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SENIORS AND MAJOR SURGICAL CHANGES

Mar 19th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Forty two years ago I had my first corneal transplant. Subsequent to that, I experienced two additional transplants and within a few days, I will be undergoing my fourth. The miracle of all of this, apart from still having vision, is the changes in the surgical procedure itself.

The first transplant was done in hospital, required a stay of a week and a recovery period, at home, for a month. No lifting, bending, or other activity that could compromise the transplant. Prior to that time, I was told that a lengthy stay in bed, with no movement of one’s head was the practice.

By the time of my second transplant, about 1972, the procedure had not changed significantly. And, when in 1997, I had my