02 December 2007

PRK results

Well, the PRK ordeal is over with, mostly. Like the doctors said, there was a lot of pain and discomfort for the first three days. Saturday was day four and I felt pretty good. Today was day five and I'm totally pain free.

Immediately following the surgery I could see more clearly than I ever remember in my life. It was incredible. As my eyes healed, my vision got really blurry. I'm still seeing a lot of fuzziness, but I can tell a difference each day as my vision improves. The doctors say that it will take about three weeks for my vision to fully correct itself so I can see perfectly.

I'm not experiencing any other complications so I'm tentatively declaring the surgery a success. It was more painful than Lasik - and I missed three days of work due to the pain and loss of vision - so it's definitely not a low-impact surgery. But it does feel great to be free of contact lenses and glasses forever.

Long live the People's Republic of Keratotomy!

2 comments:

Natalie said...

Glad it went well, Drew! Never really got a chance to say "bye" in AZ... Thanks for making the effort to come with all those kids! And tell Cali thanks, too. I'm glad you married her. She's a keeper!

mumovearls said...

Wow! eye surgery scares me! I glad to here it went well!