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Keratoconus

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-07-2009

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Readers I want to do a blog praising doctors and donors who help folks with keratoconus. It affects mainly teenagers, 1 in 2000 may have it. My granddaughter that lives in Tucson had both eyes affected and had corneal transplants in both eyes. She graduated from the University of Arizona, with honors, as all this was taking place. I am so proud of her. She is a brave, darling little girl, who has grown up and married, but somehow she remains this little girl in my heart and you grandparents know what I mean. Well, anyway, to my point. Donors…..someone, in this case, two people left parts of their bodies for others….My granddaughter sees today because someone cared enough to become an organ donor…Please think about that and make your own decision, but God bless you if you choose to become a donor……You can learn more about keratoconus by googling the National Keratoconus Foundation…

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Never heard of that condition, Pete, but glad she was able to get it fixed. Which one of your kid’s kid is she?

Dave, thanks for writing. That is Kim’s daughter and we are so thankful for a complete recovery. It takes about a year to get all the sitches out as each sitch removed can change the vision, as I understand it. I have not checked with her for a while, but at last check she was great with good vision. Pete

Well, thanx Pete. I AM a donor. Being a donor just makes sense. When I’m dead, by definition, I’m not going to be needing any of my old equipment.
Its recycling stuff.
Like using old paper instead of cutting down living trees which give us oxygen and other neat stuff while they’re alive.
Where I live there are old growth forests with trees eight feet across at the base. They are elder trees, very ancient. It is good to sit by one and listen.
Up a creek by a waterfall, there is an old tree that I think I’ll name ‘Pete’ even tho’ Pete means ‘rock.’

Donald, thanks for being a donor and someone will benefit greatly from your choice and they will certainly thank you. Pete

Good to hear of a success story, those hard lenses for Keratoconus can be hell or heaven to wear !

Thanks for the note Larry. Yes, she had plenty of problems early on, but now we are so thankful for her vision, which I understand is 20/20. Isn’t that great? I hope you are doing well also. Pete

Great info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident (stumbleupon).
I have book-marked it for later!

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