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  • Hafsah
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    dhakiya...its v.unlikely you'd get past the initial assessment if you had keratoconnus

    there are lots of new developments in the treatment of keratoconnus ....there have been really good results with corneal crosslinking and corneal intacs :up: though i think it depends on how advance your KC is

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  • sis_on_sunnah
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    Originally posted by dhakiyya View Post
    I have an eye condition (keratoconus) that can't be treated with laser surgery because laser surgery weakens the cornea, and the condition that I have the cornea is already too thin. so it would actually make my eye condition worse and there's a risk the cornea could collapse altogether. (it can only be partially corrected by glasses or contact lenses and they have to be hard contact lenses not soft ones!!!)

    and what's more, in the earlier stages, the condition I have is often mistaken for normal short sightedness. I was wearing glasses for a couple of years before my condition was diagnosed, and it was only diagnosed because I complained that the prescription didn't correct my vision fully.

    So make sure the diagnosis is spot on before you have laser surgery!!!!!

    If someone developed a kind of surgery to correct my sight properly, I'd have it :up: especially as glasses and contacts don't correct it well...... it's spending all that money on prescription glasses when they don't work that well and you need a new prescription within a short time. So I'm waiting for technology to advance a little inshaAllah :up:
    insha Allah technology advances soon sis

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  • dhak1yya
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    I have an eye condition (keratoconus) that can't be treated with laser surgery because laser surgery weakens the cornea, and the condition that I have the cornea is already too thin. so it would actually make my eye condition worse and there's a risk the cornea could collapse altogether. (it can only be partially corrected by glasses or contact lenses and they have to be hard contact lenses not soft ones!!!)

    and what's more, in the earlier stages, the condition I have is often mistaken for normal short sightedness. I was wearing glasses for a couple of years before my condition was diagnosed, and it was only diagnosed because I complained that the prescription didn't correct my vision fully.

    So make sure the diagnosis is spot on before you have laser surgery!!!!!

    If someone developed a kind of surgery to correct my sight properly, I'd have it :up: especially as glasses and contacts don't correct it well...... it's spending all that money on prescription glasses when they don't work that well and you need a new prescription within a short time. So I'm waiting for technology to advance a little inshaAllah :up:

    tips on how to tell the difference:

    if you are short sighted or long sighted the blurriness etc only affects either short distance or long distance - with keratoconus the amount of distortion/blurring is the same regardless of distance, although you notice it more looking at long distance things because they look smaller than short distance things (hence it being frequently mistaken for shortsightedness)

    with keratoconus you see halos around things, especially lights, the halos are weird shaped, i.e. not completely round, but they tend to be roundish. you can get all kinds of weird distortions though. the distortion is most noticable the more contrast there is, because of that night vision is affected much more than daytime vision.

    the distortion cannot be corrected fully

    if the above sounds like your eye defect DON'T get laser surgery, go back to your optician and say you think you have keratoconus (say why, i.e. symptoms)
    Last edited by dhak1yya; 18-03-10, 02:39 PM.

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  • sis_on_sunnah
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    hm im 21 i hope thats not too young.... my brother had his done and he's 19 so im hoping im not too young.

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  • PiElle2
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    Originally posted by junaid368 View Post
    i was thinking about it but not yet, because my doc said your sight has to be stable, in u.s i think u have to be either 18 or 21 to get it, because by then (usually) ur vision is stable and won't get any worse
    18 - 21 is young... the eyes would not have stabilised yet... and some people has only 200 degrees and they are considering, i think tha'ts crazy. u got ot be at 500 and above to consider this surgery and please dun do it out of vanity reasons...

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  • PiElle2
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    Originally posted by imported_MMS View Post
    really? how long does it roughly take to come back?
    at least 5 years...

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  • junaid368
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    i was thinking about it but not yet, because my doc said your sight has to be stable, in u.s i think u have to be either 18 or 21 to get it, because by then (usually) ur vision is stable and won't get any worse

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  • Russo
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    I had it done in 1995 when back then the procedure was simple but it took at least 1 week to heal. Technology has moved from there so I am guessing its so much easier with regards to pain; healing time etc.

    I suggest Optimax. They made me wait 5 years before they would l let me have the procedure done because my eyesight at that time was still changing. This shows that they werent just after my money.

    I do not recommend the opticians. Go to a proper specialist.

    (By the way, I did 1 year of research before I took the plunge when laser eye surgery was fairly new).

    This IS major surgery so think hard about it. You only have one pair of eyes!

    I now have 20-20 vision Alhumdhullialh, whereas previously my eyesight was so poor I could hardly see.

    By the Allah's (swt) will, the surgery worked for me.

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  • Hafsah
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    it doesnt always return...or at least to a level which you would need to wear spectacles/contact lenses all the time again...but when you reach 40+ you'll need specs for reading

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  • imported_MMS
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    Originally posted by PiElle2 View Post
    i did my lasik more than 7 years ago... i did it to aviod getting eye infection from contact leans and wearing glasses which was giving me headache... you get perfect vision within a day of surgery and it has been hassle free from contact lens and glasses for many years... you will need to get used to it, even psychologically... but myopia is a medical condition, which can not be rid off completely, so it will return after some years...
    really? how long does it roughly take to come back?

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  • Hafsah
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    crossing the road is risky

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  • Massilia
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    Originally posted by Kubs View Post
    I need a laser eye surgery but I'm too afraid of the consequences :eek3: They say it's risky!
    Me too i am thinking about it and saving also for it. I don't really need it cause i don't have infections with lenses nor headaches with glasses, but it would be nice to get rid of the two latter lol

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  • Jihaan
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    Originally posted by Kubs View Post
    I need a laser eye surgery but I'm too afraid of the consequences :eek3: They say it's risky!
    Awww come here :there: It'll be oright (dory voice) insha'Allah

    May Allah (swt) protect you all and grant you good health. Ameen

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  • Kubs
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    I need a laser eye surgery but I'm too afraid of the consequences :eek3: They say it's risky!

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  • PiElle2
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    the whole surgery only lasts a few minutes, the position they put you in is a bit uncomfortable, and the real pain is after surgery lasts for a day... i was given valium and sleep immediately after surgery... and when i woke up, the pain wasn't so bad, but you do feel that that's sand in your eyes you cant get rid off... lol...

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