Find other people who have the same eye condition as yourself, offer support and advice for living with sight loss.
It's now no longer possible to add submissions to Action Connect forums or to create new forums. This is all part of the process of creating an exciting new community called RNIB Connect. We'd like to thank all the Connectors that made these boards so vibrant. We hope to hear more from you in RNIB Connect.
my daughter who is 2yrs old has alot of eye issues
My 2 year old daughter has bin wearing transition lensed glasses for a year now and non transition glasses 6 months befor that. She has Nystagmus, stigmatism, photophobia, longsighted, also the white matter in her brain wasnt fully developed and she her brain takes longer to recive the messages sent from the eyes and she has dwayns syndrome or somthing with a really long name that I can not spell or pronounce! Has anyone else suffered with these? I've already bin told my daughter is a rare case and not many other children or adults have these conditions combined ,...Go to discussion "my daughter who is 2yrs old has alot of eye issues"
Important ans exciting news - New Connect site will launch soon
We are excited to announce that a new online community area for RNIB Connect will launch on 26 September, 2016. This new online area will bring everyone together in one place to share ideas and experiences, ask questions, promote local activities and connect with one another. As we move closer to launching we need to inform you of the following changes: • As of the 21st September the site will no longer accept new registrations • As of 26th September you will no longer allow you to post or interact with any of the pages. • Around 26th or 27th September the new discussion boards,...Go to discussion "Important ans exciting news - New Connect site will launch soon"
Anyone else out there? Corneal graft due to herpes zoster and ongoing sight issues.
Hi All I'm Ellen. I have had vision problems for most of my life due to shingles at the age of three which has led to various eye operations and ongoing issues with my sight including two corneal grafts. After a routine appointment with my consultant I have also been diagnosed with a cataract to one eye. I know there are others out in the world with similar issues as damage to the cornea/vision is possible with shingles. Just wondering if there is anyone else out there with a similar history? Would be great to hear from you as I do...Go to discussion "Anyone else out there? Corneal graft due to herpes zoster and ongoing sight issues."
Hi, I am really worried about the condition of my eyes. I think the power of my eyes is decreasing every day. I have to change glasses every single year. My left eye has a power of +7, and my right one has a power of +7.5. I am scared that I will go completely blind if I continue in this condition. I am planning to consult an optician in The Eye Clinic at Edmonton. What might be the cause of this much decrease in my eyesight? Will I go completely blind? Can an operation put an end to this...Go to discussion "Eyesight problem"
Hi, I have had Nystagmus all my life (about to be 30 years) and am coming into contact with more and more people who either have it or have unfortunately acquired it. I would love to hear from people who have the condition or know someone who has. I am also here to offer any practical advice, support or signposting to people from my personal experience. Please remember I'm not a doctor :-)Go to discussion "Nystagmus"
Anyone with my condition?
Hello im Naz. I got diagnosed with Retinas Pigmentosa at the age of around 10. A professor told me that i'd go blind around the age of 25 when i was 11, which was a false statement. The hospital apologised to me 4 months after.. This really shook me and since then i've been in denial about my condition and refuse for peoples help as i've been stubborn about it. I'm a musician thats struggled with day to day life, i've denied all help until now because i understood that people have worse conditions than me. Maybe it's time to...Go to discussion "Anyone with my condition?"
Finding someone with the same condition as me
Hi I have been diagnosed with North Carolina macular dystrophy type 3 and apparently it is rare, I would like to find someone with the same condition to share experiences with thankyou for readingGo to discussion "Finding someone with the same condition as me"
Cataracts - help us
Have you had problems getting cataract treatment? Or have you recently had cataract surgery and it’s made a real difference to your life? If so, please email RNIB via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7391 2123 This is in line with the fact that the NHS is under pressure to make spending cuts and there is evidence to suggest that they are looking at who and when someone should be offered cataract removal surgery so we would like to hear about your experiences. thanks Natalie Many thanks NatalieGo to discussion "Cataracts - help us "
Urgent call for people with Uveitis
Hi, we are urgently looking for people who have Uveitis to talk to us about your experiences of the condition. The reason is being is that RNIB are trying to make 2 additional Uveitis treatments available on the NHS and the voices of people with this condition are vital to bringing this to life. If you have Uveitis and want to help please get in touch with Jessica Hall in Policy & Campaigns via email: Jessica.email@example.com or call 0207 391 2124. thanksGo to discussion "Urgent call for people with Uveitis"
Anyone else who has had the same condition as me ?
I tarted with blephiritis in my left eye got all clear in my right and it started in my left then perforated my cornea and got long term cornea scaring and has lead to sight loss this has now left me partially sighted and with GSCEs coming up next year a little bit worriedGo to discussion "Anyone else who has had the same condition as me ?"