In 2003, I lost the vision in my right eye overnight as a result of iatrogenic keratoconus. My cornea’s structure had failed and bulged into a cone shape. On November 9, 2004, I had cornea transplant surgery. Unfortunately, however, my vision problem was not solved and the pain from my poor eyesight and fully dilated pupil took a big toll on my health over the years. In early 2012, I was given an iris implant and lens implant to accompany my cornea transplant. The morning following this experimental eye surgery, the doctors at UCLA removed my eye patch and I could see clearly out of my right eye again! It was an overwhelming sensation.
My life and energy had been restored full throttle. I started to run, bike and swim, and have completed several marathons and triathlons. When I train, I often think of my cornea donor and his family. I’m currently training for IRONMAN Arizona in November 2014. An IRONMAN triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. I hope that my story and training for an IRONMAN will inspire you to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor. I know that my cornea donor will be in my thoughts when I see that finish line!
High concentration of Azithromycin in infected tissues is also caused by the fact that phagocytes and macrophages transport it to the site of infection and release in the area of inflammation. Azithromycin is prescribed in case of illness or injury at the time.