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surgery on October 2. The pain is gone now after several months of misery, but my vision in the operated eye is still somewhat compromised in that (1) lines which should be straight on a page or computer screen are wavy and (2) visual acuity for distance is not 20/20. On the other hand, I can read with the repaired eye without a glass.
Both my ophthalmic surgeon and my retinal surgeon have constantly told me, "Full recovery takes up to seven years." A long, long road! I'm trying to be patient — not my strong suit. However, the reality is this: it takes time for the epithelial cells of the retina to grow back; typically, they do not grow back in perfect alignment. I have recently noticed some reduction in waviness, so I'm encouraged that growth is indeed occurring.
On July 26, I will again visit my ophthalmic surgeon for an evaluation as to the feasibility of repositioning the intraocular lens placed during my 1984 cataract surgery. Because that IOL is slightly out of position, my visual acuity cannot be as good as I previously enjoyed. At that same doctor's visit, my ophthalmologist will evaluate the other eye, which, in late May, suffered a stye-related infection requiring emergency medical treatment. Even now, that right eye has episodes of profuse tearing. **sigh**
Also on July 26, Mr. AOW will be evaluated for possible cataract surgery.
As my father-in-law wryly quipped upon suffering his own retinal detachment a few weeks after mine, "The eyes have it!"