[PyKDE] Bionic vision

Eron Lloyd elloyd at lancaster.lib.pa.us
Sat Jan 31 15:06:00 GMT 2004


Glad to hear that you are doing better. Do indeed take your time recovering... 
it's a blessing all went well.


On Friday 30 January 2004 11:51 pm, Jim Bublitz wrote:
> I have my bionics fully installed now. Other than the anesthetic
> injection being extremely painful (just like at the dentist, but
> in or around the eye) this one was easier than the last and
> seems to be responding faster. It's looks a lot worse because I
> had a little bleeding in the white of the eye (and all the blood
> accumulates in the eyeball - kind of gross looking), but that
> has no effect on vision, recovery, or even comfort. Plus I have
> a black eye from the anesthetic - had a different guy do it this
> time and he wasn't as good as the previous one. I had surgery
> yesterday AM and could see well enough to drive out to get a
> pizza late in the afternoon (at least I didn't hit anything),
> and drove home (135 miles) today. Skipped the mountain passes
> though (which is the quicker route) because the weather was
> lousy at higher elevations.
> I'm going to take the next couple days off from any close work
> (reading, computing much), because I had a lot of eye strain
> last time, and it may have contributed to the complications I
> had with the other eye (which is perfectly fine now). I'm not
> known for patience with stuff like this, but I'm going to force
> myself. For example, my pupil is still somewhat dilated from the
> surgery, which makes some things just a little blurry.
> One recommendation - if you ever need eye surgery, don't watch
> "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" the night before like I did. About
> two-thirds of the way through the movie, the Johnny Depp
> character gets his eyeballs drilled out.
> I have a pair of $5 glasses I bought at the hardware store that
> work great for reading and viewing the monitor, and should get
> back into PyKDE and related stuff early next week. I noticed a
> couple PyKDE-related posts to the list, which I'll respond to
> then if still necessary.
> Otherwise, I have 20/15 (about 6/5 for you metric fans) vision in
> both eyes (without glasses), which means my acuity for distance
> is better than 20/20 - really cool. Colors are also much
> brighter, but now I can see all the stains on my shirts I
> couldn't see before. I'll probably still need glasses for
> reading, etc., since my lenses are now hard plastic and can't
> accomodate for near vision (no zoom lenses yet - sorry).
> Jim
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