In October 2018, I was diagnosed with a progressive eye disease called Keratoconus. To put it simply, my cornea isn’t a round shape anymore. Over time, it became cone-shaped and if I didn’t seek treatment, it would’ve gotten worse and my vision would’ve deteriorated further.
Keratoconus won’t leave you completely blind, but your vision will deteriorate to the extent that’ll cause difficulties within your life if you don’t seek treatment.
At the time of this post, I have had a Corneal Cross-Linking procedure, this video by Moorfields Hospital will explain that.
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Ketoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped clear window of the eye (cornea) progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This eventually impairs the ability of the eye to focus properly, potentially causing poor vision.
— Definition from Moorfields Eye Hospital
For more information on the procedure itself, here is a link to a wonderful PDF written by Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Continue reading “My Experience With Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)”
It’s been a while since I last posted about this. I’d had a long wait for my cross-linking procedure, I finally got my date and while I was nervous, I was more eager to just get it done with. Sadly, that was not to be, my appointment was cancelled on the day, hours before I was due to go to the hospital. 😞
Still waiting on a new appointment.
Continue reading “Keratoconus Treatment Update!”
Keratoconus (keh-rah-toe-cone-us) affects your cornea, the clear dome-shaped window at the front of your eye. Your cornea focuses light into your eye to help produce a clear image.
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It’s been a minute since I spoke about my condition here. There wasn’t really all that much to write about. Life with glasses is great visually.
It hasn’t affected my ability to play video games in any inherently obvious way. I’m able to see pretty well considering the type of disease that makes your vision deteriorate without the glasses. The only hassle I have is navigating to the bathroom in the dark during the early hours, but other than that, I’m coping.
I had my appointment with a specialist yesterday. I didn’t get the results I wanted to, but at this stage, I’m just eager to get this dealt with as well as possible and focus on my goals in life.
I will be having a procedure known as crosslinking in about 3 months. To say I’m nervous is the biggest understatement of the decade, but the alternative is far worse.
It might affect what I do writing & gaming wise for a while, but I’ll deal with that if/when that situation arises.
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