Friday, October 19, 2007

Scott's Eye Surgery

Scott's surgery went well last Wednesday, according to the eye surgeon. Although they sure didn't give us a good idea of how long the recovery would take. Scott thought he'd be back to normal in a couple of days, but his eye is still quite sore. He is going back on Wednesday to have the stitches removed. I get irritated when I get an eyelash in my eye, so I can't imagine having stitches on my cornea for 2 whole weeks!

He had a really nice white eye patch (bandage) on after the surgery, but I didn't take a picture of that, unfortunately. Here is a picture of him the day after with a make-shift bandage I taped on because he was getting tired of trying to keep one eye closed while he was working:


And here's a picture of his eye a couple days after the surgery:


For those who asked about the surgery... Scott had something called Pterygium, which is a growth over the cornea, most often due to long-term exposure to UV rays. He had a surgery to remove the growth. We found this video of a Pterygium Surgery on YouTube:

*WARNING*: This is a very graphic clip! If you get queasy over things like cutting and sewing up eye balls, you might want to skip the video.

Pterygium Surgery
<--click here

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks painful! I hope Scott feels back to his old self soon!

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  2. Hi Cassandra, I too recently had this surgery, and was wondering how long did it take for the reddness to start to fade? Is he happy with his results? Thank you :)

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