She wants a dead guy's eyes

This article originally appeared in the January 2015 edition of INVISION.

Conversation with a seemingly normally functional patient, a 55-year-old woman who doesn’t want to wear glasses at all. After discussing contact lens, LASIK and surgical options with her, none of which would “give her what she wants,” the following exchange occurred:

Patient: “I heard that they are starting to do eye transplants for improving vision. Am I a candidate?”

Me: “What exactly do you mean by ‘eye transplants’?”

Patient: “When they take a dead person’s eyes, who had good vision, and replace another person’s eyes who wants better vision.”

Dr. Leigh Kozak, Medical Eye Care Associates, Norwood, MA