Little Things: Autumn Colors in Kentucky

And without warning, seemingly overnight, Autumn has reached Kentucky.  Our trees now begin their show and we head into our relatively mild winters here. With my new eyesight, I’ve enjoyed autumn this year more than usual.  I’ve spent days outside on weekends with my hobby and taken in every minute detail. It’s so much more…

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…

Tiny Update: Soft Lenses Rock

My newest set of soft lenses are amazing.  Comfortable (16 hours+) and I can see pretty well.  Not quite as crisp as the RGP, but the comfort trade-off is worth it.  My overall vision is amazing. I’ve ordered a few of these lenses ($50 per pair) which are custom crafted for my topography.  I’m not…

Little Things: Stargazing

I just went on a 2 week family vacation to CA.  Lots of night driving.  Not a peep out of my contact lens, and never any pain at all and wore them for 14+ hours daily.   We went to Yosemite and at 5000 feet elevation, found a remote field and just went stargazing for…

DALK Transplant – Stellar Follow Up + New Soft Lens Trial

Well, it’s been a good week for my DALK recovery.  I went back to Dr. Holland for my graft checkup and he said it was perfect.  I also corrected to 20/20 on their refraction gear.  I had already ordered a new, special soft contact (see last post) and was not able to take it with…

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…

Lens Difficulties (New lens ordered with different edge profile.)

Well, my first post-graft contact lens is wonderful, but I think the fit needs adjusted. The insertion and vision have been just fine, but I’ve been having difficulties with removing the lens.  I’m competent with mini-Sclerals but this one seems too tight.  It’s nerve wracking to pull a “stuck” lens off a grafted cornea with…

Little Things: A Robin Feeding Her Young

Today I watched a robin working her nest.  My depth perception was, well, deep.  With keratoconus, I would previously have been less able to pick out the nest against the leaves in the background.  But this time, it was clear.  The colors were distinct, and the ugly little birdlings were even more homely than I…

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

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…

Contact Lens after Corneal Transplant – Trying a Mini-Scleral

Well, after a fair bit of anxiety and dread, I found my visit to Koffler Vision Group* for the fitting of a new mini-scleral RGP contact lens on my grafted eye to be quite uneventful.  We tried several diameters and shapes until one felt, well, like it wasn’t there.  (*My choice for contact fitting in…