Cornea transplant (keratoplasty)


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Hi everyone! Got my new cornea in 1995.  Found out mine was an inherited condition.  My son has it, but no graft yet.  Have been through rejection once.  Funiest thing about the journey was driving 110 miles one way to get stitches out and then driving the same distance so I could be to work on time.

Beginning of the discussion - 6/17/21

Cornea transplant (keratoplasty)

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Hello @BettyT‍, thank you for opening this discussion! Wow, as someone who has a hard enough time putting in contacts, I can't imagine what a cornea transplant is like!  What led to you to find out that you had a hereditary condition? And how was the procedure? You must be so strong to go straight from eye surgery to work! 

Has anyone else had a cornea transplant? What was your experience like?

Feel free to share with us here!

Take care,

Cornea transplant (keratoplasty)

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Found out my cornea problems were inherited when my son was diagnosed with the same condition. Don't think the knowledge and technology were available when I was younger. My procedure was pretty straightforward. Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota. Only a nerve block and was awake and watching the whole thing! Spent the day in a motel room while my husband went shopping. Home to Sheridan, Wyoming the next day after the bandage came off with the local optometrists doing follow up care.