"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.." (Matthew 6:24 Holy Bible)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Finally spoke with the Corneal Specialist"

Today I finally got a call from the corneal specialist that had been recommended to me by someone whose transplant was done by him. From looking over my chart from my eye Dr, he doesn't seem to think that I'm quite ready for the transplant, yet, unless my vision deteriorates a lot in the next year. He says that my Dr. can still get my eyes to 20/20 with glasses. He can't see what I see, though, so I'm not so sure I agree with him. On the other hand, he hasn't seen me for himself and I still don't have a corneal thickness reading.

He says that the full transplant will make my cornea an irregular shape, like a football at least, but sometimes even more severely distorted. He said that sometimes a hard corrective lens is needed after the surgery. (I already have astigmatism, but only slight) He also said that it usually causes near or far sightedness, which I don't have right now, and would need glasses or corrective lenses for that.

He told me a bunch more about Fuchs that I already knew, but I listened to see how knowledgeable he is about it. He seems to really know what he's talking about, or at least confirm most of what I already was able to find out through research and my online support group.

He seems to think because I am a photographer, I should not rush into the surgery too soon as my vision may be worse than it is now and harder to correct. I guess I'll keep tracking my symptoms and be in prayer about it.


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