I have now met 6 doctors in 7 days regarding the ulcer on my right cornea + talked to another on the phone on Sunday. Today I met Dr. Joe and he is a former competitive dragon boater! And I also met Dr. Anderson, whom I think is the senior ophthamologist. And… Dr. Silver checked me out again too!
Good news is the ulcer is healing, and only 1/2 a millimeter in size now – so I can stop the drops that dialate my pupil. Ended the day playing music and drinking scotch with my friends – The Black Bear Rebels Ceilidh Ensemble. We dedicated “Farewell to Nova Scotia” to Rita McNeil, and toasted to her 🙂
Ugh… I have an ulcer on my cornea. It is kind of crazy that I saw 3 different doctors today. I spent much of the afternoon and evenings visiting my GP office at 2pm, LGH Emergency at 4:30pm, then at the VGH Eyecare Clinic at 8pm. The above picture is from August 2009 when I had a corneal abrasion – thought possibly due to sand/grit from hanging out at Kalmalka Beach in Vernon, during a wind storm.
My regular doctor was all booked up so I saw her office partner Dr. Yam. After putting some dye on my eye, she thought I might have a “tear” on my cornea, so she sent me to emergency. At Lion’s Gate Hospital, I saw Dr. Andolfatto, who confirmed there was something wrong on my eye, and made an 8pm appointment for me to go to the Eye Clinic at VGH, where I saw Dr. Silver who made the final diagnosis. Nice to know we have a great healthcare system that can set me up with an ophthalmologist at 8pm on a Friday night.