The every day question I get from people- so I decided to do story about why my eyes look different- probably you’ve noticed by now #thread👇🏾
No I wasn’t born this way but I have been myopic and I got to know since I was around 10 or 11 years old. I’m near sighted and it keeps getting worse as I grow older. So I’ve been wearing specs since my junior high school but they’ve always made me feel uncomfortable and old 😀
In the recent years, I started switching between specs and contact lenses (I wore these mostly during socials). I would buy a case of dailies (once off use) but they are quite expensive out here so I used to order out. In June last year, my dailies run out so I locally bought
Monthlies whilst I waited for my order to get in. I traveled out of Lusaka down North for about two weeks, 2 days before my return I woke up with a light sensitive eye - I thought it was going to go away as the day unfolded but nope! It became increasingly unbearable and painful
Every source of light was tormenting- I therefore retired to bed early. However i couldn’t rest easy, when I woke up at night I noticed my cornea was cloudy looking and that was so terrifying. Despite panicking about it, I waited till dawn to tell my team mates that we needed to
Start off early so that I could get to the doctors. That was the longest drive of my entire life, I kept my head covered and on my laps till we got to Lusaka and was taken to the hospital right away. I requested to see an eye specialist but was told I had missed him and I should
See a G.P instead. So I was attended to, given some drops, a pain killer jab, some Saline and whatever else. The pain eased and I went home- for that day I took the meds as advised. But when I woke up on Saturday, the situation had worsened, the pain! And worse off water started
Oozing out. My cornea looked like melting plastic- I thought maybe it’s a reaction to the meds. Let me continue and perhaps it will get better the following day, so I hung in there and slept for most of that day. The following morning the situation had worsened and had to keep
My eye closed. So I decided to go back to the hospital. I saw another G.P who changed the meds and advised that I see I specialist but that was only possible on Wednesday. Meaning I should have had 3 days of waiting! I asked if they could do a referral for me instead but they
Insisted on me waiting and booked me in (appointment).Because I couldn’t wait I went on a search for another hospital till a friend told me about the Chawama SDA eye clinic where I went the following day.And guess what? The doctor I was to see on Wednesday was a resident DR there
Good news! Bad news was that after the tests the doctor told me I had a big ulcer in my eye which had led to cornea melting and peroration and that I had lost most of the eye fluid and around 95% of my sight. He honestly told me it was difficult to treat or reverse but would see
How he could help. If all fails, they will have to take out my entire eyeball. So they placed in a protective contact and gave me several eye drops to use every hour and to go back after a week. I wasn’t hopeful within the week because the situation didn’t change much so I begun
adjusting to the thought of losing an eye. A week later I went back to see the doctor, after examining me- he said there wasn’t much progress and couldn’t do no more except the other suggestion. However, he asked if he could refer me to another eye hospital if I was on insurance
Luckily I was - so he quickly made contact with doctors at Argawall’s. I went over for further examination and was told I needed to go into operation so that they could remove the infected cornea but that would be two days after due to unavailability of donor tissue in Zambia.
True to their word - I had my surgery on Wednesday... a total of 3 hours in under local anesthesia. I was awake the entire time! Not fun at all! But hey the feeling after was great. The pain and light sensitivity had really reduced. After surgery I gained around 30% of my sight
Was given 7 eye drops plus other oral meds. And regular follow up visits to the doctor. 2 months down the line the vision reduced to around 10% and was told I had developed cataract from the steroids- so I went in Op for a second time for correction and lense fitting. My sight
Improved to around 50% ... after that it’s been more check ups. Now reduced to a once a month and 3 eye drops. The eye is less sore and sensitive. Vision still pathetic but it may get better when stitches are removed or with correction. So that’s my story y’all
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