However, along with the expected post-surgery swelling and bruising, from day #3 on my left eye felt very dry, scratchy and irritated, and my vision was too blurry to read or watch TV comfortably. I told my Plastic Surgeon on Day #6 when he removed the stitches. He was unconcerned; said it was part of healing and that I needed to be patient. It became so very uncomfortable and I was worried. My referring Optomitrist saw me on Day 7 and said the white of my left eye was swollen, an allergic reaction, and gave me steroid eye drops as well as eye lubricating drops. He said to use them both no more than 3x a day. The irritation increased.
Luckily I managed to get an appointment with my optomologist yesterday, day #9.
He greeted me with, "You don't look so good." I didn't! After a very thorough eye exam, he said:
1. It would have been better to have had the surgery from a ocular plastic surgeon. (I didn't know there was such a thing until reading "real self" after the surgery.)
2. My plastic surgeon should have referred me to an Opthomalogust.
3. I do have swelling, a lot, both outside and on the white part of my left eye. It is a complication from the surgery. It will get better with lots of lubricating eye drops; it's not an allergic reaction and I don't need steroid drugs.