Which brings me to my next update: more surgeries. The following is my list of potential surgeries in my near or distant future:
1. Laser eye surgery. I am 99.99999% sure my vision will not be what it used to be after all of the stitches are out of my eye and I really don't plan on wearing contacts in my left eye ever again. So laser eye surgery is definitely on the list of surgeries needed.
2. Strabismus surgery. The Strabismus muscle is the muscle that runs just along the outside of your eye. Since my eye has gotten "lazy", they may have to do a surgery where they cut the Strabismus muscle so the eye looks straight forward again.
3. Artificial Pupil Implant. At my most recent visit to my doctor I had mentioned to him that I am still really quite sensitive to light. This is because during my AK infection the parasite ate all the way through to my iris and pupil. Now my pupil is permanently scarred and does not dilate/constrict, therefore causing me to be very sensitive to light, which equals frequent headaches! Fun! Anyways, my doctor said that I may be able to get a surgery where he puts in an artificial pupil! How crazy is that?! Before we go this route though, we are going to try a few other non-invasive treatments first.
4. Cornea Transplant. Unfortunately, cornea transplants don't last forever. And since I got my Cornea Transplant so young, chances are I will need to get another one in this lifetime. But this won't be for many years!!!
I remember when I first got the Acanthamoeba Keratitis infection and my doctor said to me "We are going to be seeing a LOT of each other". I thought ya ok, i'll have to come see him for the next couple months, no big deal. WRONG. I'm finally coming to the realization that I will probably be seeing my doctor every couple months for the rest of my life. And of course more frequently during those other potential surgeries.
I will try and be better at updating here! Especially once I get the rest of my stitches out! Still cannot believe its been a YEAR! WOW!!!