Post by The Circle Television Network on May 7, 2015 11:05:01 GMT -5
Here is a picture of my left eye after my surgery. I have a condition that is called Keratoconus. It is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a cone shape. In my case, I have it in both eyes and this gives me double vision in both eyes, and I end up with 4 competing images.
This is a little better than what I usually see, but it is pretty close:
The first step us usually a hard contact lenses that reshape the cornea and corrects your vision, but these are hard to put in and take out and hurt a lot. If you can't tolerate contacts, like me...you have to look at other treatments (the most extreme being a cornea transplant).
I opted for an implant to reshape the cornea. They use a laser to cut a path and slide tiny plastic bumpers in that prop up the cornea. It isn't 100%, but they can always reverse it. There is no reversing a transplant.
Here is my post op picture. The implant is usually an entire ring, but they only recommended half a ring to adjust my deviation. It is only for my left eye for now, they may try the right eye in a few months...if this one keeps working. Don't look at it if you are easily grossed out...not that it is that bad... (scroll down)
Post by Dazi Molaroni on May 13, 2015 9:25:45 GMT -5
I have the same thing in both of my eyes...but my left eye also has "lazy eye" so I am 90% blind i nit. However, they started me with special glasses, they did not want to put the lens in or have surgery with my eyes because of my left one and the shape it is in. This makes me a bit more confident about surgery, if I ever need it though.
Post by The Circle Television Network on May 13, 2015 16:54:57 GMT -5
This wasn't bad at all. It doesn't hurt, but sometimes it just feels like there is something in my eye (probably the stitch) but when I am busy, I don’t notice it. Right after my surgery my vision was excellent, but it has been fluctuating since then…which is normal. The good thing is that I am wearing soft contacts at the moment. Hard lenses REALLY suck!
Good luck with your eyes! I’ll keep everyone updated as I go through this.
Wow. I couldn't even Imagine. Personally I have simple Myopia (Distance vision impairment) I'm at about a -7.00 in both eyes and have been for about 12 years now so the doctors were impressed that it seems to have settled down and will probably stay the same until my eyes naturally deteroiate due to age when I'll need bifocals (assumedly)As it stands right now, If I take my glasses off, I can't even make out details on someone's face unless they are less than a foot in front of me.
I've thought about lazer correction but in all honesty I have had my glasses since I was 10 (that's 22 years for those counting) and I've learned to live with them. Just sucks when swimming.
I really hope that this surgery helps Ron. You're a great guy and a great writer so would hate to see you have to give that up due to vision issues. Quick recovery!!
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