Monday, December 29, 2008

TWO AND A HALF YEARS LATER

I am back in glasses.

After all this.

My left eye goes very twonky. I visited the Opthalmologist in early December and my vision was 25/70. The right eye being 25. About a week later I visited the Optometrist because I have been having trouble seeing at night to drive. With so much more driving that I have to do now, I wanted glasses.

The optometrist said my eyes were 25/100. She attributed the difference to the dryness I am still experiencing. And the dryness is with using Restasis twice a day. The Opthalmologist tells me that the dryness will likely increase as I age. Oh boy.

I got the glasses and driving is much easier with them.

Now, my eyes are not anywhere near as bad as they were before the surgeries. Before they were 300/400. So it is better. But they are still dry, though not as uncomfortable since I've been wearing the glasses for driving.

Two and a half years later, would I do it again?

Nope.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

TWO YEARS LATER


I visited the ophthalmologist yesterday. Same office as my repair surgery, but different doctor. A very nice, very young Indian woman.

Here's the down low on my eyes, two years after the surgeries:

Because the nerves have been cut I do not always feel when there is something in my eye. Or it will just feel slightly uncomfortable. This also makes whatever is in my eye hard to find and hard to get out.

My eyes are also profoundly dry. Especially the left one that had the two surgeries. I will now have to use:



twice a day. Probably forever. Who knows.

The past two years the dry eye has been remarkably uncomfortable. But the vision has held.

The upside here is that if the restasis works as it should, I should finally enjoy a full benefit after all this.

Would I do it again, if I had the choice?

No.