EBAA established the “Through My Eyes” contest to give cornea recipients and donor family members the opportunity to share their experience of receiving sight or giving sight through their loved ones using drawings, paintings, photographs, or videos.
EBAA would like to congratulate this year’s “Through My Eyes” Contest winner:
Terry Robinson, Cornea Recipient
Courtesy of Transplant Services Center UT Southwestern Medical Center
I have always been an avid photographer, enjoying photographing my trips to Colorado, my boys playing baseball or simply my dogs in my backyard. About 15 years ago I noticed that I could not read my in camera displays very well. Things were blurry, and therefore my photographs suffered. Soon thereafter I went to my eye Doctor, and I was diagnosed with Keratoconus. I suffered from this disease for many years until in December of 2009. I underwent a right corneal transplant under the steady hands of Dr. Brad Bowman at Cornea Associates of North Texas. It was not long after this operation that my eyesight was fully restored and I [could] once again take clear and sharp photographs. I have attached some of these to this document. I am so thankful for my eyesight and so very thankful for the family who, in the time of despair and grief, decided to donate the corneas of their lost loved one. I am grateful for my eyesight and so grateful for the donation process of which I am a donation ambassador.
Terry also shared two other amazing photos from Colorado: