the fungal infection cleared in less than two weeks and on September 26 when I saw my local eye doc, the epithelial defect (skin tear on the cornea) had healed over - all that remained was a haze that covered the cornea so the wait continued to see if that would clear. At this time after the defect had healed it was decided to not use the bandage contact lense I was wearing to promote healing of the defect - this proved to be a BIG mistake and lengthened the healing time. Two weeks after the defect was healed and while waiting for the haze to clear, the defect returned - that was last Tuesday, October 11. So the chances of a cornea transplant are now real - the hope (by the docs) that there was a chance of everything healing on its own and not needing another transplant pretty much ended when the defect returned. As for me, not sure where my hope lies - I would still love for EVERYTHING to heal by itself however I just want all of this to be OVER!!! So earlier today I went bak to my local doc and once again the defect has started to heal again. My local doc did make a statement - sort of a question - something about maybe leaving the contact lense in AFTER the defect is healed,since it has been proven that as long as the contact is in, the chances of the defect coming bak are almost 0 (I remember when the defect was healed last month and that contact was left out as soon as it was healed, I was wondering then if maybe the lense should be left IN - looks like I was rite - I wish I had said something then).
Ok - so now it is definitely looking as tho I am now waiting for the defect to heal - once that is healed then I really hope there will be no more waiting before the cornea transplant. Even then, with the time it will likely take for the defect to heal, at least another 2 to 3 weeks then
Gotta go for now - dogs need to go out and I have eye meds to use that REALLY mess up my vision and it is a good time for bed - IF I can find room for me. Will keep you allposted onn the latest when it happens as I can.
Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta