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I Had a Corneal Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Going Blind

               I was initial told that I had a cataract. I was 51 years old and did not believe that could be true. I found another doctor who discovered that I have Fuchs' Dystrophy and was going blind in my right eye. My left eye would probably be affected at some point...
    battwoman battwoman 51-55 Jan 15, 2012

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    Windows of My Soul (Corneal Transplant)

    It's been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul.  Have you ever gazed into someone's eyes and instantly knew something about that person?  What would we do without eyes?  But for many who suffer from a corneal disease, looking out of our optical portal isn...
    Ms57Classic Ms57Classic 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    Heyyy guys. Sorry for not being on here much.

    I had my 4th cornea transplant. I'm still standing lol. I'll try & reply to everyone's messages :D Been so busy with the recovery plus it's exam season ahhhhh! Stress!!!!
    anisha07969 anisha07969 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Far Too Young

    When i was born my eyes were already those of a sixty year old. when i was three my parents were told i would be blind by the time i was eighteen. really the doctors were right. my eyes were a steady 20/200 from the time i was about twelve. though i constantly shocked the...
    ash11me ash11me 18-21 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    I Had A Corneal Transplant

    Hi there, At age 23, i noticed the vision in my right eye was blurry, so  i made an appointment with an optometrist.  He indicated I had a lazy right  eye, and prescribed glasses.  However, I didn't see any better with the glasses.   While on...
    latijera2010 latijera2010 46-50 4 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    I am having a corneal transplant next week due

    to severe scarring from HSV infections in my eye (herpetic stromal keratitis). I have started a blog to chronicle the experience and it can be found at respecttheeyes.blogspot.com. Please feel free to keep up with my experience here.
    Shenady Shenady 46-50, F Jun 24, 2014

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