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 that they did not move around the eye enough and were difficult to get out.
It seems that during one of the tests, where the lens was sticking in one place through the day, I caused an microscopic abrasion on my cornea. I had started feeling a persistent burning/lash sensation on my graft and, being a
hyper-vigilant paranoid patient, went in to see Dr. Koffler. He applied florescence and at first didn’t see anything. But after a few moments he found a minor abrasion in the middle of the grafted cornea and concluded this was the source of my discomfort. The graft looked fine, by the way.
I took a break from the lenses, applied Muro 128 and have settled back into using the “custom” 3-month lenses I was originally using, but with an updated prescription.
Everything is fine now as we move into the holidays.