Eye operation is almost a success!

I did not really write about this but last Friday I had my eyes operated on (LASIK) surgery. I was pretty much out of commission the entire weekend and I am able to look at a computer screen today so I guess I am back in action. A lot happened over the weekend and I don't want to go into too much detail about it but what I would like to do is write about the procedure as I find it more interesting now that I have been through it.

I was not a candidate for the “cutting” version of lasik where they make an incision and flap the cornea over because my cornea is too thin. So I had to have the scraping method. The recovery is 3-5 days and you have to wear a bandage clear contact lens – which I get out tomorrow. In short, the procedure was more than interesting. Seeing the scraping, laser and everything else was amazing but very annoying. It was pretty difficult to keep steady and look at the “red light”. The entire procedure took about 20 minutes and the laser took 46 seconds on my right eye and 41 seconds on the left eye. I am around a -5 prescription in both eyes – give or take a few points. I was able to pass the drivers test the next day (on Saturday). As my wife says, I am a bad patient and I know she put up with a lot of crap over the weekend. Especially on Monday where the left contact would not stay still – it was extremely irritating. I used the “special medicine” last night and I slept like a baby. This medicine basically numbs the entire eye and you don't feel anything. The problem is if you use it the eye stops healing so its not recommended. Today I feel great! I can see the computer and I can't wait to get the “bandages” off tomorrow.

So far everything is great. Stay tuned..

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