Keratoconus Support Group

Keratoconus is a degenerative non-inflammatory disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal even curve. Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of the vision, with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light all often reported by the patient.

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Hi all, sorry if i've posted in the wrong forum section

Im new to this forum. Im 28 and was officially diagnosed with the disease in both eyes last year (even though i have suspected it for about 7/8 years). (just the people at vision express and specsavers didnt notice it until last year.

A was also turned down by the RAF last year due to this problem.

I have seen many specialists at the NHS and am now dealing with an optician recommended by the NHS. He has trialed about 3 different types of lenses with me but for some reason they either dont fit properly or the if they they do fit, the vision is poor.

I have recently had GPL's of which one eye is ok with them however the right eye isnt. Basically the GPL corrects the Kerocotonus , however is doesnt correct my poor vision. Since then i have been given another soft lense to try , which is rubbish! I am possibly going to mention piggy backing to him, as am guessing this will correct not only the KT but also my normal vision too? correct me if im wrong as im pretty new to all this,

This is affecting my life as I work on computers and constantly get headaches. I can not also drive after dark as the lights blast my head lol.

any feedback would be great,

Dan :D