It’s been some time since I last posted an update regarding my son Nicholas and his experiences with glasses and patching. N has ectopia lentis, a congenital condition that causes a laxity in the fibers that hold his lenses in place, as a result the lenses can move, or dislocate, from their proper position. This has led to a high degree of myopia as well as anisometropia. Anyhoo..after several years of success with patching to maintain vision to the best possible, we learned a several weeks back that the lens of his left eye has moved to a position where it is no longer providing useful vision. (He’s -8.5 R and -23L. Lately we’ve not been able to gain acuity beyond 20/200 L)
So..we’re gonna have it replaced. Huh?
I always thought such things carried a lifetime warrantee. Such is not the case it seems. Surgery is tomorrow. The surgeon will work to secure the supporting apparatus of the inner eye and hopefully implant an IOL “in the bag”, complex terminology for “right where it needs to be”. Otherwise, suspend the new lens in the place where the bag used to be, if things go differently. A new frontier for us to say the least.
I’ve written infrequently, but visit this site often, sharing and leveraging the collective experience of this community. Hoping those who may have had experience with surgery could share some tidbits of advice. What’s the post surgical period like? Luck with maintaing the protective cover in place? etc. Will see you on the flip side and let you know how it went. (personally..hoping he gets the one with the bionic sound effect…) 🙂