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Posted By: Chris123
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: 11 Nov 2004
I previously asked advice of other forum members concerning trabeculectomy on my eye which has already had a corneal graft. Now I am actually booked to have this done next week and my nerves keep getting the better of me. I am having it done under general anaesthetic because of my stress levels at the moment! I am now concerned how long it will take to get back to normal afterwards. My consultant says almost straight away but I feel sure this is just to get me into the theatre, then afterwards I will find out when it is too late. I do hope I have made the right decision to have this done, but am beset with doubts having read peoples postings telling of nausea, double vision, blurring etc for many weeks afterwards! I am such a wimp! Any comforting advice from anyone out there? Abby
Posted : 11 Nov 2004
Posted By: Chris123
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: 11 Nov 2004
How are you feeling after your trab, Abby? The question you raised about the recovery period is a difficult one since this must surely vary from patient to patient. In my case it took approximately three months before my normal vision was fully restored. During that time I did experience double vision which was corrected by temporarily wearing prismatic lenses. If your experience follows a similar pattern to mine you will probably end up needing a different prescription for your glasses, but there is no point in rushing to the opticians until your eyes have settled down completely after the operation. I do hope your op was successful and wish you well as your sight returns to normal. Chris
Posted : 11 Nov 2004
Posted By: Nikky
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Joined Date: 11 Nov 2004
Hello Abby - hope everything is OK with you. I had a trab on each eye(12 months apart) After each op I had the same experience- blurred vision at first for a couple of days then sight was restored gradually over a few days. I well remember testing my vision by looking daily at the garden furniture to try to assess what progress I was making - focussing on the chair details from the same position 3/4 times each day! I got a little obsessive about this but was just seeking reassurance I suppose. anyway everything did come into focus fairly quickly and I experienced no side effects at all-I hope you are as fortunate. That was 10 years ago I go for checkups every year and there seem to be no problems. Best wishes.
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