Today is Monday. It has been 3 days since my last post.
On Friday (the day after the procedure) I went to Dr. Goodman’s office first thing in the morning. The bandage was taken off my eye, and I was asked to read the chart. I was able to read some of the letters (with work) down to the 20-60 line plus one more letter. Wow! My vision in the left eye is already better than it was the day before corrected with glasses. I was given a regimen of eye drops. vigamox (an anti biotic) and Pred Forte (an anti inflammatory) 4 times a day (8, noon, 4, and 8 ) and celluvisc (a lubricant) every hour. The first dose was given and I got a sense of how fragile my ey was when the O.D. wiped my eye with a tissue. He was so gentle I barely felt the tissue.
The rest of Friday I slept and still was a little groggy. My eye though feels pretty good when I keep the eye drops in. I can tell when it is time to put in a lubricating drop, but even then it is not pain by any means.
Saturday, I was over the General anesthesia. I was able to stay up all day. This made getting the drops in on time much easier and my eye feels great.
Sunday, I made it to church in the morning. I was not terribly tired. I realized that I hadn’t focused past a few feet for a couple days, and looking any distance was tiring but not painful. Not much to report about my eyes. I am still not reading. I have The Lord of the Rings and CD and our reading from the Bible about the Eucharist on CD as well.
Today has been more of the same. I don’t know what is meant by sensitivity to light. My eyes are a little sensitive when I am outdoors, but I don’t have any problems in doors at all. The eye shades I was given have worked for all but the most direct sunlight. The white part of my eye is a little red but mainly it looks like a bad allergy day.
Actually the most annoying part has been the eye shield. I am supposed to tape it on each night to keep from jostling the eye in bed. Each morning I take off the shield and have an ugly rash where it touches the skin. (I used a gauze pad under the edges of the shield last night and that helped some. The other problem is that I am supposed to tape it on, but the tape won’t stick to my beard. I am not actually sure how much good it is doing. I am going to try a strap of some kind (like a real pirate’s eye patch to hold the shield if I can find one. Halloween is coming up. I should be able to find something. hi hi.