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I Had a Corneal Transplant

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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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    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 Nov 4, 2012

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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

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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 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    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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    I need a heart transplant anyone who has done this sort of thing before please let me know what to expect need info on it to hopefully make a decision if I want to do this
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