How to Write a Thank You Letter to Your Donor’s Family

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Anice Barbosa

If you’ve had a corneal transplant, you understand that your sight came with a hefty price. For me, it wasn’t until the day after my transplant that it became very real to me just how precious the gift I had just received really was. My doctor shared some details about my tissue donor and gave me the address and phone number to a tissue bank, if I wished to write a thank you note to the family.

It’s one of those things you really don’t know where to begin, you want to say so much and you want to do so much to show how grateful you really are, yet you are limited in what you can do (at least in the US.) I sat with a notebook and a pen for days and still couldn’t come up with the right words.

What if they don’t want to hear from me?

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Keratoconus – My 16 month post graft journey in pictures- Wendy UK

I wanted to put together some pictures of my graft progress over the past 16 month period. I know many of the KCGB members will have seen lots of these photos many times over but I thought what with the group growing so fast & so many new members it might be a nice thing … Continue reading Keratoconus – My 16 month post graft journey in pictures- Wendy UK

Keratoconus- my story by Leonie

Hello everyone, My name is Leonie, I’m a 23 year old Dutch lady and I have Keratoconus. They found out I have this eye disease when I was about 12. I had been wearing sclerals for almost 3 years, when I was 15 I had to get my first corneal transplant or graft. When I … Continue reading Keratoconus- my story by Leonie

“Artificial iris implant surgery is not a very difficult procedure and is becoming more popular”

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“Cataract surgery in eyes with iris defects can be challenging, but careful preparation as well as recent advances in surgical instruments and iris implants mean outcomes are significantly improving for these patients.”

This was the subject of a presentation given at the 2013 annual congress of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons. The speaker was, Sathish Srinivasan FRCSEd, FRCOphth from University Hospital Ayr, in Scotland. He gave a comprehensive overview on how to approach cataract surgery in patients with iris defects, with detailed surgical video demonstrations of his work on these patients.

Read a full article about the session

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Birthday Gift

Anice Barbosa

I was sitting in the small waiting room, patiently waiting for my turn to fill out the paperwork for health insurance. If I am to have another corneal transplant, I need to first get better health and vision coverage. I looked at my phone I had a missed call and a voicemail, but no phone number. I went in, did the paperwork and walked back to my car.  The idea of waiting 30 days to find out if I qualify for coverage didn’t settle very well with me and I began to worry. Sitting in the parking lot, I listened to the voicemail and it was my eye doctor. The lab had sent another pair of lenses to try on. I didn’t know she was working on another pair, last time I saw her and the lab representative, it sounded like we had reached the bottom of the pit. I called…

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What Causes Night Vision Blindness?

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There are quite number of factors to consider when diagnosing the cause of night vision. Many people, have trouble seeing in the night, where in most cases it is just blurry vision accompanied by Halos during the night. In some cases, you are able to see large objects, recognize faces instantly, but will struggle to watch television or work on the computer, and with other patients who experience night vision trouble, they are not able to see anything at all. The New Vision Eye Center in Dubai is specialized in diagnostics for night vision problems and are able to help you overcome the problem or manage it.

If you are experiencing trouble seeing clearly in the night, there are different health and eye tests that would need to be checked to correctly determine the cause of the symptom.

Millions of people around the world experience night vision trouble due to…

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Keratoconus SKY DIVE! Raising funds for

Great news folks- KCGB member Amy Musto is doing a skydive to raise funds for the only UK Keratoconus charity In February 2013 Amy was diagnosed with Keratoconus after noticing a significant change in her eyesight over a short period of time. Luckily the condition had been caught before it became too aggressive and Amy … Continue reading Keratoconus SKY DIVE! Raising funds for