May 2000 – Well, the saying “if it’s not one thing, it’s another” had new meaning for us come May. While the cataract surgery was successful and the uveitis was well controlled, Amanda had developed a significant glaucoma problem – her pressures were in the high 30’s to low 40’s. Not good! So we were scheduled for glaucoma surgery eight weeks after the cataract surgery. The good news was that Dr. Levin expected this surgery to be much less traumatic to Amanda’s eye so he didn’t anticipate a uveitis flare. The bad news was that we would again have to administer an eye drop once every hour for the first 24 hours. Sigh!
Surgery day arrived and it all went very smoothly. The surgery was done in less than an hour and Dr. Levin was confident it would be successful. I’m not sure why but Amanda seemed to bounce back from this surgery far quicker than the cataract surgery. Within an hour of being brought into recovery, she was up and talking and ready to go! When we were released from the hospital, we returned to the hotel where we had expected to have some quiet time – but Amanda had other ideas! She was ready to go for a swim and a walk to the Disney Store! She was also absolutely ravenous. She ate two plates of pasta – gotta love room service – and had ice cream at the mall! It was awesome to see her feeling so well with no light sensitivity. We had an appointment with Dr. Levin the next day and he gave us the all clear – the eye looked really good and there was no evidence of increased uveitis. He released us to the care of our local opthamologist and we could go home!