slits being cut in cornea

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slits being cut in cornea

Postby cherishu2 » Mon 05 Oct 2009 1:45 pm

Corneas graft was 2 years ago.
I had the stitches out last month.
My vision isnt what they wanted.That and a large stigmatism. So the consultant is taking me to theatre, under a local. To cuts slits in the front of the cornea. This will hopefully cause tissue to grow??????
I didnt ask questions cos id been waiting 4 hours to go in for app, so i was just fed up.
What is this procedure called? Anything else you know?
What will sight be like with slits in cornea????
mum to 7. Its a long story lol. cornea graft oct 19 2007.
Son with KC too
registerd blind 17th May 2007

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Re: slits being cut in cornea

Postby Anne Klepacz » Mon 05 Oct 2009 2:41 pm

This procedure was mentioned by the consultant who gave a talk about corneal transplants at our 2005 conference. It's called keratotomy and is used to reduce astigmatism after a transplant (he mentioned a figure of 1 in 10 transplants needing this, though I've only come across a few people who have had it). So the idea is that your vision will improve. The slits heal over, and the cornea becomes a more regular shape. That's my layman's understanding of it! Perhaps there are others here who can tell us more. All the best.
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Re: slits being cut in cornea

Postby Andrew MacLean » Mon 05 Oct 2009 4:56 pm

cherishu2

All the best with this. I know it is a disappointment when excellent vision is not delivered immediately by the surgery you have had.

Like Anne, I know only a few people (actually, I think it's 2) who have been through this sort of surgery, although you may be encouraged to learn that their experience has been positive.

Every good wish

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Re: slits being cut in cornea

Postby space_cadet » Tue 06 Oct 2009 8:24 am

Thinking of you hoping all goes ok, does sound a bit terrafying. If you are still feeling queezy about just having the proceedure under a local ask the anesthetist if there is no other options to make you more at ease.

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