Final 4 Sutures Removed

This morning I went back to Cincinnati Eye Institute and met with Dr. Holland and had the usual run through of tests. I was there 1.5 months earlier than planned because a month ago I had a suture breakage and Dr. Holland said if we start having issues with sutures that I should come see him….

Hundreds lose Vision Each Year to Fireworks in the USA

The 4th of July is tomorrow in the USA, and with it comes neighborhood and community fireworks displays.  Most of the people setting off fireworks have little to no training, and there are many injuries – including serious damage or destruction of the cornea.  400 Americans lose vision in one or both eyes each year…

Broken Suture on Cornea Transplant Graft – How I Handled It

  Had a bit of an issue last night.  After taking out my contacts, my grafted eye started to sting like a really, really bad eyelash.  I immediately knew what it was – a suture had broken during the day.  I still have four sutures that Dr. Holland had wanted me to leave in for…

A Boring Two Year Checkup (Boring is Good!)

Well, had my two year checkup with Dr. Holland and it was a boring visit.  No changes, no sutures out.  Boring is GOOD. He says that we will leave the sutures in until they cause issues, and eventually one will break.  I’ll just go to a local surgeon to have them removed.  Here’s a boring…

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…

Article: Things I learned by pretending to be blind for a week

I’ve been so busy at work lately that I’ve not been able to breathe…. but when I saw this article, I just had to share it with my readers especially since I work in this industry (user interface.)  I’m sure the low vision audience already knows this – but the others may find it very…

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…

Graft Looks Great – 2 More Sutures Out (and they were stubborn.)

Well, 4 months elapsed since my last visit to Dr. Holland, so I had an appointment today.  I had the usual check ups and topology.  Their office was a *zoo* … I waited 2 hours.  Thank goodness their office has Wi-Fi and I was able to do some email and watch a bit of YouTube.  Not…

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…