DENTIST'S SIGHT RESTORED AFTER CORNEAL TRANSPLANT
Francis Moore, of Norman, Okla., began his budding career in dentistry at age 25. Just two years later, he began to lose his vision and could only see with one eye. Disappointed in his vision and worried about his career, he visited an ophthalmologist and was later diagnosed with an eye condition that could only be cured by a cornea transplant.
At just 27 years old, Moore was fearful about his future as a dentist. He would doubt himself and his profession wondering who would want to have dental procedures completed by a one-eyed dentist.
He was able to receive a cornea transplant, which was successful. Miraculously, once he recovered from the procedure, he regained his vision and proceeded to practice dentistry. The cornea transplant completely restored his sight.
“I think frequently of my donor’s life ending and how my professional career was rescued,” Moore said. “I am forever grateful for the generosity of a young man who passed this life too soon.”
Moore is now retired from the practice of dentistry, and has had no difficulties with his transplanted cornea of 45 years. He is incredibly grateful for the man who saved his sight and his career.
Over 48,000 Americans have their sight restored each year as a result of corneal transplants. Without the generosity of eye donors, sight would not be possible for many.
LifeShare encourages all Oklahomans to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor and to share your decision with your family. You can give the gift of life by registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at www.LifeShareRegistry.org.