Allergies and DALK Transplant – 2014 Season

Well, I’m following in my Dad’s footsteps and my ragweed allergy has increase a lot since last year. Luckily this year it has been mostly nasal, coughing, throat irritation and not as much on the eyes. Still, I’ve played it safe and wore glasses through the worst of it. I’m using pollen.com’s app to monitor…

Kindle Paperwhite for Limited Vision Persons

I’ve received several notes asking how things are going. All is well! Eye and vision are fine, but I’m having to use readers more often for small text. I recently got a Kindle paperwhite…and I’d highly recommend that for Keratoconus patients! You can zoom up on most content and the contrast is amazing. The battery…

My DALK graft checkup – Corrected to 20/15 and Next Appt in 1-year

I just visited Dr. Holland again for a checkup.  I had a topography taken and the staff found that I was correctable to 20/15… yes… 15.   Dr. Holland said that cases like mine put to rest that vision cannot be as sharp for DALK patients.   I wore my glasses to this appointment, and…

A Mild Corneal Abrasion Caused By Trying New Contacts

Well the question as to whether my grafted cornea has fully regrown its nerves has been answered with a resounding “YES” I have been hoping to make the transition to “regular” contacts and so have been testing a series provided to me by my fitter.  Two of the types of lenses were “too tight” meaning…

Little Things: Glasses after Corneal Transplant (That Work!)

A short post today.  With the sutures coming out slowly over time, it’s always been my choice to put off getting a new eyeglasses prescription. With lenses being so expensive, and insurance limitations, it hardly made sense to pay for a new left lens every few months as my vision (astigmatism) was altered by the…

Two Years!

I just realized that it’s been over two years since my graft was completed.  Wow.  It seems like such a short time ago.  All’s well, and I have an appointment with Dr. Holland this week. The image below shows me participating in the Montpelier Archaeology Team in Virginia as a metal detector expert.  Despite dusty…

Pre Holiday Update – New Contacts Prescription

Okay this will be a short one as I’m heading home to be with family for the holiday. After having the most recent set of sutures out, the shape of my eye shifted (as predicted) so I needed new lenses.  This presents a challenge for fitters, but one thing has made the difference… The “auto-refractor”…a…

Glitz and Beauty Pageant Colored Contacts – from Convenience Stores!

Someone just sent this to me.   I was going to post a photo, but have decided not to. “In glitz pageants, you will see the use of hairpieces, heavy make-up, deep spray tans, fake teeth (called flippers), false eyelashes, and colored contacts worn by the majority of the contestants.” She went on to say…

Quick Update: No News is Good News

Hello to everyone. I’ve been getting email asking how things are going so I thought I’d post a quick update and catch everyone up. The site is seeing quite a bit of traffic First of all, I am still wearing the soft, custom lens on my grafted eye. I’m still very pleased with it. I…

Trying Different RGPs – My lens tolerance is only a few hours.

Well, as usual, this is going to take some trial and error! I have tried three different RGPs (Essilor Perimeter Lens) and cannot tolerate any of them – the mini-scleral was pushing a “grove” into my sclera – apparently my eye was swelling around it? I can wear them 7-8 hours, but my eye is very sore…