Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lasik over and done with....

Finally. Done. Over. But the healing process goes on... I'm still tearing and there's some slight pain. But according to doc, it went as well as it possibly could.
After a series of pre-op check up, I was found to be unsuitable to do the more common LASIK ops. My eyeballs were asymmetrical due to chronic contact lens wearing. I had to undergo another procedure called Epi Lasik. It was a less common procedure as it had a longer healing time and post op was more painful than Lasik. However, it was less invasive than Lasik as it did not involve the removing of the cornea to laser the eye. The exact procedure or differences of the two is simply beyond my understanding! (as of now, cos the pain and the near blurness of my current vision now does not make me feel like checking out the differences!)
I now have a lens in each of my eye to protect the tender surface of the eyeball. They will be removed in 3 to 4 days time. The whole procedure took about 10mins and that was due to the doc having to prepare the eye for the laser itself. The actual lasering took only a couple seconds and like my friend said, it was probably the most expensive operation ever for such a quick procedure!! It was pretty scary actually to allow someone to invade your eyes like that. But in actual fact, there was not really enough time for the scary feeling to take over. By the time the surgeon was done, the scary feeling had not even had time to develop! Hahahaha! So on the second day when the other eye was to be done, all feeling of nervousness was more or less over cos the procedure was fairly quick and painless.
So now, I'm still in slight stinging pain (only occasionally, not constant pain) and the blurness is still there but at least I can see without any eye aid. That has gotta be the best feeling in the world after wearing glasses and contacts for almost 20 years!
Need to stop now cos the tearing is starting. Will have brand new eyes in a week's time! Yipeeeee!!!!


Edleen said...

have a good rest Shir :)
we'll go roaming about or cropping again once you're better.

Yin said...

Rest well Shirley, and good that now you won't require those horrid glasses or contacts anymore.

I'm still hesitant about having lasik for fear of any after effects. Just scared i guess.

Have a good weekend ahead!!

Regina said...

Congrats! Be sure to rest and don't strain your eyes. It is well worth the discomfort in the longrun. It was one of the best thing I ever did!

Diana said...

have a wonderful and speedy recovery, shirley =D

Georgina Ooi said...

Wow, you finally done it!! Makes me wanna go out there and just get it done and over it too. Altho' I'm still a bit apprehensive. So glad you're recovering and all the pain are going off. Yay to a future without glasses and contacts!!!

Cariena said...

you are so lucky!! i am a type 1 diabetic, and they won't do it for me!! i hope the pain will subside soon, and that you will ENJOY your sight!!

sollie said...

Have a speed recovery!!
Love, Isolde