Routine stitch removal on transplanted eye gone wrong

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Routine stitch removal on transplanted eye gone wrong

Postby mrdrox » Sun 18 Aug 2019 6:31 am

Hello, so a couple of days ago I had what was meant to be a routine stitch removal on my transplanted eye to remove most of the stitches. I was told there would be mild discomfort but nothing to bad and could carry on with daily activities. The surgeon sent me home after quite suddenly and didn't bother to check the eye like he normally does after some time to see if everything was fine. I felt like it was rushed. When I got home couple of hours later I was in intense pain. Some of the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. My eye was swallon completely. I could not open it and pus was coming out. I went to AnE and they told me I had a large cornea abrasion straight down the eye. I told them I had surgery and they said it would of been from the eye being cut accidentally during it. I haven't been able to get out of bed in days. I have a follow up appointment on Monday but they said that this could now affect my vision.

Is this normal to happen after stitches removed or should I be taking this further with the hospital.

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Re: Routine stitch removal on transplanted eye gone wrong

Postby Anne Klepacz » Sun 18 Aug 2019 9:54 am

No, of course this is not normal and a horrible thing to happen. I do hope you have some better news tomorrow, but it sounds like you have every reason to take this further.
All the very best and let us know how you get on.

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Re: Routine stitch removal on transplanted eye gone wrong

Postby space_cadet » Sun 18 Aug 2019 7:05 pm

NO NOT NORMAL BUT DOES HAPPEN MORE THAN PEOPLE LIKE TO ADMIT
PUT IN A COMPLAINT TO THE HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT GO OVER HEADS GO OVER PALS
AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEAD HONCHO
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May09 Diagnosed with KC, March 2010 after a failed transplant it has left me legally blind a long cane user (since 2010) who is blind in a once sighted world

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Re: Routine stitch removal on transplanted eye gone wrong

Postby Green » Tue 27 Aug 2019 4:19 pm

That's more than not normal, that's utterly negligent, they surely would have seen there was a major abrasion but sent you home, terrible, I'm so sorry


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