Update on Eye Surgery

It has been a couple of weeks since I posted. I’m doing well following the PRK laser surgery from a couple of weeks ago. The recovery was a little more difficult than I would have liked. I was never in any real pain, just a lot of irritation in my eyes. I had surgery on Thursday and went back to the doctor on Friday. My vision was 20-15 which is better than normal. They said that my vision would actually get worse and then get better as the eye healed. On Saturday I was very blurry and almost seeing double. That gave me a little bit of nausea and I slept a lot on Saturday. Pastor Mike, our youth pastor, preached for me during both services on Sunday. Again, I slept most of the day. I was encouraged to be able to participate in the worship service on Sunday morning from home. Our church broadcasts live over a local AM radio station. This was the first time I listened to a service from our church over the radio. Pastor Mike did an excellent job preaching a relevant message on the book of Ecclesiastes. On Monday, I went back to the doctor and they removed the contact lens bandages. On Tuesday, I was back in the office and made a couple of visits. My eyes were tired so I took a little nap that afternoon. When I awoke, I was in misery with my left eye watering. I felt like I had an eye lash in my eye that I could not remove. We called the doctor and he said it sounded like I had a slough in my eye. I went back to the doctor on Wednesday and he confirmed that the the tissue in the epithelium had sloughed off and it had left a little filament or a little piece of tissue that was flapping on the cornea. He put some drops in my eye to numb the eye and then trimmed off that tissue. He then placed another contact lens bandage on my eye. I immediately felt relief. I preached on Wednesday night, but near the end of my message I saw a couple of people cringe in the back of the church. Apparently, I had rubbed my right eye. A couple of minutes later my right eye started watering just like my left eye had the day before. I just knew I had the same problem with a slough now in my right eye. I went back to the doctor on Thursday. My left eye was healing well enough to remove the contact lens bandage. The doctor said I was right about my right eye. He said it looked like a “knuckle shot.” Apparently I had pushed on my right eye with my knuckle and cracked the healing epithelium. There was no filament or anything like that so he encouraged me to use the artificial tears every half hour. Ever since last Thursday, I have done much better. My vision was 20-40 and it appears to be getting better. I preached both messages on Sunday and I am now functioning as normal. I’m still using the tears regularly. If you are reading this please pray that I’ll continue to heal. The doctors actually said that I am healing quicker than most people.

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