Here is our new keratoconus cartoon! we have already introduced the Keratocat, a cat who has keratoconus and is on a mission to raise awareness about keratoconus.
I'll start at the very beginning.. Last year approximately this time last year I noticed a drastic change in my vision in my left eye.. I had always worn glasses but very weak prescription.. No distance needed just for astigmatism! Booked an appointment at my local Specsavers.
She referred me to Local eye hospital.. The appointment didn't come through until July and with no real concerns I continued on.. The increasing headaches being my only real symptom.. Always been quite light sensitive.
We are happy to introduce to you, the KERATOCAT.
Keratocat is a cat with keratoconus who is on a mission to spread awareness about KC and our daily struggles.
Stay tuned for more Keratocat cartoons!
My name is Dillale, I was diagnosed with keratoconus when I was 19. from a young age I had double vision. It was fascinating at that time, little did I know there was a problem underneath, every year when I visited my optometrist they noticed my eyesight was gradually decreasing, up to the point where I wore very thick lenses and there was no size left for me.
I'm still breathing. Chances are so are you. Before anything I'm a realist. I can tell you when my diagnosis was but truth is it doesn't really matter. Keratoconus is here to stay. My left eye is practically useless. My right eye as of January 2017 has decent vision with symptoms present.
As a child, I started having vision problems when I was five. (1959) I was diagnosed as "Extremely Far Sighted" in both eyes and wore glasses for 3 years. At 8 years old my eyes were fine. Mom continued to have my eyes examined every year with no problems.
At 15, (1968) I flunked a vision test at school so they sent me to an optometrist who could not refract my right eye. I was sent to an Ophthalmologist who immediately diagnosed me with Keratoconus and started me wearing an RGP lens. The left eye got jealous and two years later, (1970) was diagnosed with keratoconus and got an RGP lens for it.
I'm Emily, wife and mother of two gorgeous boys. I got diagnosed with keratoconus in one eye about 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest. But after giving birth and suffering from post natal depression, I did not attend the follow up appointment.
With my eyesight getting worse and worse, I made another appointment a couple of years ago and got checked out again, deep down hoping and praying it was a mistaken diagnosis before. Sadly the doctor told me I did “still” have it but this time in both of my eyes, which I admit did break me down a little.
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