Sunday, March 20, 2011

PRK Recovery Day 2-3

Thursday was a little rockier, but still not too bad. My vision was markedly more blurry, but I could still see decently. My right eye felt really good - I had to remind myself that it needed drops too. My left eye was a little worse off. I had a fairly constant foreign body sensation, and it stung a little on and off. Mostly though, I was feeling good, and probably not resting as much as I should have. By midday, I started having a shooting pain in my left eye. It came and went, and only lasted about an hour, but it was pretty unpleasant.

At 2pm, I had my first follow up appointment. My vision measured 20/40 in my left eye, and 20/50 in my right. Considering it started at 20/400, I was happy. My doctor said things were healing well, but to expect another day or two of discomfort, and for Saturday to be my worst day as far as vision, because the cells would be healing directly in my line of sight.

By that evening, both eyes had begun to burn. Icepacks helped, but the sensation got more intense as the night went on. I hadn't filled my pain prescription, and started to wish I had. It was a really rough night. My eyes burned and teared up all night, and through the next day. My vision worsened again, and my sensitivity to light increased too. I basically wore dark glasses all day, unless I was putting in drops or icing my eyes. I got some pain medication and slept a lot of the day. I was definitely questioning my surgery at this point. Luckily the pain meds took the edge off, and I was able to sleep Friday night.

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