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Post Info TOPIC: CXL and INTACS same day..has anyone done??


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Date: Tue Apr 14 4:04 AM, 2015
CXL and INTACS same day..has anyone done??
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Hello all,

I am about to schedule my surgery date for Intacs and CXL to be done on same day... i am currently working as a home health nurse and hoping to take least amount of time off possible.. I live on my own and pay all own bills etc. I have been diagnosed for 2 years and my right eye is progressing and would like to prevent transplant. Has anyone had CXL and Intacs done at same time and have good results? would like to know an estimate of how long i would expect to take off from work..My Surgeon says "you'll be fine within a week." From what I've been reading, that isn't a realistic time frame..Please HELPPP!! any input would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you, 

 

Jordan 



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Date: Tue Apr 14 9:57 PM, 2015
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How good is your good eye Jordan ?

If one eye is getting treated (the worst eye), then you should be able to get by depending on how "good" your your good eye is.



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Date: Tue Apr 14 10:27 PM, 2015
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@wayne, thank you for responding. My good eye has a corrected vision of 20/25-2. Also , how long after intacs/cxl can I resume wearing contacts?

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Date: Wed Apr 15 1:45 AM, 2015
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Infection is what is to be avoided at all costs. Although its rare and very rare.

Since the Epithelium (epi) is a natural barrier, the removal and post operative care is highly important.

If your having epi off (crosslinking) then its around a month but your Ophthalmologist would advice either way depending on your response to healing. Some people heal quicker than others. For epi on (crosslinking), its with in days.



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