The Crazy Suburban Mom: Posterior Capsular Opacity or Does this laser make my ass look fat?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Posterior Capsular Opacity or Does this laser make my ass look fat?

Yeah, so that title?

Kind of sounds like my butts too big for my jeans, don't you think?

Posterior Capsular Opacity.

While my ass is indeed too fat for my jeans, that's not it. It has to do with my cataract surgery brouhaha (You can read about that here) .

Posterior capsular opacity (also called Posterior Capsular Haze or Secondary Cataract) is the presence of a hazy membrane (capsule) just behind an intraocular lens implant. According to WebMD : The most common complication of adults having standard extracapsular surgery or phacoemulsification for cataracts is clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification. If the cloudiness affects your vision, you may choose to have a laser surgery called Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy to correct this problem. A laser (Nd:YAG laser) is used to cut a hole in the clouded back lining of the lens capsule to allow light to pass through the membrane to the retina at the back of the eye.

I'm having a hole cut into the clouded back lining of my left lens capsule later today.

There are a list of risks but I'm not cutting and pasting those. I don't want to know. I'm nuts enough already.

Actually I'm way passed nuts. If nuts was a planet it would take a hundred million years for the light from Nuts to reach me.

When I hear laser? I think of Dr. Evil's plan: A giant laser on the moon to hold the world ransom .

And his demand for "sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads."

Which is probably what I will feel like in a few hours.


Vonlipi 6/8/09, 7:17 AM  

Man o man I would totaly freak out! I can't even wear contacts because I can't stand to poke at my eyes...

You'll be in my thoughts all day. In the meantime have some cheese you'll feel better!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 6/8/09, 7:19 AM  

Vonlipi, Yeah, big freak going on here. And do you think I should have cheese to xanax me? Or should have have some cheese with that whine? :)

Vonlipi 6/8/09, 7:40 AM  

Cheese and carbs, crackers or something. Or maybe chocolate. Anything to dull the freak!

Stacie 6/8/09, 12:21 PM  

Yikes!! You will be in my thoughts today! Stopping by from Harriet's Comment Challenge.

chicamom85 6/8/09, 1:56 PM  

I will say a prayer for you, my husband has had many eye surgeries(he is diabetic)and is doing very well now. Maybe you will get some good drugs lol.


@eloh 6/8/09, 3:24 PM  

If something happens and you see a bright light...don't go into it, come back here.

~Billie~ 6/8/09, 3:30 PM  

Good luck! A friend of mine watched this procedure being done on someone else and shared a few details with me. Yikes!

Venti Vixen 6/8/09, 11:02 PM  

Inquiring minds wanna know - do you still have to be an ice bitch even though you're having the surgery this time? Cause that would so suck.

oliason 12/9/10, 12:33 AM  

Hey! Good for you. You explained Posterior Capsulotomy better than two eye doctors I talked with on the subject.

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