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    Hi,

    I have dry eyes and corneal neuropathy. The CN is in my right eye, each time i blink it hurts my cornea.
    I think that having a vault over my cornea will let it heal compared to the constant mechanical motion of the lid blinking and irritating the cornea.

    Is it possible to get these lenses on the NHS or do i need to go private?

    In my experience the local NHS eye hospital has been terrible for corneal neuropthy pain, they dont know about it.

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    I would agree with you re NHS being poor at looking after dry eye patients. Sorry don’t know about scleral lenses. Hopefully someone will post an answer soon.

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      Originally posted by orange86 View Post
      Hi,

      I have dry eyes and corneal neuropathy. The CN is in my right eye, each time i blink it hurts my cornea.
      I think that having a vault over my cornea will let it heal compared to the constant mechanical motion of the lid blinking and irritating the cornea.

      Is it possible to get these lenses on the NHS or do i need to go private?

      In my experience the local NHS eye hospital has been terrible for corneal neuropthy pain, they dont know about it.
      Yes to both. Problem for you with the NHS is finding a hospital consultant who takes you and your condition seriously and then will refer you for lenses. I know people who have. The fitting process is also hit and miss on the NHS with a limited number of lenses available.

      Going privately is a good option if you can afford the costs.

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