Louise Beamer

Louise has suffered eye and vision problems for nearly thirty years. She had a melanoma of the iris removed in her twenties and soon after a cataract developed, so she was forced to undergo yet another surgery. Unfortunately that surgery left her nearly blind in that eye. Two corneal transplants later, Louise’s vision has significantly improved. She no longer bumps into people or things or cuts herself while chopping vegetables. She drives with more confidence. "For me, changing lanes while driving was one of the hardest things to do with sight in only one eye. It is one of the main reasons I decided to have a corneal transplant," said Louise. Even though Louise is experiencing some signs of rejection, she appreciates the advantage of having depth perception and vision in both eyes. "I am extremely grateful to the donors and the donor families who have given me the chance of having sight out of two eyes again," said Louise.