Month 7

It has been a while since my last post. I’m still healthy and my vision is still improving, albeit a lot slower than I had hoped. The last couple of months has been very busy, with work and a couple of trips and great weather.

During my July appointment I was able to read the 20/60 line on the eye chart. Even though I’m still seeing the multiple images, which affects the sharpness of my vision, I have noticed things getting a little better. Something that amazes me some days is that I’m able to see depth, especially objects within a couple of feet. It’s a strange feeling that I’m still getting use to. I’m also able to see things close up (6-8 inches) very well, although things go out of focus after that. The funny thing is that, as I approach 40, the vision in my “good” eye is getting worse up close, so I find myself using my “bad” eye for reading small print and my “good” eye for seeing everything else. I guess this is better than asking my wife to read small type for me like I used to.

I have only had one problem so far… during my August appointment, my eye pressure was high. My doctor took me off of the Prednisolone Acetate drops and switched me to Lotemax drops, three times a day. He also had me take Travatan drops to lower the eye pressure. I returned a week later and the pressure was still high, so he cut the Lotemax to twice a day and also prescribed Combigan twice a day. These drops irritate my eyes a lot more, but hopefully they are lowering the eye pressure. I go back again on Friday, so hopefully I can get back to a regular routine.

So after seven months, with seven stitches removed, here I am. I’ll try to post something sooner.

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I am a cancer survivor and 2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate. I reside in Southfield, Michigan with my wife and two kids.

Comments (4)

  • Glad you are doing ok. Are you wearing glasses or contacts on the kc eye? Are you able to drive at night? I’m trying to decide on the surgery and have few to talk with about it.

    Scott Clark
  • am in my seventh month..havent had any stitches removed theyr all intact as my doctor puts it…reading your diary has really been helpful to me..keep updating please

  • I’m glad to hear that your vision is continuing to improve. I’m interested to know if you are still on the sterile eye drops. It seems that I will be on Lotemax for the rest of my life. My first cornea transplant was done mid 1980s and my second one done July 10, 1995. I’m having the hardest time with my insurance and the cost of Lotemax. I do see my eye specialist once a year, but I’m going to make an eye apt. with another specialist just to see if I’m on the right track with continuing on the Lotemax. I’ve tried the generic brands and they burn so that’s not a option for me.

    • I was on Lotemax for over a year. I recently had to start back on Pred Forte for a few weeks to clear up some redness in my eye. I’ve only had two of those incidents since my transplant. Hopefully you can find drops that work for you.


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