Little Things #2: Ability to Use a Bike Mirror

After you have DALK/Corneal Transplant, you start to notice some of life’s little conveniences that were out of reach when your eye was messed up. So… Little Things #2,  The ability to use a bike mirror…   as a bike commuter, these small glasses-mounted mirrors have always been great.  But with Keratoconus in my left eye,…

Allergies and Some Discomfort, But Overall Strongly Positive!

Okay, so I have my next follow up visit in 10 days, but thought I’d post a quick update with a few observations. First, overall things are great.  I am very pleased with the outcome.   I am able to drive at night without even thinking about it.  We’ve had lots of rain in KY lately,…

Outstanding 1 Month Visit – Corneal Transplant Follow Up

I had my one month (and a week) visit to Doctor Holland today and all went very well.   He said my transplant was healing better than most, and my vision continues to improve.  The astigmatism is taking front and center but they said that this will begin to be addressed in my next appointment when…

Changes in Focus – DALK Corneal Transplant Update

I really never realized how much discomfort that my Keratoconus caused me – especially when it came to daily activities, routines, etc.   I am thrilled with the way things are going.   The drops are a hassle and so is the nightime shield, but every day is better.    Things get itchy a couple of times daily,…

Corneal Transplant – 2nd Follow Up with Dr. Holland

It’s now been 8 days since the surgery. I worked half a day and went, with Heather, to Edgewood to see Dr. Holland for my “1 week” follow up appointment.  The Cincinnati Eye Institute office was very busy.  We waited 2 hours to see the doctor – so I will never go there in the…

Back to Work!

Short diary entry – I’m back to work (5 hours today) and even bike commuted.  The weather was glorious.   The itchiness vanished as mysteriously as it came and I feel SO much better.  The redness in my eye is almost gone already.   I’ll post an update after my follow up with Dr. Holland tomorrow…

Corneal Transplant – 1 Week On

The big news here is ITCHINESS.   I am not talking mosquito bite-level, but poison-ivy level.   It’s distracting and keeping me awake.  Benadryl did not help it… I’ve got high hopes that Zyrtec will.   I have decided to wear my glasses in order to remind myself not to rub the eye.  At night, I’m still…

DALK Transplant – A photo of my healing eye

There are some who would rather not see healing eye photos, but still want to read the blog, so I have placed the day-5-healing-eye photo behind this cute fuzzy kitten. The photo shows my eye, and the medical contact lens on it, still red from the surgery.  Compared to a perfect eye it looks rough,…