The Dr. keeps removing white spots from my cornea. He is not sure what they are and he says my cornea is shot and will need a transplant. However, he would like to see the inflammation go down and at least get me "comfortable." I have lots of eye pain and "grittiness," how long is it necessary to wait for a transplant and what are the white sports. I'm miserable and cannot see out of my right eye.
the white spot are "infiltrates"...collections of white blood cells. the reaction to a serious corneal problem. they are definitely the cause of your "gritty" feeling.
you cannot have a transplant during active infection or inflammation. so you'll have to wait until that eye "settles down". i have no idea how long it will be. possibly never, depending on what caused your inflammation.
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