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Eye Update

Posted by on Sep 5, 2008 in personal | 5 comments

As I told you a few days ago (“Corneal Ulcer“), I have been diagnosed with a corneal ulcer (a hole in the cornea) in my right eye. According to the eye doctor, the hole continues to heal. So far, the healing has been very fast, because it has been healing from the outside. Now, the doctor says the healing will be slower because it will primarily heal from the inside out.

Once my eye is completely healed, the doctor said that I would need to wait at least another week before I could have a regular eye exam and be fitted with new contact lenses. So, I have probably 10 days to 2 weeks more of wearing glasses. Yes, I know that many of you wear glasses all the time. But, since I’m not accustomed to wearing glasses, they have been a big strain on my eyes – not to mention the number of times I’ve almost fallen down steps.

The pain has reduced drastically. In fact, the doctor said that because of the location of the ulcer, my pain has been alot less that most. I’m still very sensitive to sunlight and wind – which will be interesting with tropical storm Hanna moving into the area tomorrow.

The biggest problem for me is reading. My reading speed (and endurance) has dropped to about 1/3 of my normal rate. I was ahead in my reading load for my classes, but that is slowly fading. My professors have been very gracious though.

Thank you all for the prayers and phone calls. I thank God for friends and family like you.


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  1. 9-5-2008

    Ouch! I’m glad you’re healing up.

  2. 9-5-2008

    Good to hear! I’ll be continuing to pray.


  3. 9-5-2008

    I am glad you are doing better. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God continue to ease the pain, and heal quickly.
    God bless all you do.
    Still praying.

  4. 9-5-2008


    I’m glad to hear that you are continuing to heal. I’m still praying.


  5. 9-6-2008

    Still praying for you my friend. Hope things get better. Thankful that your professors have extended you some grace.