Originally Posted by paploo
I have had recurrent corneal abrasions for 3 years in one eye. I now have the worst one yet. My vision is blurry which is causing awful headaches. My eye doctor referred me to an eye surgeon to repair my cornea. I can't get an appointment with the surgeon for a couple of weeks. I have a huge eye phobia and this whole mess makes me want to throw up. I get nauseated just thinking about it. Has anyone had this surgery? Could you tell me something about it, please? Thank you.
a very scared and nervous Paploo
I had the stromal puncture surgery done for RCE 10 years ago. The surgery was a breeze, and done within 15 minutes in the doctor's office. The doctor put some device over my eye so I could not even see what he was doing.
The recovery was the worst part. I remember he told me that my eye is going to feel like a mack truck hitting me once the numbing wore off. Unfortunately, mine wore off while I was in traffic and the pain was quite intense. I was yelling and felt like my eye was on fire. Thankfully, the medication and genteal gel helped a lot.
Another thing that really bothered me for awhile is at night, I would see distortion on the bottom half of a street light. The distortion was cause by the permanent puncture marks. It has diminished a good deal and doesn't bother me anymore though.
I'm glad I got the surgery because I was in so much pain with RCE every other day. Mine gradually went away, and I haven't had a full blown attack in years!