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[IP] Seeking info re: corneal implants



On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 22:18:40 -0800, you wrote:

>>  Blindness resulted in the one eye.  The
>>corneal specialist I saw last week has given me a "little" hope and
>>considerable "food for thought" if I'm willing to take the risk.  He feels
 >>it's worth a shot however, I've been led to believe from two previous
consults
>>that the procedure could not be done in my case because the possibility of
>>rejection was high.
>>My sugars are in pretty good control thanks to the pump and I don't have any
>>diabetic changes in my eyes.
>>
>>Does anyone have some input for me now?

Shirley,

I'd take the time to ask around about this specialists reputation and success
rate, hopefully with other patients having similar risk factors.  But the way I
see it is that there's less downside to this than there might be, if you're
already blind in the eye to be done.  I mean, what do you have to loose?  You
might stay blind,  leaving things the way they already are, or you might regain
vision. Seems to me the main thing at risk is the financial aspects.  From what
I understand, it's not a highly risky surgery in terms of recovery periods or
complications beyond that of the eye itself.  But check it out carefully.

Peter
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