January 19, 2008
As of this morning, my pupil is completely dilated. Nice and round, no strange shapes any longer. This is great news!
I figured out the best way to look at it. I've got some high-intensity flashlights that use two AA cells. Turning one on and then covering the lense with a facial tissue makes it into a nice soft light. Holding it close to the eye illuminates without dazzling.
Posted by: gaiaswill at January 19, 2008 11:19 AM (gctoU)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 19, 2008 12:03 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 19, 2008 12:50 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: BigD at January 19, 2008 12:53 PM (JJ4vV)
I wondered about that, whether I might want to skip a day to see if the iris would close again, but I decided I'd keep going with it. I have another appointment with the eye doctor next Wednesday, and he'll tell me whether to keep going after that. But it really was nice to see in the mirror today.
And the corticosteroid is doing what it's supposed to do, too. The redness and inflammation are not gone but are drastically reduced, and I haven't felt any pain in that eye since Thursday night.
So the only real concern is the cloudiness, but I'm not too worried about that. In the Wikipedia article, that cloudiness is listed as a typical symptom, suggesting it's quite common, yet all reports are that with proper diagnosis and treatment prognosis is good. If the cloudiness was common and led to permanent damage, they'd have said something about it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 19, 2008 01:06 PM (+rSRq)
Jeez, I go away for a couple of days and Steven decides to undergo mutation!
Sriously, glad it's responding well. It's really disturbing to have an eye injury. I got stabbed in the eye by a broken branch during a off-road motorcycle race back in my madcap youth, and it was nerve-wracking waiting for it to recover. The docs all told me it would be okay and and to just have patience, but...it's tough. It did finally recover 100%, although I can still see the mark if I look closely.
Posted by: Toren at January 19, 2008 01:51 PM (2aZKz)
I have noticed that a few people around here don't look human when I look at them with my left eye. More like big bipedal lizards.
With my right eye they look like normal humans, though. Wonder what's up with that?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 19, 2008 02:11 PM (+rSRq)
I assssssssssure you, that'ssss the only posssssible explanationsssss.
Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at January 19, 2008 03:53 PM (ird9G)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 19, 2008 06:24 PM (+rSRq)
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