I was diagnosed with Keratoconus when I was in service they gave me glasses first then contacts the first kind was hard center and soft skirt perma-soft then hard ones after retiring is when I had transplants after my corneas ruptured and scared them I was 20/400 the day of surgery and now around 20/30 I think I can wear either glasses or contacts even tried both at one point so should I go back and try to get service connected? Now here is the thing since I had transplants I no longer have Keratoconus what all info I need to do this? I had corneal transplants in both eyes 2 years apart mine was not service connected they said it was genetic and denied it. My decision is attached from 2001.
long story short am service connected for gastric/heartburn at 0% for 11 yrs now was taking meds in service for it total of about 20 yrs now. Just had scope done and they say I have Barrets Esophagus and Hydial Hernia I called my VSO and he said we would have to go with secondary to heartburn but doctor needs to say it is connected to the heartburn and how it is. Will a VA doctor or PA do this? On my decision they service connected gastric but said I was diagnosed with gerd. so would it be better to go for an increase or just try to file for Gerd? Or would they try to connect the 2 together? Since I was diagnosed with gerd can I file for service connection for gerd it was their diagnosis? Then can I also file for increase for gastritis and included the diagnosis from in service? May get one of the 2 that way. I just donít think I can get someone to write an opinion on my case here.