Ryan’s wife was scheduling herself an eye doctor’s appointment, and since it had been a while since his vision was checked he asked her to schedule him one too. What came next was a shock to Ryan: He was diagnosed with Keratoconus in his left eye. He knew he had trouble seeing but didn’t realize it was so bad that he needed a cornea transplant.
Ryan had a cornea transplant in June 2011. His vision improved initially, but full recovery has been slower than expected. He will be fitted for contact lenses soon and should be able to see well.
“It was humbling realizing it was a sad day for someone else but a happy day for me.”