Day 13 after ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) Surgery

June 11, 2008 at 10:07 pm 2 comments

They say Day 5 is sort of a “magic day” for most people, the surface of the eye can tolerate having the “clear bandage contact” removed.  I got a bit too dehydrated one afternoon, having spilt my drink in the van and needing to vaccum it out when we got home, I was so tired after a day of shopping I went straight to bed.  Overnight, the contact adhered to my cornea, tearing a piece of the freshly healed layer off when I hydrated it to death the next AM and couldn’t get it to move.  A gentle nudge did not do the trick, tearing it.  That slowed me down 2-3 more days.

Also, pulling my shades off right after surgery with one hand caused the ear-piece to whack my other eye causing swelling five times the other eye.  That slowed that eye’s healing down a few days.

So, now, I can see a few stars at night, what I call a satellite, The Hub calls it a planet (I think I’m right).  I can see people’s faces across the width of the pool today.  I can read a bit more easily and can skim magazines, though no heavy book reading.  I did my Bible study with size 14 bold font this week as compared to 24 font last week.

I cancelled by eye appointment today.  One, I was tired from the party yesterday.  Two, Red’s birthday and I didn’t want to run him around town.  Three, I’m having mono-double vision–double vision in my right eye with smaller letters.  I don’t know if it’s still healing, or a problem (web sites say if the ablation did not adequately flatten the surface, you can get an island there causing mono-double vision.  I sincerely hope taht is not the situation!).

I want to give it a few days to see if it resolves with some more healing time before I go through Dr. freak-out.  (You know that drill.)

The other eye is single vision, still a bit hazy is all…still healing nicely.

Today was the first day I have not been conscious of my eyes all day long in thirteen days.  It was a great feeling!  I could see road signs better today.  My night vision is good, if not better than day vision–less glare and haze I suppose.

I’m guessing I’m about 20/40 in both eyes right now.  We’ll see Friday.  Mainly waiting on my reading vision to catch up.  As I heal…it is expected to get better.  Faith!

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  • 1. Maury  |  June 12, 2008 at 8:49 pm


    Give it 30 days, then you’ll see a dramatic change begin. Sucks about the injuries you self-inflicted — shame on you!! =)

    After 60 days, I was really clear.

    After 90 days, all was near perfect.


  • 2. charlan  |  May 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I had asa surgery on Friday. Tue.morning my vision was 20/70.
    I only had the right eye done and going to use the left eye for close up. When I close my left eye, my surgery eye is blurry and I can’t even read the computer in front of me. How many days do you think it will take to be able to read or see pretty clear?

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