Day 5: Saturday Nathaniel definitely seems “back to normal” today. He’s much more able to enjoy the sunshine… We got him out of the apartment for the first time! He’s seeing pretty well today, and just feels like he has old contacts in his eyes… probably because he does. Overall, he's feeling great and is … Continue reading PRK Surgery Recovery: Day 5
Day 4: Friday Today, Nathaniel had his follow-up appointment with the eye doctor, and was hopeful that he would get his bandage contacts out. He was feeling a bit blurry, especially in one eye. He was much more comfortable though, and able to look at screens. He actually felt more eye dryness and was using … Continue reading PRK Surgery Recovery: Day 4
Day 1 Post-Surgery: Tuesday Nathaniel slept straight through the night and woke up this morning feeling much better. I guess when you rest for 20 hours, it gives your eyes a little time to heal. He had a series of three drops to take 4 times a day, and then moisturizing tears as often as … Continue reading PRK Surgery Recovery: Day 1-3
With lots of anticipation (read: terror), Nathaniel and I went in to the UW Eye Institute this morning for his procedure. They started with a quick consultation to go over the procedure and answer last-minute questions. They went ahead and explained the eye drop regimen Nathaniel would be on after surgery. then they brought us … Continue reading PRK Surgery Day-Of: Monday
Well folks, there’s no turning back now. Nathaniel is signed up, and has paid for, PRK Laser Eye surgery. For those of you rusty on your eye surgery knowledge, there are two main types of Laser eye surgery for improving nearsightedness. One is called PRK, and the other is LASIK. I had heard of LASIK … Continue reading Nathaniel’s Laser Eye Surgery Countdown: 2 days left!