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Date: Sat Aug 20 3:01 PM, 2005
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As you know, my right cornea was crosslinked a moth ago. The right eye was the worst. It saw a classical KC-blur or fog, with -12 dp + an astigmatism. It was classified as of being stage 3-4 on Aimstel KC scale. So what I see and do I see and do with the left one, that has -4/-5 depending on a day. It was classified as bieng of srage 3 on Aimstel scale. And it was not crosslinked. Well the majour reason is that I did not have much support and time. I think it was my mistake. I should have insisted on doing both eyes, found some more help and time. Well anyway, as Valeri' experience shows, fitting a lens on the bad eye is worthy only in six months after the procedure. I'm asking myself and, probably Valeri (because his eye configuration was a bit similar to mine:right bad, left good), a question:


imagine you have just one eye that sees; but you would like to do crosslinking to it; what do you need in terms of time and support?


I think, that you need somebody to take care of you as of a child during first 3 days.


Then you will also need somebody around you for next 2 weeks. Then you will be quite autonome but probably will need a theurapeutic lense.


Valeri what do you think? (having in mind, of course, that anyhow there is another eye that sees a blurr and shapes without details, and, that one should not loose precious time: any not treated KC evolves...)


 



-- Edited by Yarsky at 15:18, 2005-08-20

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Date: Mon Aug 22 11:51 AM, 2005
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Hello friend,


It is a tough question you are asking, although very important one. I can understand your concerns. I will be very cautious advising as no two cases are the same. To my experince, as I did both eyes. I needed help only for the first three days. After that I was ok, I could dial the telephone, a week after the procedure I even started driving my car. But I must say that my left eye is far better, it has a diopter or two and very small astigmatism. The right one has 7 diopters, even after the procedure, and pleny of astigmatism. Probably it is safe to state that a  month after the operation vision is, if not better, at least the same as before the operation. The big problem is that, as we found, one cannot use contacts at least 5 months after the operation. The cornea cells just need time to recover. I think we had this italian study and the photos that showed that.


So, friend, if you can escape work, I know you are in th IT businees, you will be fine, you will see enough to be autonome (as you said). But how you are going to cope with the job, that bothers me. Probably the theurapeutic lens are one ace you can use. They can correct diopters, you know... If I were in your shoes (and I am) I would go and do it. Then switch to extra large, get 20'' lcd monitor, work as much as you can and rest in the rest of the day.


Cheers,


Valeri



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Date: Mon Aug 22 2:06 PM, 2005
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Thanks Valeri!


I have no doubts I will do it sooner or later. It's management uncertainties that bother me. The good eye is about 7(8)/10 of vis acuity. If I wait until November...it makes 3 months postop on the right. Well, anyway. One month, 20 working days, I can stay away from job. Help can be found for one week. I'd avoid doing the procedure in February-April. So it looks like I'll do it this year, November/December.Well, still thinking about it.


 



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Date: Tue Jan 10 2:46 AM, 2006
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Wow!  You need 5 months before you can wear a lens after cross-linking?  There is nothing said about this on Dr. Wachler's site!  I cannot see without a hard lens on my eyes, so this would just about rule this out for me.

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Date: Tue Jan 10 10:09 AM, 2006
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In the literature that I received from Dr Boxler-Wachler he says that one can go for contact lens refit the next day after having received c3r. But the point to bear in mind is that his method does not abrate the epithelium, so I suppose this is where the difference is when it comes to contact lens refit after c3r/x-linking 

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Date: Wed Jan 11 8:09 AM, 2006
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I beginn to wear lenses two months after x-linking and i think that could be possible for almost everyone.

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