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New Lens In!!!! Binocular Vision! The World is in 3D Now!

24 Apr

Everthing was in 3-d today!

A very big day on this long journey.  Today, I inserted the mini-scleral lenses in my grafted eye at Dr. Koffler’s office…and, for the first time in 15+ years, I had clear vision in my left eye.  My brain and eye muscles are not sure what to do with the new information so the crispness came and went, but here are my unfiltered first impressions:

  • Wow.  I can read the doctor’s diploma across the room.
  • The world is sparkly!
  • Everything’s in 3D!
  • Look at the birds!
  • Look at the clouds!!!
  • I don’t want to take this out!

I was only at a 3-hour wear limit today, so pulled them out mid-morning.  I’m looking forward to inserting them again tomorrow.

The removal was touch and go because I’m out of practice, and the eye is just slighly “dry-sore” tonight.  Nothing bad at all.  Totally expected.

I got a ‘care package’ with new plungers and other solutions, etc from the office.

NEXT UP!!!

Postscript:  Day 2, 3 of lens were tricky.  Eye was a bit sore from lens and insertion / removal was difficult.  I’m clearly out of practice on this.  Still feel a lot of anxiety about damaging my graft with lens effort.

 
9 Comments

Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Recovery, Surgery-Story, Vision Improvements

 

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9 responses to “New Lens In!!!! Binocular Vision! The World is in 3D Now!

  1. Anne Dahlin

    April 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    That is cool, Scott! I g 1sto for my cornea transplant on May 1st an! d hopefully a re do of my left cornea transplant in a year from now. Your blog has inspired me! Happy for you Scott

     
    • Scott

      April 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Coming up soon! I remember the week before. But let me tell you what I’m looking at right now. I’ve got my mini-scleral lens on my grafted eye looking out at a nest of baby Robins. The mother is feeding the babies (which pop out to snatch it from her mouth.) I see every feather. The colors are perfect. And everything has depth now. I just want to go walking in the woods to see the ferns and insects…and look at the stars in the country. All because I went through with the surgery – and because someone donated a cornea. If I’d let myself, I’d have put it off – struggling with the cone under the radically shaped scleral lens I had with only 20/100 vision and a regular burning sensation every time a gentle puff of wind hit the eye. I’m glad I did it. The last year has flown by. I hope for you to have these kinds of results!

       
  2. mike smith

    May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Scott,

    Hi just to say thanks for the blog im 3 weeks since my first surgery in my left eye, its great to see someone has “done it” so to speak and that its been so succesful, again thank you for taking the time and effort to assist those like myself !!

    Mike
    UK

     
    • Scott

      May 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      So very glad to have helped Mike. I’ll be continuing the journey on this blog so would welcome you back.

       
  3. mustafa

    August 24, 2012 at 3:41 am

    can you do lasik surgery for your eye in stead of contact lenses after graft ?

     
    • Scott

      August 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Yes, it can be done. But it should be only on the advice of your Doctor and probably performed by a LASIK surgeon your Doctor recommends (or she/he themselves.) Talk to your doctor about this!! Some LASIK places are SLEAZY!

       
  4. mustafa

    August 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    ok .. actually i had keratoconus and i done dalk surgery for both eyes one week apart the first operation (right eye) was good i saw clear after 6 daysand i thought it need aglasses to see nprmally but ..the second operation (left eye) was before 2 week and my vision still very blurred, even 14 days past , the pain and reddness disappear but the vision still not good .. like my vision before the surgery i can not use aphone if i close the right eye. is this normal ? i sent a massege to my doctor in indian and he didnot answer me iam from iraq by the way. iam afraid that the operation was not done well and i have to wear contact lenses again it was very uncomfortable before the surgery. .i hope LASIK surgery will help me ..thank you for your help

     
  5. Wolfgang

    May 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I have keratoconus on both eyes, it affects my vision since my fourteens but only last year i was diagnosed. So after years of glasses changes every 6 months i finally found a doctor who identified the problem (the others just said that I had high astigmatism) and started using rigid contact lenses on December, 27. There’s no way you can express what you feel when you finally see, man SEVEN YEARS with blurry vision even using glasses, I just forgot how sharp world is.
    Of course the whole discovery process scares a lot, but knowing what the problem is is far more better.
    Great blog, it helped to psychologically prepare for what may happen in a near future =]

     
    • Scott

      May 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

      I hope things go well and that you settle on a good doctor soon. We’re fortunate to live in the age of very modern medicine, and high tech materials for correction lenses. Good luck with your vision…. there are many options becoming available. Don’t hesitate to take your own knowledge to ask hard questions, and if you are not comfortable with the doctor, find another.

       

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