Today was back to the hospital amidst real trepidation about what I would find when the dressing came off.
I saw a lovely nurse who was very reassuring and happy to talk me through everything she was doing. It was a relief to get the dressing off and surprisingly there was very little pain. I saw the surgeon who was very pleased with how the eye is healing. There is very little bruising or swelling which is great. I have a conformer at the moment which is a plastic shell which sits behind the eyelid to keep it in shape and I will wear this until I have an eye made for me in a few weeks’ time.
So, all in all a pretty straightforward process. I just need to wait now for the bit of inflammation and swelling to go down. I also need time to adjust to the loss of the little light perception I had in that eye.
I certainly feel relieved now that appointment is over!