Friday, October 01, 2010

My Catarect Surgery

I've had a lot of requests about my Cataract Surgery, I'll try to make it short. They told me to be at the hospital at 10am, Surgery at 11:30am. They prept me and I lay on the gurney until 1pm when I asked what's going on, The Doctor didn't come in until 1 pm. and insisted I was scheduled for 1pm until I showed her my paper that read 11:30 am.  She was embarrassed. They had screwed up the schedule and I was scheduled for 1pm. They wheeled me into the operating room and gave me some eye drops, and put a large adhesive circle over my face and eye and then cut a slit in the adhesive where my right eye is, then came a clamp that held my eye open wide. The doctor using a microscope slit the cataract into pieces and suctioned them out. She then made a slit into what I believe is the cornea and inserted an artificial lens similar to a contact lens. she told me this lens will remove my prescription need for glasses for distance but will still need reading glasses. She gave me 4 kinds of eye drops to be taken 4 times a day and one of them 8 times a day. On the drive home I was very concerned because my vision in that eye looked like I had 5 layers of cataracts now, all I could make out was a blur of objects. Many eye drops later it is getting better. I can now read the schedule on my TV without glasses. In 2 weeks I am supposed to get the left eye done. IT'S ALL GOOD!

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1 comment:

Junosmom said...

It is wonderful what they can do nowadays. Maybe they should use some modern technology to schedule surgeries!