September 15th, 2003

Enterprise Bridge

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...

This is what I look like at the moment:

The shields are to protect my eyes from any accidental trauma, and to help keep out dust and debris. I have to wear them continuously 'till my post-op exam tomorrow morning, and then only at night for the next week. This is to keep the corneal flap from dislodging. I can't rub my eyes for three months for that reason. No baseball for a week (it's too dusty,) no swimming for two weeks, no hot tubs for four. Antibiotic and steroid eyedrops four times a day for a week to aid healing of the flap. I'll probably get a pair of clear sport sunglasses to wear this fall during baseball, just as a precaution.

Right now, I can see pretty clearly looking across the room, which is considerably better than when I woke up this morning. The shields aren't meant as long-term optical instruments, so they do cloud my vision a little bit. My vision will improve gradually over the next couple of weeks, and a little bit more over the next couple of months.
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