Well, 4 months elapsed since my last visit to Dr. Holland, so I had an appointment today. I had the usual check ups and topology. Their office was a *zoo* … I waited 2 hours. Thank goodness their office has Wi-Fi and I was able to do some email and watch a bit of YouTube. Not an empty seat in the waiting rooms – and I had asked for “first appointment of the day.”
My eye pressure was 18, totally normal. The graft was crystal clear. No problems. I complained about my dry eye at night and he suggested I change to a gel based lubricant and gave me some samples. I’ve used them before and not liked their goopiness.
The topology (right) showed that it was time to remove two more sutures, so I was numbed up and Dr. Holland started the process. It seemed to take longer than usual to cut and pull them out. I was stone-still during this process. Anyway, after the numbing drops wore off, it was pretty sore – yowch! The sutures seemed to be a bit stubborn. I think that the longer they’re in, the more they integrate into the tissue of your eye. I took some Tylenol and started my weekend a bit early
Anyway, the usual Vigamox antibiotic dose for 3 days and go back in 4 months.
Now I will make an appointment to get fit for contacts to match my new Rx (suture removal changed my astigmatism levels.)
postscript: Eye was completely normal the next day. No discomfort at all. And I think my vision has improved a bit, especially with my glasses.