The Femto-LASIK procedure

Our Patients with Corneal Transplants

27 August 2015 | KERATOPLASTY | Цитата

Slavik Shellunc, 56 years old

Slavik was working in his workshop with an angle grinder when the disc broke and hit him in the eye. “Right away I felt a severe pain and my eye became dark. I was taken to the hospital and there the doctors told me that my cornea was damaged. I have already had several eye surgeries in Russia. Coming to Armenia was my last hope,” said Slavik. The surgery was performed a week before we met Slavik.

Before the surgery, he had only ‘light perception’ which provided him with only the ability to tell light from dark and the general direction of a light source. But on the day after the surgery, he could see lights and could differentiate between different objects. Slavik had several previous attempts at corneal transplantation, but each time his body rejected the eye and as a result, it was removed. Slavik lives in Stavropol, Russia and travelled to Armenia for the corneal transplantation. Slavik and his family moved to Russia many years ago. They own a small grocery shop which is their only source of income. Slavik has one daughter and one son, as well as two grandchildren. He couldn’t wait to return home to see his loved ones.

Argishti Harutyunyan, 25 years old

Argishti started to lose his vision in 2009. He was diagnosed with an astigmatism and started wearing lenses.

However, his sight continued to decline day by day and dramatically worsened during his military service. He had only six months remaining when was referred to the Malayan Clinic for a detailed examination. “I started to wear lenses and with those I could see 10 lines in the eye chart, but the lenses were not very comfortable and they were causing injuries to my eye. Doctors suggested that the solution for my sight would be corneal transplants,” said Argishti.

He waited for the transplants for a long time as it is really difficult to get them in Armenia. He had almost lost hope and even decided to travel to Tbilisi, Georgia to have the surgery there. But finally, one day the doctor called him and told that there is an opportunity to get the transplants. The day after the surgery, Argishti could see without glasses or lenses, although his vision was blurred at first. Over the following days, his vision continued to improve and he could see very clearly. Now Argishti is getting ready for the corneal transplantation surgery for his second eye. “I would also like to add that I am very thankful to the doctors, AECP and the organization that provided the transplants and I would be happy if this initiative would continue as I know that many people are still waiting for their turn,” added Argishti. Argishti hopes to soon become a doctor. He is a master’s degree student at the Yerevan State Medical University. Argishti currently works at a pharmacy, as a consultant. He has a girlfriend and plans to get married after he becomes more confident about his sight.

Arman Grigoryan, 25 years old

Arman lost the sight in his right eye as a child. He was playing with a box of matches, when accidently the head from a fired match struck his eye resulting in blindness. “I could see - but very badly. I could hardly read the first line in the eye chart. I had the surgery two weeks ago and now I can see until the sixth line. I decided to have the surgery in Armenia as I had heard good things about the doctors from my relatives who live here. When I came, I was not disappointed. I was very pleased with the way they explained everything to me and with the care they showed for each patient. That gave me a feeling of trust,” said Arman.

Arman currently lives in Krasnodar, Russia. He is studying for a master’s degree of law at university. At the moment, he earns his living by working at a car repair service.

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