my husband had an artificial cornea implant 2/2/2012. He had a general anesthetic, the operation lasted 6 hours. He never made it to recovery. The anesthetic caused him to be extremely agitated, he was restrained by the nurses, swearing at them and when we got back to our hotel, he couldn't relax and sleep at all. He kept saying he had to "pee" and he was dribbling all over the carpet. The operation was done at Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. The next morning we reported to his main doctor Doctor Mian. I explained about being up all night. He did not give me any help with my husband's problems and sent us home to return on Monday. He also place a lens
over the cornea lens which fell out when we returned home on Sat. By Monday my husband
was so weak he could not go anywhere. Finally, by Friday of the second week Dr. Mian
placed another lens in his eye. By this time he had a Blood Clot in his R thigh (from the knee to the upper part of the thigh.) He was admitted to emergency and remained in the hospital for 6 more days. He has lost the lenses
the operating has tried to put back.
In order to get it to stay, they had a plastics person stitch the outside of his L eye together and the R side of his eye together in order to hold the lens in place. The lens has tried to escape 3 times when I was putting the drops into it, however with Natural Tears I irrigated the spot that was lifting up and it went back into place. Finally, my husband sight only lasts for a sort while from the left eye. Could that be because the lens hasn't been cleaned like a regular contact lens
and there is some kind of build up on it. Or is it possible the stitches have cut off some of his sight. The eye he had operated on was totally blind. He does pretty well on the eye testing in the clinic. Better each time. Important Information: When he was a toddler he had Stephens Johnson Syndrome. He was very sick. We think it was from the sulfur drug they gave him when he had a viral infection (possible measles) that led to SJS. He is now 76 years old, he was totally blind in his left eye and very little sight in his right eye. He didn't want to be
blind. Dr. Mian said he had been successful with SJS patients. My husband is extremely
frustrated. Not only with the trouble with the lenses, but now he has to wear a catheter
because the operation goofed up the walls of the bladder. He has a touch of Parkinson's
disease that the eye doctors
were aware of before the operation and with that he has Orthscoptic Hypotensiion and gets dizzy from sitting to standing. He had this with the
Parkinson's Disease a little before the operation. Now it is more predominant. One thing
Dr. Alan Sugar said to Dr. Mian was to make sure he sees a plastics person to work on his left lid before you do the implant. We were all ready to have that done. However, on our last meeting, Dr. Mian looked at the eye and lid didn't think it needed the plastics repair first. This Friday 6.8.2012 we have an appointment with a psychiatrist because he is so very very depressed. If I should leave the house to go to the grocery store he screams until I return. Would it help to have someone at Johns Hopkins take a look at his eye or maybe even the right eye and tell us the truth. Would it be worth trying the
implant over again or in the other eye with less of an anesthetic"