Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Abi had a post-op visit with Dr. W and this time the surgery was successful in that it accomplished our goal of lowering her eye pressure. Praise God! It got the pressure in her eye down from 30 to 7! (15-20 is normal and we wanted the lower the better.) Now that the good eye is safe for now, and her scrap of sight can be saved a little longer, we are looking at her bad eye. If we remove the cataract and do the same glaucoma surgery for lowering the pressure, we might find out if she has any sight behind the cataract worth saving. Dr. W thinks the optic nerve may be already very damaged from the glaucoma pressure, but if we can take out the cataract and maybe give her even light perception in that eye, it will be worth it. So... surgery is scheduled for May 1.