Next Stage

It’s now 8 weeks since my right eye was removed and I haven’t been writing about it because there’s been very little to say. The pain has gone and it has been very trouble free. I was concerned that my eye was fairly closed but having seen someone at the Artificial Eye Service today, she said that is normal when wearing the small conformer that is put in after surgery.

Today I was fitted with a temporary eye which I will have for the next three months or so until my socket has completely settled after the surgery. It was colour matched and then shaped with a lathe to fit my eye. It was then highly polished. I’m pleased to say that my eye is opening much more naturally now and apparently the colour match is very good. So, no more hiding behind sunglasses for me now.

There is, however, a slight concern. A very small part of the implant is showing which shouldn’t be happening. I am seeing the consultant in two weeks’ time so she will be able to see it and ascertain how much of a problem it will cause. Whilst the implant is exposed they won’t be able to take a mould to have my eye made.

One thing I learnt today, my eyes are a grey/green/hazel colour. Not the blue/grey I thought they were!


About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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