Corneal Transplant Recipient Getting Flu Shot? Ask Your Dr. This Question

Should you protect your cornea from flu shot immunization rejection? If you’re a corneal transplant recipient who gets flu shots, you may want to ask your corneal surgeon if you should use Tobradex (or equivalent) to avoid potential rejection due to the flu vaccine.  My particular instructions involve taking some drops a few day before…

My DALK graft checkup – Corrected to 20/15 and Next Appt in 1-year

I just visited Dr. Holland again for a checkup.  I had a topography taken and the staff found that I was correctable to 20/15… yes… 15.   Dr. Holland said that cases like mine put to rest that vision cannot be as sharp for DALK patients.   I wore my glasses to this appointment, and…

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….

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…

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…

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…