It’s been a while since I provided an update. As the saying goes… no news is good news. Things have been going very well with my eyes. I just got my new prescription and can see better now than at any time since my surgery (about 20/30). So let me step back and fill in my story since my last post. In the spring of last year I had another broken suture. It felt like I had a hair in my eye that I couldn’t rinse out. When I went to see my doctor, he ended removing the rest of my sutures – the running stitch and the outer sutures. I had some pain for a few days, and ended up going back about a week later because of redness and pain. He prescribed steroid drops for a few weeks, then I was fine. Removing the sutures definitely changed my vision. As my eyes settled, my prescription no longer matched my eye. I also didn’t have the up-close clear vision anymore; I used to be able to read up close small print very well with my corrected eye. I ended up getting reading glasses to help with the reading, a natural occurrence for those in their mid-40’s . I waited until this year to get a new prescription for my everyday glasses. With my new prescription I can see things pretty well. I still have some ghosting and blurriness, but I can make out street signs and license plates and read most text captions on the TV. I still have issues with my night vision, so I try not to drive at night, but I can if I have to. No rejection scares, and very little irritation. Things have been great.
Who am I?
I am a technology specialist and web developer living in metropolitan Detroit with my wife and two kids. I've spent the last 15 years developing interactive multimedia courses and web sites to support corporate training initiatives. I am also an adjunct professor in the Master of Educational Technology program at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.