Today Blake goes in for yet another surgery. This time he will have cataract surgery on his right eye performed. Previously the ophthalmologist said that his vision in that eye was around 20/400 meaning that he can only see things at 20 feet that most people should be able to see at 400 feet. It was pretty eye opening (no pun intended) to see him take the vision test at Vanderbilt. The "big E" that they projected on the wall had to be nearly a foot tall in order for Blake to see it--even then it was blurry.
Today they will completely remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular prosthetic lens. Hopefully this will last forever, but who knows. Most people get these lens later in life and only need them for 30 years or so. We hope Blake has another 80 years in him at least! Blake is excited to get to wear a patch.
His quarterly MRI will also take place today. We are very fortunate that Vanderbilt anesthesia authorized both procedures back to back instead of doing one and then scheduling another. This is supposed to be an outpatient procedure so hopefully the next update will be made from the same place as this one--my couch. So we humbly ask for your prayers--for safety in anesthesia, for good MRI results, for a surgeon's steady hand, for a complicated-free and pain-free recovery, and for a strong young man. Thanks guys!