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posted 10/2/2012 11:55:44 AM |
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Ok...where to start...

My surgery for my right eye was last Thursday. All went well and I was amazed by Friday afternoon I could see very well. Unlike with the left eye which was horrible for the first 4 days. But...

There was drops that I was suppose to use in my eyes AFTER surgery for 3 days. I used it in my left eye then put it in the refrigerator as instructed. After my right eye surgery (on Thursday) I forgot all about those drops until I saw them in the refrigerator on Saturday night. Unsure of what to do, I went ahead and put a drop in and almost immediately had a problem...the crushed glass feeling was there for the first time in this eye..

Sunday morning, since it was causing a problem, I figured I should call the laser center and see if I should continue them. The doctor called me back and said to go ahead with them. I used another drop and the problem just escalated so I called them again almost in a panic. The doctor said I could stop them but the pain on Monday morning was intolerable. I called and they worked me in.

Now I recieved both good and bad news. First, the good news was, the implanted lens was still in place and there was no infection. But I did have a fair sized abrasion caused by something...a drops bottle top? That was their explaination but I say absolutely not!

Then the bad news...the doctor tells me I have what is called corneal dystrophy (both eyes)...corneal dystrophy? Never heard of it. I still need to look it up on Zelda but the doctor says it's inherited. Something about the top layer of the cornea sluffs off. In other words, it doesn't take much to cause an abrasion so it could have happened when if I wiped my eye too hard after putting in the drops.

He talked like I might have to have another procedure where they scrap off the top layer of the cornea so it can heal over with new cells.

Anyway, yesterday they put in a clear contact lens soaked in antibiotic and I had to go back this morning. My vision this morning is somewhat better as there is some healing and some of the swelling has gone down. They removed the lens and put in another one and I go back again in the morning.

They stopped all the drops except for two of them...the antibiotics. I have to say, I would not recommend this place. The people are nice and the doctors are good but the way they run this office is one of the most confusing doctors offices I've ever been in! It seems kinda like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. They gave me one set of instructions for my eye drops before I had my surgeries, but when I got the drops from the pharmacy, the instuctions were different...I followed what was on the bottle. When I realized the difference, I told them about it and they just laughed and said sometimes the pharmacies do that. Apparently it doesn't matter that much but who is at fault here? The pharmacy? The doctor's office? And when the asked me what drops I was using, they barked at me for not bringing them with me. So why can't they just look at my records and see what they are??? Geez!

So anyway, that's where I'm at for now. I can only hope for a speedy healing so I can get my new glasses and be able to see again. Right now, these reading glasses work, but not well. It sure makes one aware of how precious their eyes are!!!

Ya'll take care...keep smilin' and have a happy day.


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Oct 2 @ 12:49PM  
It sure makes one aware of how precious their eyes are!!!
No truer words.

I hope you get this straightened out, Bonnie.

Oct 2 @ 1:45PM  
Me too! I have so much to do and this is just maddening!! I thought I could work on some computer projects but the strain on my eyes makes them so damn dry and wetting drops doesn't last very long. I guess I'll have to do it in fits 'n starts...

Thanks Shawn...'n I love ur kitty cat...just beautiful.

Oct 2 @ 2:24PM  
Ya need to tell them docs to get their sh*t straight cause ya got friends waiting on some stories! I'm kidding. I hope the eyes heal fine for you and you can get back to what you want to be doing.

One thing I've noticed with doctor's offices lately is they seem to operate like they're an assembly line instead of the day when they actually knew you by name on sight rather than needing their clipboard to know who they are talking to. Oh well, sign of the times I guess.


Oct 2 @ 3:47PM  
Thanks Shawn...'n I love ur kitty cat...just beautiful.
Thanks, Bonnie!

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