So 4 th implant done yesterday (Tuesday). New Dr again ( though I think I've seen him either at review or a lucentis inj). Friendly and efficient - good job as the nursing team didn't seem switched on that this was an ozurdex. No implant ready, no anaesthetic injection ready. Nurse disappeared to return a minute later asking for the key to the fridge....came back with wrong substance...Dr spotted it and off she went again....I'm still laying there waiting, eye drying out....was already nervous as its been 5 months since last one.
Anyhoo. It went ok except for the eyeball massaging afterwards which was quite vigorous and made me feel sick . I wanted to ask why he did it but didn't want to open my mouth! Lol They didn't do it with my first one which was at the bottom of the eye but this and the last one were in the upper part ( I recall last Dr rubbing a little bit but this guy really went for it and my vision was swinging wildly from side to side). Before the implant, when they mark eye with a q tip, he rubbed with that too which felt weird and I heard nurse say " oh so that leaves an indent so you know where to put the implant" - I guess it's just his way of doing it but I wish they'd all do the same thing as I lay there and start to worry what else new they're gonna do next!
You won't be surprised to hear that I held on to the nurse's hand with an iron grip ha ha.
Dr wiped the inner lid carefully ( no-one else's done that) and told nurse it was to remove all the iodine and I wouldn't need it washing out more, just the soothing drops. I was sceptical but haven't had any problems. Will still ask for wash out if I need another though.
Eye's a bit achy but always is when they go in the upper part. Got a headache but again that's pretty usual for me. Vision still blurry but as mentioned before don't know if that's the cataract. It's the one reason I'm wanting to get it done - so that I know if oedema is better or not. Will let y'all know how it goes.
Off for some paracetamol and a lie down now - got a mouth full of stitches from dental implant surgery Monday! Keep smiling everyone, and when my mouth has healed I'll be smiling too!