My education about the amazing architecture of the human eye continues with a cornea transplant in my right eye on May 21 at the U-M in Ann Arbor by Dr. Bradford Tannen. He will do a DESEK. If I understand correctly, the surgeon uses only one layer of the cornea which allows it to be grafted onto my eye. This avoids stitches meaning a much shorter recovery time.
Throughout my 18 year experience with eye surgery--10 of them--I've always taken the cornea for granted. I never dwelled on the important role that it plays in vision. When mine in my right eye started to swell, I noticed the difference right away. My visual impairment was very noticeable and it happened quickly.
I found on YouTube this video explaining the procedure. I totally realize that efforts to keep my vision has become a journey. This is one more stop on the road of that effort.