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badyellowvette

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 05:10:22 pm »
Thanks Sue, I have that exact feeling taking mine out. I will try the flooding method. With just a few drops it doesn't help at all.
Small orange size AN removed 5-15-1985
Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

badyellowvette

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2014, 08:04:13 pm »
Doctor today said that my lens is fitting a little too tight. There isn't enough tear exchange. She's not sure if one of the three angles of the lens can be changed enough to help the fit. She will call them tomorrow. I believe it is an excel lens.
Flooding the eye with drops before taking it out did help the removal. I layed on my back to keep drops in my eye as long as possible, when they were running all over my face I got up and took the lens out without much trouble. Jim
Small orange size AN removed 5-15-1985
Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

saralynn143

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2014, 09:30:40 am »
Jim, I found an article that I think may be of interest to you: http://www.reviewofcontactlenses.com/content/d/lens_care_insights/i/2781/c/47094/
I have tried the cotton swab cleaning and found it to be very effective. I have not yet perfected the on-eye saline flush, although it was also recommended to me by the president of the company that manufactured my lens. (I will write more about that in a post later.)
MVD for hemifacial spasm 6/2/08
left side facial paresis
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 53 - 05/12/09
left side SSD approx. 4 weeks
 low-frequency hearing loss; 85% speech recognition 7/28/08
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badyellowvette

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2014, 08:06:20 am »
Interesting article saralynn143, might try that. I have not been wearing my lens because of the difficulty getting it out, last time was bad. Waiting to get the new lens on Monday.
Then my old cat 14 died Friday not feeling to excited about anything.

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Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

saralynn143

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2014, 09:06:57 am »
I'm sorry about your cat. It's a tough time when they go. I recommend the book "Cat Heaven" by Cynthia Rylant. It's actually a children's book, but I found it comforting when my last cat died at the age of 17. Our current cat will be 14 next month and is starting to show her age.

I hope that the new lens will solve some of the problems that you were having. My fitting experience was opposite to yours. The first lens was too loose so not only did it move quite a bit, but the fluid also slowly drained over the course of a few hours. The doc was afraid that the second lens might be too tight but I have had a good experience with it.

Be sure to let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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

Jill Marie

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 09:40:57 pm »
Hi Jim,

How's the new lens working for you?  Sure hope this is the one so you can enjoy wearing it and not worry about taking it out at the end of the day.

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, it's always rough when you loose a family member.  Take Care, Jill
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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2014, 07:51:32 am »
New lens isn't working out either. Got it on Wednesday, wore it for 6 hours on Thursday, had trouble getting it out Thursday afternoon and my vision has been blurry in that eye ever since. Called the Doctor Friday and could drive the 2 1/2 hours to see her at that time. I have to see when I can get to her next week now. Maybe this lens just isn't going to work for me. It sure helps my eye working outside in the wind but it still sticks too hard to my eye.  :(

Thanks for your concern about my Cat. I have another one but he's just not the same.
Small orange size AN removed 5-15-1985
Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

saralynn143

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2014, 05:00:06 pm »
Jim, you might ask your doctor about SynergEyes lenses. They are mini sclerals that are gas permeable with a soft outside edge. As I understand it, they are removed by pinching the soft edge rather than trying to break suction. http://www.synergeyes.com/

I don't have personal experience with these lenses but there are threads here about them.
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

Jill Marie

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2014, 07:58:08 pm »
Hi Jim,

I no it's easy for me to say but please don't give up, there's got to be something that will work for you.  My regular eye doctor was reluctant to recommend me to a contact lens specialist because he was sure the lens would stick to my very dry eye.  He told me to not even bother making an appointment unless the specialist read my history and thought she could help.  The long drive doesn't help matters but hopefully it will pay off soon.  It could be the type of lens or the fit.  Perhaps Sara's idea will work.  Please keep trying, would hate to think there's something out there that can help you but you just don't know where/what it is. 

I have two dogs one I like and take care of because we have her, the other I love, so know what you mean about your cat! 

Take Care, Jill
Facial Nerve Neuroma removed 6/15/92 by Dr. Charles Mangham, Seattle Ear Clinic. Deaf/left ear, left eye doesn't water.

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2014, 10:05:51 am »
The ophthalmic surgeon who did my eyelid implant also told me that I would never be able to tolerate a contact lens, but here I am. I have read accounts of patients who had to try up to 20 lenses before they found the correct one. One of these days the hassle of being fitted will be a distant memory that comes to mind every once in a while as you enjoy life to the fullest.

We're all rooting for you.
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: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2014, 05:07:56 pm »
I will ask my Doctor about the Synerg lens but I think they only have the Excel lens. I guess it's expensive to get another company's lens so they only have the one brand. The video of the Synerg lens is interesting, going to try and remove my lens that way next time I put that damn thing in. Jim

My poor Kitty.
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Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

saralynn143

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2014, 08:58:13 pm »
Jim, please do not try that removal technique on your regular scleral lens. It will only work with the soft skirted hybrid lens. I would hate for you to pinch your eye or break your lens.
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

badyellowvette

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2014, 03:46:00 pm »
I looked up my lens, X-cel Atlantis scleral lens and it is Gas Permeable but don't say anything about soft outer edge. It does flex somewhat do they all do that?
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Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

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Re: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2014, 07:28:33 pm »
My lens is fairly rigid. I guess there is a little flex, but I would definitely worry about snapping it if I were to pinch the edge.
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: My initial impressions of my new Sclerals lens.
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2014, 07:53:03 pm »
I have been trying with the lens every day wearing it for only 5-6 hours and it is coming out easier then before. Flooding my eye with saline first. Still gets blurry and my eye still gets irritated and red. See Doctor again on the 30th. Not sure if there is anymore they can do for me. 
Small orange size AN removed 5-15-1985
Tarsarophy done 5-19-1985
Thumbnail size AN removed 4-18-1993
Tarsarophy removed and 1.6g gold weight added 7-22-1993
From 7-26-01 to 2-25-2013 five more surgery's on eyelid with now 3g of gold weight

 


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