In 2006 he removed all the stitches from my graft on the left eye so at least I know what to expect. And as have discussed in this blog, it is a painful process. Not so much the time when the stitches are coming out as can not feel that but the initial time afterwards. It feels like a horrid burning feeling and very sensitive to light. Once the eye get's used to the stitches not being there any more and becomes smooth surface all fine then. What are my hopes for after they are removed?
I would say I am not relying on any great vision coming out of it and anything better than what I did have will be a bonus. I just count myself lucky that someone who had severe KC before the grafts, I am grateful that I have sufficient vision with my glasses. Anyway we shall see what happens. The main thing now is that both eyes are nearly sorted before our little girl or boy arrives in the world. I know one day I may have to go through the process again but I imagine in 20-30 years time technology will have moved on so much that who knows what they will be capable of doing then?
If there is anyone about to or going through process of a corneal transplant and have any questions feel free to ask me on @cornealgraft on twitter