Monday, August 31, 2009

Improved Vision in Kerry's Left Eye!

Dear friends and family:

Kerry had her two week check up with Dr. Miller on Friday, August 28th. An acuity vision test was performed and for the first time since Kerry was a little girl she could actually read something on the eye chart with her left. Her acuity in her left eye is now 20/250. Also, an eye pressure reading was taken on both eyes and the right eye has a pressure of eight and the left eye has a pressure of 12 (the normal range for a healthy eye is from 11 to 21). In the months immediately following the surgery last January, the pressure in her right eye had been between zero and two; prior to that it had been normal. There is no change in the prognosis for her right eye, which has no vision.

One of the most exciting changes for Kerry is that she can now see individual facial features when she looks at other people at close range. She also can see colors more vividly and has been able to lower the magnification on her computer software that magnifies text and reads what is on the screen for the visually impaired. It was set on 24 times and now is on 14 times. Dr. Miller says that everything is healing beautifully. Kerry will go back for another follow-up visit in three weeks. After that the doctor will look into the possibility of performing an artificial cornea transplant.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the many people who have been praying for Kerry and our whole family during this very challenging period of our lives. By the way, some loving person (only you know who you are) dropped off a lovely basket of goodies (a stuffed animal and a loaf of banana nut bread) at our home the weekend just following the surgery. It also had a lovely note but no signature. Please let us know who you are so that we can personally thank you!

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