The Goth Look
The cataract surgery went fine but this one was more uncomfortable than the first. It felt irritated all day yesterday wearing the patch and by the time I got up Thursday morning it looked like my eye was bleeding! Panic! I had to get the patch off, and the nurse at So. Eye had told me I could take it off if I felt like the tape was scratching. But Thursday morning after all the anesthetic had worn off, it felt like it was in shreds!
We went to Dr. Mitchell's a bit early and he looked and said - no, it isn't scratched, but just bruised. Like you bruise your arm - it was all just beneath the skin. (I guess it did bleed from one of the vessels just a bit.) But the IOP was high! 30! Not good. Use the xalatan drops at least till time to stop using the Omnipred (steroid drop). So, back to that - but I knew it was a possibility.
Today I can see much better - the pressure was back down to 13, which is great. Some powerful little drops, that xalatan! The bruising will clear in in a couple of weeks. Meantime I look like a little like Lurch on Addams Family. Vision still wobbly - both eyes not focusing together at same time, but better than yesterday. Not burning and watering like yesterday either. And I need to get off here very soon.
I turned in all my glasses - the regular trifocals I'd worn for about 8 years, the reading glasses I wore hardly any, and the old-old prescription glasses I'd had stained for sunglasses. I used some of Paul's $1 reading glasses a while ago for some small print and for close work, that helped. Hopefully, I won't have to have any. But - colors and clarity. Mrs. Margarite Burt called Paul about something the other day and he mentioned my cat surg. She said, "Yes, colors are so clear!" I guess that's one of the most noticeable improvements. Like having smoke blown away, or the windows of your house cleaned.