Saturday, October 01, 2016
Ooo, I SEE!
Only an hour or so after the surgery. No glasses needed but tears pour down my cheeks whenever I briefly open my eyes. Plastic eye shields are taped in place for 24 hours and then used only while sleeping for one week.
About 6 hours post-op eyes are still watering and sore and are very sensitive to light. Spending most of the first 24 hours sleeping.
24 hours after surgery, eyes are blood shot and feeling like I've been out in a wind storm, but are otherwise pain free.
My MID-range sight is perfect, which is so much better than I had expected! Working at the computer is not a problem at all. The dashboard of the car is perfectly clear. Having a conversation at the dinner table or standing talking to someone, excellent -- very clear.
Close-up vision is also much better than I had anticipated. I think I will only be needing reading glasses for the tiniest of print, very fine detailed work, or reading for long periods of time. I can see my iPhone and read a magazine just fine. Tiny writing on a medication bottle or the "fine print" of a contract? Well, perhaps not. I'll likely be whipping out a magnifier or reading glasses for that.
My distance vision is still hazy and not quite perfect. It's still plenty good enough to drive. I have a bit of inflammation in both eyes so the distance vision may improve as the inflammation is treated.