Lester Christianson

Lester was born with Fuch’s Dystrophy, inheriting the disease from his mother’s side. He suffered from blindness in both eyes all of his life. In 2001, he had a cornea transplant in his left eye but later developed macular degeneration and is unable to see clearly out of that eye. In October 2011, he received a partial thickness cornea transplant in his right eye and has had a good outcome. He is able to read, cook and drive. “Without the transplant in my right eye I wouldn’t be able to continue living alone. I realized it was getting too dangerous to do household things like cook when I could barely see where the appliances were. Seeing out of one eye is good enough for me!”