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nancyann

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2013, 08:05:36 am »
Hi everyone: I do get a little mucous during the day & it ends up on the outside of the scleral lens, so I remove it w/ a tissue. Still getting the mucous strings. I tried to use systane drops at night instead of lubricant before putting on my eye bubble, but it caused my eye to swell a little & I would find a 'ring' around my eye where the lens was, so I'm back to putting lubricant in before bed. I'm getting a new lens since the doc saw some 'blanching' from tightness.
All in all, I'm in heaven w/ this lens. I now LOVE the wind blowing on my face! Always good thoughts, Nancy
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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2013, 06:41:58 pm »
I have an appointment tomorrow morning. My regular ophthalmologist does not fit scleral lenses, but I got a referral from Valley Contax for an optometrist in a nearby city. I e-mailed him last night and he replied that he treats many patients with similar issues.

Fingers crossed.

Thanks,
Sara
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Fitted for scleral lens 5/9/13

ginsue

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2013, 08:59:00 pm »
Sara let us know how it goes tomarrow.  I have an appointment to see a contact specialist the 29th of this month.  My fingers are crossed for you as well.

Sue
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Jill Marie

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2013, 09:14:33 pm »
Sara,  So very, very glad to hear that you have an appointment tomorrow, as Sue said, please let us know how the appointment goes.  If you have questions please ask, I'm sure Dena, Nancyann or I can help you.

Sue, Also so very, very glad you have an appointment on the 29th, hope the time goes quickly so you can get some relief. 

My Insurance company denied my claim for the lens, my eye doctor appealed, got an automatic rejection, now onto the next step, will let you know how that goes. 

Can't wait tell you two are sporting your new lens!  Take Care, Jill
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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #64 on: April 17, 2013, 09:52:32 pm »
Hi Jill,
I've dealt with this eye for 21 years what a couple of weeks or so.  I like Sara am looking forward to tomorrow, my new SoundBite is in and I will be going to the doctor to get that adjusted.

I know all too well about the insurance thing.  My soundBite had to go before the insurance board and I won.  They already told me that the same thing will happen with the schleral lens.  The specialist in Chicago doesn't take my eye care insurance so I'm hoping it will be covered my my medical insurance.  We'll see.

Take care and let us know about the insurance,  Sue
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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2013, 12:28:44 pm »
Just posted an overview of my appointment at http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18669.0
MVD for hemifacial spasm 6/2/08
left side facial paresis
 12/100 facial function - 7/29/08
 46 - 11/25/08
 53 - 05/12/09
left side SSD approx. 4 weeks
 low-frequency hearing loss; 85% speech recognition 7/28/08
1.8 gram thin profile platinum eyelid weight 8/12/08
Fitted for scleral lens 5/9/13

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2013, 03:32:38 pm »
Sorry Sara that today was a disappointment for you.   :(   If this can be done without the use of the lens then it will be for the best.  And you are right, what is three months? Hoping this is your answer. Keep us posted.

Sue
1991 tumor size- tennis ball (6.7 cm - Wikipedia)
facial paralysis, deaf, balance issues
1997gold weight and facial reconstruction
May 2013 SoundBite
Oct. 2013 Scleral lens

ginsue

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2013, 07:28:20 am »
Well I was fitted for a scleral lens Monday and loved it!  I actually walked away from the appointment 3 hours later with no lens.  I'm going to wait to see if insurance covers anything before I purchase it.  I just can't swing the cost right now since I just purchased  a SoundBite last week and my out of pocket expense was $1300.   Soon thought.

Sue

Any one heard from their insurance yet?
1991 tumor size- tennis ball (6.7 cm - Wikipedia)
facial paralysis, deaf, balance issues
1997gold weight and facial reconstruction
May 2013 SoundBite
Oct. 2013 Scleral lens

Jill Marie

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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2013, 11:00:37 pm »
Hi Sue,

My insurance rejected the first bill and the first appeal, sounds like it's customary.  Gave the doctor the papers for the next appeal a couple of days ago so it will be a bit before I know how it goes.  Will definitely let you know when I know! Jill
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Re: Schleral lens
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2013, 10:22:30 pm »
Hi Jill,

Keep me posted on the insurance. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Sue
1991 tumor size- tennis ball (6.7 cm - Wikipedia)
facial paralysis, deaf, balance issues
1997gold weight and facial reconstruction
May 2013 SoundBite
Oct. 2013 Scleral lens