Monday, June 23, 2008
Saw my eye doc this a.m. The good news is that the sclera is intact. The scleral band (buckle) that he had put in place 4 years ago to reattach the retina had "eroded" through the conjunctival wall, snapping some small blood vessels along the way. There are a couple of options. One is to go in and surgically remove the band entirely through a process called "scraping" the retina. My sister had to have this done a little over a year ago. One of the dangers here is redetachment of the retina, among other things, but then I live with that danger already under the present circumstances without surgery! The other option, which I am choosing, is to wait, watch how the eye does, and see what happens over the next 4 months or so. I have some blurring of vision over and above what I already had which is likely due to the post traumatic inflammation following the incident last week. I already know that I have to have surgeries (probably sometime next year) to "uncloud" the intraocular lens implants I received following cataract surgery in each eye 6 years ago, so one less surgical invasion of my eyes won't hurt my feelings one little bit! Besides...I am without pain in this eye for the first time in 4 years, now that the pressure of the band has been relieved. I'll take that and be grateful!