The procedure on my left eye will be Wednesday, August 15th, at , and like I said this is easy. Two days before the operation I have to put one drop of Ciprofloxacin and Nevanac (antibiotics) into my eye four times a day.
The day of surgery place one drop of Ciprofloxacin and Nevanac in the operative eye. At , I start putting in one drop each of Ciprofloxacin, Nevanac and Durezol into my eye every two hours until bed time. One other thing to remember is these drops have to be put into the eye five minutes apart.
The next day for a week, you have to put in Ciprofloxacin (4 x day), Nevanac (2 x day) and Durezol drops (2 x day). The second week, you put in Nevanac (2 x day) and Durezol drops (2 x day). The third week, you in Nevanac (1 x day) and Durezol drops (1 x day). The third week is when you have the second surgery, so you are also doing the drops for that eye.
You really need to keep track of the drops and times you use them, so I suggest making a list with date, right/left eye, and number of times you need to put that drop in. Write the time you put the drop in, and remember there has to be five minutes between each drop.
The first week there is no bending, straining, heavy lifting, or make-up around eye for 1 week. It is okay to take a shower, but do not splash water in face. Do not rub or bump your operative eye and you have to wear eye shield for three days while sleeping or napping. Also, do not wash hair leaning forward.
For me the hardest part has been trying to keep from bending over. Do you know how many things we bend over for? I tried to remember to stoop instead of leaning over, but it's such a natural reflex to bend over. Snort!
Lately, I've had some trouble keeping from rubbing my eye, but that's been in the second week, so I think if I don't rub too hard I'll be okay. My right eye is healing just fine, but I'll be feeling a little lopsided until both eyes have the operation and are healed.
I do have astigmatism in both eyes, and although there is a chance to remove it, I elected against that procedure as I didn't fully trust it. My ophthalmologist removed as much as she could though. I also elected to have distance for both of my eyes, so I will need glasses of some type for close work.
All in all, I'm very happy with my experience with this surgery. I just can't wait to get back to normal.
Have a great week, and I'll try to see you next Sunday.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com