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Preparing for transplant

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Once again I went to the brink of not updating the blog. Anyhow, it is all safe and sound now, for the moment at least as I am back. So, without much ado let get to the point.

I am somewhat all set for my surgery on next Tuesday (March 3). Finally, I have made the decision to go with my right eye to be transplanted first. Last 2 weeks I have been seeing Jess (my optometrist) to get my left lens better fitted. We are still working on it. I’ve noticed in the last one month my vision has actually deteriorated in both eyes (both are equally major candidates for transplant). Anyhow, lets get back to transplant preparation for now.

Today I have stopped wearing my right lens. On my optometrists advice I am keeping the last two days before the surgery lens free. It is more of a precaution to reduce bacterial activity in the eye before it gets operated. I don’t think it is mandatory but it is always better to take as many precautions as you can. So I am relying on the lens on the left eye from now on. Vision isn’t really any great with that one. But that’s all I’ve got now, so have to deal with it. Right eye is impossibly blur without any lens on. Will try to document how it changes after the surgery.

Signing off for today. I don’t think I will be making any more posts before the surgery.

Written by crazylogix

March 1, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Lets start again

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Here I am back again making a post in this blog after three and a half years. My original plan was to keep a sort of a diary that documents my journey with KC. The idea was to make it an informative blog which may come as an aide to other KCers. That didn’t happen. Perhaps, KC has become such an integral part of my life that I couldn’t really narrate a separate account for it. Living with KC for almost a decade has faded all my memories of a life without it. I don’t really remember a life without blurred visions, RGP contact lenses, always stressed and often painful eyes, the occasional headaches and a stressful wake up routine every morning. However, life hasn’t been bad contrary to how it has just sounded in the last sentence. All of those pains and adjustments just become your routine and then the life becomes just as good or bad as of any other person on your morning train to work.

Anyhow, now coming to what prompted me to come back here again. Lets cut to the chase; KC in my eyes has progressed to such an extent now that I need a cornea transplant in both. One eye would be transplanted first and if everything goes well the other would be transplanted a year later. This is a new turn again from a routine that I’ve lived with and got used to over the years. This is another journey to the uncertain novelty. So I am here again with my original intended mission to make an informative diary of this experience which may or may not help someone including myself.

So here it starts with the next post…

Written by crazylogix

February 5, 2009 at 8:14 am

Boston Scleral Lens

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I just came to know about the Boston Scleral Lens. Seems to be a very effective option for many (e.g. people with dry eyes, RGP intolerance), costly though. But as I read, the cost varies with ones ability to pay as the Boston Sight Foundation shares the cost. This site can be sought for detailed info: http://www.bostonsight.org/

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September 15, 2005 at 8:14 am

Bad eye day

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A very bad eye day today. Virtually no tear. I coudn’t manage to open my eyes fully for an hour since I entered the office. Now better. But still it is having a very dull feeling.

Written by crazylogix

September 5, 2005 at 5:38 am