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laser surgery: the artermath

Today’s laser surgery went well. However, be advised that I am ty0ping this without looking at the screen, as my eyes are still fairly sensitive to light. Please be forgivig about any typos which may occur; I can’t correct them the way that I normally would.

For a brief description of how the procedure goes, see the internet. It was bizarre and terrifying while it was happening, not because I was inadequately informed about what was goin to happen, but because I find it bizarre and terrifying to be in any situation in whic my eyelids are clamped open as in A Clockwork Orange and suction cups are attached.

It was pretty painless, until the anaesthetics wore off. At that point, I developed a headache, went to bed, and slept most of the afternoon. At this point, it no longer hurts just to open my eyes, so long as I avoid excessive brightness (when I first got home, I attempted to use a computer just long enough to turn on some music. I couldn’t; the monitor was too bright, even though sunglasses). Also, I can literally see the difference. As far as I can tell, I now have perfectly normal vision without glasses or contacts of any kind.

In about a month, I’ll be able to stop putting in eye drops every half hour. At that point, I will be a happy camper.

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