Day 13 after ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) Surgery
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!