Left Eye Update
It’s been about 5 months since the operation on my left eye to ‘peel’ away the macular pucker and I know several of you have waited to hear how things are going. During my exam in late March, I could read at 2150 (left eye) using the pinholes – this is the best it’s been in years.
I still have a general blurriness in the central area of the eye but every week or so I notice things I couldn’t see before using only my left eye. Now I can see a whole face and not just the outer part – my husband has a nose again. I’m starting to see whole trees when I look outside although things at a distance remain difficult. My depth perception is improving and I know I’m getting a lot more light as reading with both eyes is easier.
My ophthalmologist is pleased with the way things are going although he says there’s still a lot of internal swelling. He’s put me on a regime of Prednisolone drops – 4 a day for the next few weeks to see if that reduces the swelling faster.
I’m not driving very much yet because glare seems to have increased but I continue to be patient with the process. It can take up to a year for my left eye vision to improve and I’m seeing enough positive change that I’m happy to just breathe through each day.
Thanks to all of you who follow my posts, for your concern and your good wishes.
I’m researching information on Low Vision Specialists and how to determine the good from the rest so stay tuned for that story coming soon.