Dec 9, 2011

L.A.S.I.K (3)

"Miss Naomi, please follow me. Please take off your shoes. You can put you shoes in here."

See you later!

Door opened. Walking on the cold floor with my naked foot. Claws of nervousness is climbing up my spine.

A male doctor assistant in scrubs, with mask, guiding me to a changing room. After changing into pyjamas look alike clothes, sitting on a chair. He covered my hair with cap, my foot with foot cover. Drop few drops of anesthetic in my eyes. I said I am nervous. His soothing soft voice did some comforting, and is relaxing me. But the buzzing sound of laser machine calibration is so disturbing, and making me nervous again. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. *gulp*

"Please follow me."

Stepping into the clean room, for treatment. Everyone with mask, can't see clearly without my glasses. Who is the doctor actually? Dr. Sim, where are you?

"Ms Naomi, please lie down."

Ok, lie down on a bed. Putting my head in a U-curved hard pillow.

By this time, now I know there is the need of 10% can't refunded payment term. I feel like running out now! Lucky the assistant with soothing voice covered me with a thick and comfortable warm blanket. Have some calming effect.

"Miss Naomi, please look at the red light and don't close your eyes" Dr Sim covered my left eye.
Actually she gave me briefing before the treatment, I can't close my eye. Because my eyeball may moved when I closed my other eye. Hypnotising myself with the mantra "Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...Open your eyes, look to the red light...."

In LASIK surgery, the eye is held open with a speculum, and a suction ring is attached to the eyeball (A). A microkeratome is used to shave the protective flap off the top of the eye (B), which is then pulled back (C). A computer-controlled laser is used to reshape the cornea (D), and the protective flap is replaced (E). (Illustration by GGS Inc.)

Read more: Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) - procedure, recovery, pain, complications, time, infection, medication, prep, cells, types, risk, rate, Definition, Purpose, Demographics, Description, Diagnosis/Preparation http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/La-Pa/Laser-In-Situ-Keratomileusis-LASIK.html#b#ixzz1g1H37VR0


"Look down, look up, stare at the red lights"

Feel weird when the suction ring is attached to my eyeball, I can even feel the blade cutting. I told Dr. Sim. More anesthetic into my eye.
When the laser is doing his work, It took so long! My heart was screaming,

WHY DID YOU ALL LIE TO ME? YOU ALL SAID IT IS FAST! THIS IS NOT FAST! WHEN WILL THIS FINISH?

Actually it is not long. 15 minutes for an eye.It only took 30 minutes. 

After laser, I can smell some burned smell. Proceed to another eye.

Can't see well after the treatment. 

After 2 hours, have to start dropping tear drop and antibiotic drop to eyes.
Can't go to dusty place. 
Can't let water into my eyes. Hence I can't wash my hair that day, and careful when washing my hair, for a week. I wore sunglasses when I go shower, to avoid water splashing in my eyes. I still wash my hair myself. Water flow with gravity. Keep you chin high enough, so the water flow from head to back, not to front.
Can't touch my eyes.
Have to wear eyeshield before sleep. I bought a RM5 sunglasses, so I can wear to sleep. Once I only wear eyeshield to sleep, and they unstick itself and fell off. Lucky my mind set to not touching my eyes. I always had the nightmare of me touching my eyes when I sleep and cause complication.

Ok that's all. Vision is still not clear after 2 weeks. See you doc before Christmas!

8 comments:

AmirFX said...

*pengsan*

Naomi said...

hahahha dont pengsan ma

CWMartin said...

That does it. I'm keeping my glasses!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Are you alright now?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Naomi said...

Martin, hahahaha. relax!

Sarawakiana, yes I am fine now. Greetings to you too!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hopefully everything is ok.

foongpc said...

This is scary, especially after I watched Final Destination - the latest sequel : )

Naomi said...

Reptoz, everything is ok. :)

Panda foong, I also scare, and even asked what if my eye ball moved. The machine will stop when detect movement. heheheh