2 Months and Nearly 3 Weeks Since the Graft

23 Sep

Just a quick update to let you know that everything has still been going really well.  I haven’t (touch wood!) had any problems with the grafted eye and at a follow-up appointment in August Mr Larkin told me everything is looking exactly as it should be.  I am still putting in the drops every 4 hours & I’m not sure when this will reduce again.  I’ve got a follow up appointment in October.  My eye looks really great, no redness at all now and most people who know I have had a graft can’t tell which eye I had done!  Over two months on and I am back to working as much as I need to on the computer with no problems which is great.

The vision in the eye at my last follow up was not as good as it had been at the previous follow-up – apparently this is normal though as the eye settles and the vision can vary day to day.  This is why they don’t fit contact lenses or glasses before 3 months, which completely makes sense as the vision is changing so much at this stage.  It’s been a bit of a tough year this year for me medically but as far as my transplant has gone things could not have gone more smoothly and for that I’m really grateful.

I’ll update again after the next follow-up.  Take care,

Emma x

4 Responses to “2 Months and Nearly 3 Weeks Since the Graft”

  1. Lockie Duggins September 30, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Hi Emma Thank you so much for walking me through your healing process. Here I am in the middle if he nite 4 days before surgery & a bit anxious. I’m a jeweler so how long I miss work etc is a curiosity. Didnt think about light sensitivity – bet its like a scratched cornea light issue do I get it. Glad I can take pain mess too. Funny I see how many of us are blue eyed! I plan on going to glasses if I can later. I’m over gas perm lenses. I also love your idea of a note to your doner. Definitely want to do this. Again thanks & healing thoughts your way. Best. Lockie

    • emmascornealtransplant October 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      Hi Lockie
      Thanks fr your message. How are you doing after your transplant? Hope it went really well and you are feeling ok? Let me know how you’re getting on.
      Best wshes,
      Ps I’m also gas permeable lenses!

  2. M Mannan December 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    great to see info from ur side regarding all of this penetrating keratoplasty .May GOD bless & bliss u more & more .literally all the mournful suffering from which u went through is as similar as from which i am heading. soon have to go through from this partial keratplasty butt dreadfully so afraid through the post operative repercussions of astigmatism ………keep upto date us

    • emmascornealtransplant December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      I hope your trasplant goes well. Let me know how you get on. Best wishes, Emma

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