DMEK experience

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Anne Klepacz » Mon 17 Oct 2022 10:04 am

I do hope it's good news when you're seen this week and you don't need any more interventions. It's been such a tough time for you. All fingers crossed.

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Mon 17 Oct 2022 9:58 pm

Thanks Anne, today is the first good day, eye open, no excruciating pain, so I'm hoping the front surface erosion might be healing under this bandage lens.

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby space_cadet » Tue 18 Oct 2022 8:52 pm

Green wrote:Thanks Anne, today is the first good day, eye open, no excruciating pain, so I'm hoping the front surface erosion might be healing under this bandage lens.


Am so relieved n pleased tk read this update x
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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Tue 18 Oct 2022 9:40 pm

Thanks! X
I want to relay the positive and negative in case its helpful to anyone else

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Thu 20 Oct 2022 11:47 am

Back surface of DMEK more attached, front surface is v dry but erosion is slowly healing.
Bandage lens replaced, had to get optometry to do it as I'm like a cat at the vet for that lol.
V little vision, 3 big letters a metre away from me, nothing through the pin hole, hoping the previous lamellar macula hole is not still an issue.

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby space_cadet » Thu 20 Oct 2022 2:54 pm

Sounds like things are slowly going the right way x
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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Thu 10 Nov 2022 6:21 pm

bandage lens removed (yay), hopefully it will stay out so long as there's no pain, but if I did I'd have to go back to A&E for another one.
The ulcer has healed, no filaments, a bit of oedema, graft mostly attached but a couple of areas still not but it's not compromising.
There's some vision through the pin hole for the 1st time and the shape of the front surface is not bad. So now its a long period of watch & wait.
I asked about the lamellar macula hole and he said they do nothing unless it became full thickness.
So progress!

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Anne Klepacz » Thu 10 Nov 2022 9:10 pm

So pleased for you! I hope it's progress all the way now.

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Fri 02 Dec 2022 5:59 pm

Thanks Anne

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Re: DMEK experience

Postby Green » Fri 02 Dec 2022 6:03 pm

Thanks to John for sorting tech glitch


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