Garth is 82 and has been married for nearly 57 years. He has an active family and enjoyed a 40-year career as a food science instructor at the University of Rhode Island.
He’s also suffered with the debilitating eye disorder, Fuch’s Dystrophy for most of his life. Fuch’s Dystrophy is an inherited disease and affects the eye’s ability to regulate fluid, leading to cloudy, blurred and painful blisters in his eyes.
After cataract surgery diminished his vision to looking at life through a pinhole, Garth had a cornea transplant thanks to his skilled surgeon, Dr. Michael Zegans and the generosity of an anonymous corneal donor.
Now his eyes are clear and they don’t hurt anymore. He no longer has to constantly lubricate his eye with medicated drops and he can see without pain. He’s even driving and can be a active participant in his life once again.
“It was a remarkably easy procedure and there is nothing to be afraid of—don’t put it off. It’s amazing to restore your sight”.
My thanks and gratitude goes out to the donor family for giving me a second chance. This is truly a miracle.”