Entries by Brian D. Williams

Week 3

This week was an interesting week. The redness and swelling in my eye is going down and it is starting to look normal again. My vision is still blurry, and when I look at a bright light source I see multiple instances of the image slightly off center from one another. I probably notice 15 […]

Day 11

I’m doing a lot better today. The swelling in my eye is going down and I feel less irritated. I got out of the house for a while today. I went to visit my parents and went to an evening movie with my wife. We saw “Up in the Air” with George Clooney, a very good […]

Day 8

I started noticing some swelling below my lower eyelid. There seems to be a lot of swelling and fluid on my eye… I call it the “gooey eye”. My eye doesn’t look round at the bottom; it looks almost like a partially deflated water balloon. I doctor suggested that I bump up my steroid drops […]

Day 7

Today was my one week follow-up appointment. The doctor said that everything is going as expected. My vision is still blurry, and will be for a while. My eyes are still red, but the eyelid swelling is going down. I am also doing better with light sensitivity, so I don’t feel the need to wear […]

Day 6

Things have been going well over the past couple of days. I am still dealing with the swollen upper eyelid, but the redness in the eye is going away and the light sensitivity is less severe. I can tell that the swelling is going down, just not as fast as I’d hoped. It feels like […]

Day 2

The second day after surgery has been a lot better than the first. Yesterday I tried to get by just wearing my glasses, but toward the end of the day I went back to wearing the metal shield. What a big difference! It blocked most of the light and made my eye a lot more […]

Day 1 Continued

I had my post-operative appointment the morning after my surgery. When my bandage was removed, my eye was gooey from the ointment and tears. I could tell immediately that my vision had improved. While it was still very blurry, my vision wasn’t distorted as it had been… plus I was actually able to read two […]

Day 1

According to the doctor the surgery was a success. I arrived at the hospital in time. It only took a few minutes for me to get checked in, and about 20 minutes later I was taken to the back. I changed out of my clothes was prepped in one of the examining rooms. I was […]

Day 0

Today is the big day. I slept well, surprisingly. The hardest part for me this morning is not being able to eat anything. I will be heading to the hospital around 11:30 and the the surgery is scheduled to begin around 1 pm. My wife and my mom are coming with me. I’m still not […]

5 Days Before the Surgery

Tomorrow I start taking the Vigamox drops. These are antibacterial drops, I assume to clear up any possible infections. Today the family and I also attended the North American International Auto Show (Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI). I had a few interesting experiences related to my KC. Ford had a 3-D driving simulation. I wanted to […]

My Vision Story

My story began when I was in elementary school. I was diagnosed as being nearsighted and started wearing glasses in the third or fourth grade. I tried soft contact lenses in high school and the first year or so of college. Those were fine for a while, but then started to become unbearable. I could […]