After 38 years suffering from a progressive eye disease, Peter Fermer’s life has been transformed by surgery at The McIndoe Centre.
Peter, 53, was diagnosed with Keratoconus in his right eye when he was just 15 years old. The eye disease means the cornea, which is normally round, thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape.
At the time the only treatment available was to wear a hard contact lens which Peter found he could not get on with and so simply had to live with the condition.
After carrying out research he decided to look at his options again and arranged to see Consultant Ophthalmic, Corneal and Reflective surgeon Mr Samer Hamada at The McIndoe Centre who recommended a corneal graft to improve sight in the right eye. The operation was carried out in November.