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LASEK diary: day 2

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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This is the fourth in a series of posts describing my personal experience of having laser eye surgery in February 2012. To start at the beginning, go back to the first post in the series.

Day 2 (Sunday 5th February) of the recovery was definitely the least comfortable so far, but by no means painful. Again I had a great night of sleep, waking up at 10:30am. Vision was still very blurry, and my eyes were quite watery and still felt a bit large in my head. Feels a bit like the soreness you get after crying a lot, which makes sense given the amount of liquids going into my eyes.

The dilating eyedrops meant I looked a bit like this picture (on the left). I ventured out for the first time, walking down to Soho and back, wearing the super shades which is a great look in early February. It snowed overnight which meant that the world was a little higher contrast than usual, in my defence.

I couldn’t read road signs until I was about 20ft away and everything is very ghosty and foggy still. Actually found the walk a bit exhausting so collapsed back on the sofa on return.

Happily, I had a shower with some goggles which felt good, but didn’t wash my hair, so the greasefest continued atop my head.


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