Surgery on my eye was done in San Antonio on November 17th. Here are two updates I sent out on Facebook. The first was a day after the surgery and the other was a week after the surgery.
“The surgery went well but with a few hiccups. They had to go in and scrape off scar tissue from the tissue around the macula (point of best focus) to try to spread it back out so that it closed the ‘macular hole’. In order to do this, they had to pull back the ‘vitreous’ (gel filling the eyeball). It was stuck so hard to the retina that it put two small tears In the retina at the top of the eyeball away from the macula. These tears were lasered back together. Nitrous Oxide gas was then gently pumped into the eyeball to keep the repaired tissue up against the hollow globe. That gas bubble needs to be kept against the macula until it sticks securely, so my head has to be down so that the gas bubble will float up against the macula. At the follow up visit my vision In the operated eye was tested and I was 20/20, normal vision when looking through the gas bubble.”
“My one week follow up visit (for my right eye surgery) today was another confirmation of answered prayer. The hole in the macula caused by the buckling of the tissue around it is gone. The retina is perfectly flat. As it should be, around the macula. The macula has reattached to the eye globe. It is not yet of normal thickness, but we are only a week since it was not there at all. My vision is now 20/30 without looking thru the bubble. I have a veil in the lower part of my vision that grows shorter with each passing day.“
At my appointment on December 10, I was cleared to fly home to Cameroon for Christmas!!!
I want to thank you for your prayers and support! We had enough funds come in to pay all the medical bills for the right eye! I am scheduled for another appointment to evaluate my left eye in early March 2020.