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Please share any post-surgery problems from a corneal transplant

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 30, 2007
  • 04:02 PM

My mother had a corneal transplant almost 2 weeks ago (June 19) and is having a RARE complication. Her dr. says that the inner membrane (decimates membrane) was detaching from the outer visible layer of the cornea. He has done hundreds of these transplants and this has NEVER happened before. He is trying a treatment that involves injecting an air bubble behind the cornea to try to get it to press the inner layer back to the outer layer as she lays back in very awkward positions so the bubble will cover the whole area. It seems to be adhering but not completely yet. What we don't understand is that she is having more than normal pain which is really wearing her down (she's 88 and spry). He also says it's not a rejection. There is NO sign of infection at all...it is supposedly surface pain. Of course it should still be a little painful but not like this. She had a transplant on her other eye 6 years ago and it wasn't this painful. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Any stories would be most appreciated. We're kind of uneasy about this. Thanks.

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