Nov 2 Wed cataract surgery
Nov 3 Thursday eye examined Dr. Nightingale, patch removed
Nov 4 Friday saw everything remarkable sharp
Nov 5 Saturday “
Nov 5 Sat night slept every which way, woke with right side of face against pillow
Nov 6 Sun woke blind in right eye. Could see light and dark, an vague shapes but nothing recognizable. Situation corrected in a few hours but I never saw things really sharp again
Nov 6 Sun night slept on right side with face on pillow
Nov 7 Mon again, blind in right eye. Situation corrected in a few hours but everything slightly unsharp
Saw Dr. Nightingale who said he thought the problem was corneal swelling and prescribed one drop of Lumigan in right eye on awakening.
Talked to sister who asked if I had been sleeping on my back. I said no. She said when she had surgery she was told this was all important.
Nov 7 night slept on back
Nov 8 Thus when woke up vision was much improved over preceding two night but vision far from perfect. Couldn’t get Lumigan bottle open so couldn’t use drop.
Nov 8 night slept on back
Nov 9 Vision much, much better than blind when woke up but not perfect. Nothing like it had been for Nov. 4 and 5 a few days after surgery. Leaves on trees not distinguishable, people not recognizable 20 feet away.
When walking down street realized I was seeing ghost images with right eye. Only noticed when had left eye shut. Sometimes ghost is to side sometimes right sometimes left, sometimes beneath and sometimes above . Is this why things are not acute and sharp? In contrast to a few days after the surgery when vision in right eye was better than in left eye with glasses
, vision in right eye is a lot worse than in left with glasses.
Nov. 10 & after Used Lumigan drop. Still seeing ghosts, sometimes to side, sometime beneath or above.