My eye is starting to get back to normal. I still have a little hazy light in my peripheral vision when I read too much or focus on the computer screen, especially with glarey overhead lights. But in general things are getting closer to how they were before. I am beginning to think stress and eye strain are a big part of the problem.
Anyway, I talked to my mother, among other things to make sure she didn’t hear about this episode from one of my sisters who may have read my site. I didn’t want to alarm her. Among other things, she assured me that I never had surgery on my good eye, only on the one in which I am legally blind. Whew. While that doesn’t mean nothing bad can happen in my good eye, it does mean that I am not at risk for retinal damage that could crop up at some random point in the future, due to the shortened muscle having been ineptly stitched to the eyeball… there was no stitching on the good eye.
There’s still some kind of weird light-interference I get from the computer screen in an overly-bright environment, though — at least, when the screen is white and I’m focusing on text onscreen — so I am going to take that as a hint to (a) get my desk lighting setup improved, and (b) as a hint that at least for the next week or two, I should minimize computer usage. I may also try to seek out an eye-saver screen for the monitor, or seek out a higher-quality desktop monitor to use when I’m working at home. (And which Lime and I can use for watching TV programs and videos from the PC. A wireless mouse and keyboard wouldn’t hurt, either…)
Anyway, in the spirit of minimiing strain for as many days as possible, I’m going to sign off now, noting, I am less worried and that means everyone else who was worried at all should also be less alarmed after seeing this.