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 corrected to 20/20 with those.
My graft is quiet and my eye pressure and corneal thickness are fine. Dr. Holland reminded me of what to look for – light sensitivity and redness in the left eye only. I watch it like a hawk. He said I’m out of the major rejection period, but to always assume rejection when symptoms emerge “until proven otherwise.”
I’m to keep using Restasis 2x per day (indefinitely) … I learn a bit more each visit about how beneficial these drops are to preventing rejection. Expensive but worth it, and better than steroids for someone like me who responds to them with increased eye pressure.
No more appointments for 1 year unless needed.