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Life with the cornea graft
at six months

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For details on what to expect in your first month post-surgery refer to this medical information sheet. or for the first six months please refer to this medical information sheet.  

 

General
Pain 
  • None initially as they gave me a pain block injection.

  • I recommend to start taking your pain medication about 8 hours post surgery otherwise it hurts really bad when the pain block wears off.

  • I could feel the stitches in my eye and my eye ball felt swollen and throbbing – highly recommend masking that pain for the first two days.

Vision 
  • Nothing on the eye chart but can see fingers held up in front of me

Hints and tips
  • I recommend to start taking your pain medication about 8 hours post surgery otherwise it hurts really bad when the pain block wears off.

 

Restrictions

These restrictions are in place for the first month and are then reviewed.

  • The hospital wrote a medical certificate for my yoga and gym as I'm not allowed to do those activities for at least one month.

  • No jogging or rigerous/bouncy movement of the head. Even sit ups or stretching with my head tilted down build up pressure almost instantly and hurts. 

  • No sex, unless it's slow and intimate.

  • No lifting more than 6 kgs, this includes shopping bags, so I've been getting my shopping delivered.

  • I also took it to mean no dancing in case somene accidentally knocked my eye.

  • No straining or lifting anything that puts pressure on your eye. 

  • As I work in an office on a computer I am off work for at least the first month.

 

Your body will tell you what you can and can't do, so listen to it and check in with your doctor for your abilities. 

 

 

 

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Medical Information Information Sheet #4 2015