On Friday afternoon I spent about an hour and a half having my left eye treated under sedation at Southampton Eye Hospital.
This was more uncomfortable than the previous operation, but also far more complex. First the cataracts were removed, then a new lens inserted to match the vision of my right eye.
When that was completed the torn retina was tackled with lasers to put it back together. Finally an oil bubble was implanted to hold the retina in place until it has healed. At some point this bubble will need to surgically removed.
Meanwhile I am largely immobile, having to spend five days lying with My right cheek to a pillow while things settle. I have invested in several new audio books.
I can already make out blurred shapes and colours with my left eye only – an amazing improvement on the grey mist of last week. It is unbelievable what the surgeons can do to repair such a complicated and sensitive organ.
Back in two weeks for a progress review.
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I wish you the very best and quick recovery.
Good luck! I listened to the Iliad in audiobook while recovering earlier and highly recommend it – it’s long, but not too involved.
Think I’ll give that one a miss. I had to read it in Latin at school. ☹️
Wishing you a very speedy recovery.
Good to hear that the procedure went well.