Joanne Chesnut

Joanne’s first cornea transplant was painless but her vision cleared slowly, and her second transplant was very painful but her vision cleared up much faster.  “I would tell anyone else not to be afraid to do this.  Don’t put it off.” She suffered from Fuch’s Dystrophy for 40 years before undergoing surgery in her left eye on July 18, 2011. Over a year later, in October 2012, she received a cornea transplant in her right eye. She sees much more clear now, even being able to spot small items on the floor without having to get down on her hands and knees to search.   “It has changed my feelings of well-being to more positive thoughts. I see beauty even in weeds.”