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SENIOR MALADIES: TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE

Aug 6th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Following a year and a half, March 27, 2012, the verdict is in. For the fourth time I was the recipient of a cornea from a generous donor. My eye had been besieged by a stroke and the ever present presence of cataracts. During this time, ophthalmologists have tracked me very closely. At one point there was evidence of rejection. With the introduction of steroids, vision seemed to be stabilized.

Over that period there were days when my vision was crystal clear, experiencing vision, however, of 20/200. That wasn’t what we had hoped for, but as good as we could get.

Finally, within the last month, a checkup indicated that macular degeneration had reared its ugly