Examples of Keratoconic Vision Simulations

I did a bit of searching for good examples of how life looks when you have Keratoconus… Here are the images I found.   Some images weren’t credited… so if you are the creator/artist/photographer and I have used an image you would like removed, please make contact with me.

2 Weeks To Go – Pre-surgery Physical

Had my pre-surgical physical today in Lexington at Baptist Family Medicine Clinic – with my long-time family MD. No surprises. I am healthy and should be good to go. Blood test, a few questions, and I was out of there. Scale was friendly – showing I’d dropped 11 lbs. Blood pressure was completely normal –…

Finally… Some Good Pictures of my Cone

Well, I set out today to take a good quality picture of my cone, and managed to do it (after 20-30 tries) with my iPhone4.    It’s not easy getting the alignment right. Alas… you now see the culprit.  A ugly, lumpy cornea with a bulge at the bottom.   If you zoom these, the cone is…

Keratoconus and Eye Rubbing – Which came First?

The idea that Keratoconus is caused by eye rubbing has been around a while.  I’ve talked with 5-6 corneal surgeons and they’ve had differing opinions on it.   There was consensus that one should be more safe than sorry and advise kids to avoid hard eye rubbing – and to treat the underlying condition.   My daughter’s…

Keratoconus can make the cornea ultra-sensitive

Yesterday, I had a bad “removal” event with my lens. When taking out my semi-sclarel lens, something didn’t go right.  Either I didn’t pre-lube it enough or just had a bad angle.  The removal does something to the nerve endings of the cornea and “whap” – pain!    I can pretty much count on it hurting…

Surgery Countdown – Less than 3 weeks

Well, as the days tick by, I’m becoming more acutely aware of my forthcoming date with Dr. Holland.  I’ve began to plan things a bit for those 2-3 weeks after the surgery when I’m certain not to be at my best. getting a physical. informing clients of my absence. scaling down work schedule for the…

Thoughts on Semi Scleral Lenses

It’s been a year now since I tried wearing a type of Semi Scleral lens… it’s a 14MM lens, so larger than most soft lenses, but not as large as a full-scale scleral.  It’s like a really large RGP in a way.  I was unable to use hybrid lenses such as Synergeyes – as I…

Keratoconus’ Effect On Life #1

As I look down my Facebook events a moment ago, I see the following: Not attending Not attending Not attending Not attending Almost imperceptively, Keratoconus has given me an impulsive “can’t go” reaction to everything that happens after 8PM.   I know my eyes will be hurting and dry by then, and will want to stay…

Keratoconus and sleep

Short 3am diary post from bed. Three nights now the KC has interrupted my sleep. I’m getting low quality sleep and hope that this improves after surgery. Lubricant just doesn’t last long enough and I awake to a dry eye.

How to Reconcile DALK/PK Success Statistics with Anecdotal Internet Stories?

If you review the literature of DALK/PK, you’ll find that they have an incredibly high success rate. But if you go online, such as Facebook or blogs, you see many who have problems.  How can this  be reconciled? Here are some reasons, as I discussed with my Doctor. Most people who have had the procedures…