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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

DALK Corneal Surgery – Four Days On

I continue to recover from my DALK corneal transplant/graft procedure on March 9th, and thought I’d bring my (growing) audience up to date on some highlights.  My wife has been a trooper in helping me with things over the last few days, including a bit of grumpiness and anxiety. Positives: Eyelid swelling reduced. Eye redness…

A Roller Coaster Ride – But Improving

Well yesterday and last night have been rough. My 20/50 pinhole eyechart performance was encouraging, but now the vision is all milky again and the swelling itches worse than anything. Took benadryl to sleep. Naturally, I worry about rejection, but I only have the milky vision this morning, which is only one symptom. Not the…

My DALK Corneal Surgery Day

Around 10:30 AM yesterday, we arrived at the St. Elizabeth SurgiCenter for my DALK procedure.  After a brief wait I was taken back to the prep area where the nurses to sign papers, took my weight and temperature, and checked my vitals.  I was hooked to an automated blood pressure monitor and shortly after, an…