyme, which I think is very fitting as this is what made them feel X linking was the best thing for them...

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Well basically, it means to try and change the things you can... and from the data made available to you, and from your very high intelligence that you have clearly in abundance, and also having a Doctor that you trust implicitly ... has resulted in putting together the best you can get...

Your story is a great one!...


-- Edited by QuintriX at 20:54, 2005-07-28

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Date: Mon Jul 25 8:59 PM, 2005
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Hi Yarsky,


I wish you all the very best success with your decision (Well done!!) And even more success after those lazy keratocytes come back from their 8 week vacation!!!  Now with the combination of you and Valeri I'm sure our knowledge of this procedure will very much increase... looking forward to reading all about your progress.


Best regards,


Hari



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Date: Tue Jul 26 8:13 AM, 2005
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All the best and speedy recovery !


Don't bother the foggy view as it will clear eventually. Sure, the first couple of days it is better to put the augments dr. Kohlhaas prescribed. These are antibiotics and vitamins for the eye. Only after the first week you may find comfortable using rewetting eye drops... Choose some with new generation of preservatives or some with no preservatives at all. I would recommend Alcon Systane.


Cheers!


Valeri



-- Edited by Valeri at 08:14, 2005-07-26

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Date: Thu Jul 28 8:38 PM, 2005
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Thank you guys!

At this point I regret a bit I did not do it in both eyes...
Well for this one needs, I guess
a) 1 month of vacations
b) a caretaking company
What I know now is that if I do it on the left, the better one, I'll be needing the both of the above as well....


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Date: Sat Jul 30 11:30 PM, 2005
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Hello,

it's been 10 days since the procedure. It is still a bit foggy but I know this will clear away soon.
I'll make next topographies closer to mid-august.
For a while, I'm using mild anti-inflamatory drops, that Dr. Kohlhaas gave me (a mild steroid) and ophtalmologic refreshing drops VisMed light.

My plan is as follows: I'll wait until the cornea will have stabilized, smth like 3 months. Then I'll see what I can do with one contact lense, for the x_linked eye.
I hope it will be better then before. I'll try a pigy_back for it.
Then, when i'll be able to see with this eye alone, I'll go for x_linking the second and the best one, that does the majority of seeing today.
For that I will need to know as precisely as possible, when it will recover after x_linking will be done to it to resume the job: 3 weeks? 4 weeks? This is crucial, for vacations are not a simple story for me....Presumably, I'll be do the looking with the worse eye + a lens

-- Edited by Yarsky at 23:34, 2005-07-30

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Date: Mon Aug 1 1:05 PM, 2005
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Yarski, it is very hard to tell... in fact, you and I are the only people here that have the crosslinking done ... and I can talk only from my experience. I returned to work two weeks after the procedure. But if your stage is more advanced then you may not be able to work withouth correction.


To be on a safe side, count the period where you will have ability to wear lens. And that period is at least three months. Only after that the cornea may be stabilized to wear lens.



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Date: Mon Aug 1 4:04 PM, 2005
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There is also Tim OS 78...


I'll try to arrange a 1 month absence from my work place later this year, I think it'll be ok...



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