Having Clear Vision: Corneal Transplant Brochures Goal
Every corneal transplant brochures would always talk about the importance of the cornea, how the transplant happens and why cornea could be vital in one’s eyesight. Each year, every person experiences some allergies in their eyes causing the person to experience itching, redness and tearing. Everybody even experiences having conjunctivitis or known as the pink eye where in the conjunctiva in the eyes turns red and the person experiences burning, itching and swelling sensation. Due to this irritation that is happening to our eyes, our cornea gets damaged.
What is cornea?
We all know that cornea is the dome-shaped, outer layer covering our eyes which helps shield it from dust or other foreign objects that could penetrate our eyes. It’s also the outermost lens of the eyes which controls the entry of light into the eye thus responsible in focusing. If our eyes experience such allergies or irritation, we tend to rub off our eyes to feel comfort. But with these gestures, we cause minor injuries to our cornea. If the cornea is scratched, healthy cells quickly goes to the eye and patch the injury before microorganisms invade causing infection. If the cornea is injured deeply, the healing process takes longer time, resulting for blurriness of vision and sensitivity to light. If not treated well, this may cause vision impairment requiring corneal transplant. That’s why corneal transplant brochure is being readily distributed to the public.
What is inside the Corneal Transplant Brochure?
Corneal transplant brochures give an idea on to why transplant is needed and gives a glimpse of the procedure and what to expect after. Transplant happens when there is scarring after injury, infection that can’t be cured with medicines, or such conditions that requires corneal transplant. The corneal tissue that’s to be used comes from volunteer donors that died. An eye bank preserves the tissue and screens it for any type of transmittable disease so before engaging into such procedure.
During the surgery, you’ll be asked to refrain from eating eight hours prior to the scheduled surgery. Once the anaesthesia takes effect, the surgeon removes the scarred or damaged cornea and replaces it with the new cornea. The healthy tissue is sewn in place using a fine suture which remains in place until the cornea is healed. Vision will return slowly often taking up to two years but you can return to your normal activities after the operation.
For outpatient, they can immediately go home after the surgery as it is only a minor surgery but you are advised not to drive so have someone to drive for you. An eye drop will be prescribed by the doctor for you to take in order to prevent the eyes from drying up and also instructs you to avoid rubbing your eyes. Other than carrying heavy loads, your normal activities can resume again and after a check up with your doctor you may start driving again. Always use eye protections like sun glasses when going out in a sunny day as your new corneas are not yet that developed and can’t process the light immediately.
Not all corneal transplant patients experience some complications but in any case any of the following, change in vision, light sensitivity, redness and persistent discomfort, is experienced then immediately contact your doctor because this indicates that your immune system is rejecting the newly transplanted tissue. You can again go for another surgery if the first surgery was rejected but there is also a higher possibility that you will experience rejection again.
Corneal transplant patients require a lot of attention and care both from the doctor and the patient him/herself because this will help in preventing for another surgery to take place. Being able to communicate with your doctor very well is the key to having a fast recovery.
Clearly, our eyes are the windows to our soul so we should take extra care about them. Having eyesight is a blessing from God already because not all are gifted to experience the wonder eyesight might give them. Yet, sometimes it is the most taken for granted sight. Children nowadays stay up all night playing computer games or watching the television for 24 hours. When their eyes get irritated, they instantly rub it with their hands which cause injury to the eye. Not knowing how to take care of the eyes will eventually lead to vision loss. Don’t take your eyes for granted and start caring for it now before it is too late.
Having a perfect vision is not always permanent and it gets destroyed if we do not know how to take care of it. Different aides in order to gain a better vision are commercially being sold but do not wait for it to come to reality. There are hassles in using glasses for example. If you are not careful enough you might break your glasses and contacts are not advisable as they scratch your cornea as well. So love your eyes and your eyes will love you more.
Corneal transplant brochure often talks about the benefits of having a transplant and discusses what a cornea is, its importance and the complications into getting a transplant but they are not talking about how to care for the eyes in order to prevent transplant from happening. That is why; if such companies want to help the people in attaining a clear vision then why not start campaigning on how to care about the eye not an alternative to choose when the eyes get damaged.
Maybe that is the reason why corneal transplant brochures are made because of the lack of campaign in taking care of the eyes or maybe because despite of the abundance of health care providers there is little dissemination on health care so many people tend to have such condition. If the medical professionals just tend to care and really put some action into it then corneal transplant brochures and such would not exist.