May all go well with the cataract surgery. I have been concerned d/t the risk of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome, which is seen in some patients who take alpha blockers to control BP. The eye surgeon is not especially concerned bc as long as they know of the risk in advance, they can put precautions in place. I'm told it will not likely be a problem for me, since my pupils dilate well + stay dilated for the appropriate length of time. Also, the BP med I take is not a big cause of IFIS, although there is still some risk.
I am concerned about this new diagnosis. It only occurs in about 4% of the population. Apparently the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea don't pump fluid out of the cornea properly. This can lead to blurring of vision + death of those cells. Eventually, a partial thickness corneal transplant may potentially be required. The doc didn't seem too worried about that, but it makes me apprehensive.
Every time I hear about another new diagnosis, I find myself thinking morbid thoughts, such as: will I even still be alive for this to become a problem? There are so many things wrong health-wise, yet here I am, still alive + functioning. You have given me so many miracles I can't possibly complain. I will ask for peace, comfort, + healing anyway.
TY + praises for all You've done for me.
In Your precious name, amen.