I am a 58 year old female teacher and had DSEAK surgery in my left on on 3/5. My R eye is 20/40 corrected. The surgeon had to reposition the cornea button 2 times the week after surgery. It is 3/ 14 and my vision in that eye is only 20/100, I am really discouraged. Should my vision be getting better by now? I am really discouraged!
HI, Patsy. I know what you are feeling, the uncertainty of everything. I . had DSEAK surgery 12/10/07. My surgeron also had to deal with my corneal edemaeven after DSEAk, but he was able to rid me of it 4 days later. He also had to reposition the transplant several times before it "took". However, I was seeing 20/25 at 6 weeks post surgery. Even now, I sometime see 20/25, other times, it is 20/30- a work in progress. I have no idea what my vision was immediately following the DSEAK, only that I went to my opthalmologist (not the DSEAK corneal specialist) on a weekly basis, and it seems that I did improve sometimes weekly, but there was a week or so where it didn't change. I know that I was frightened, but I suffered from terrible corneal edema, and couldn't see much of anything thing when I had the surgery, and I felt that it was too goood to be true that I could see again. Several days post op, I remember feeling like a child at Disneyland, when I could actually read a menu in Starbucks. You must know that you are not that far along, very early in the game, and I don't think that everyone's journey is the same. When your surgeon looks at your eye, he can tell if everything looks good or not. What was your vision prior to to the DSAEK?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.