Little Things #3: Ability To Really Get Back into Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in Kentucky is generally called “Cross Country” riding.  The terrain is made up of undulating hills usually 150-200 feet maximum.  A good 10 mile ride will take several hours and offers a tremendous upper and lower body workout.  It’s more like cross country skiing than downhill skiing for lack of a better example. …

5-month DALK Follow Up – 20/30 Corrected Vision – 5 sutures out!

Had a very good 5-month visit today where 5 sutures were removed.  We’re playing “suture roulette” now, chasing the astigmatism around my cornea. My astigmatism went from 9 diopters to 4 diopters, which is excellent.  I’m now seeing 20/30 corrected!   The graft is also healing very well.  My steroidal dose was cut in half and…

Another Appointment Friday

This is a really short update to let everyone know I’m doing fine.  I have another appointment Friday with Dr. Holland when I assume he’ll do another topography and remove more sutures.   I’ll report back then with a usual update.  My only concern is eye pressure, but I’ve been diligent at meds and hope…

NPR Covers Keratoconus

National Public Radio gives Keratoconus some much-needed publicity today in the US.  Sadly, they didn’t mention some of the most important points of the disease, such as DALK vs. PK, advances in contact lenses, or encouragement of organ donation.  Still, it’s great to have such a big increase in awareness.

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…