Ok so I'm down in Singapore again for work and also to see my eye specialist about my recurring corneal erosion.
I went to see the good doctor today after just experiencing another corneal erosion attack.
Here's my vague recollection of the conversation we had.
Doc: Okay so it seems that this is happening a least once a month for you huh. Very disruptive of your usual life huh.
Me: Yep. So how ar?
Doc: Well we're gonna try to do without the laser surgery first and hope it heals itself and doesn't happen again but if I were to guess, I think you might not have a chance but to go fo the laser surgery.
Me: Ohh.. cool.. how does that work? They shine some kind of light into my eye or something right... or something like lasik?
Doc: Uhmm.. noo.. nothing like lasik. Well what we're gonna do is use the laser to burn off your entire cornea.
Once its all off, then you won't be able to see for 5-7 days. The surgery is going to take 5-10 minutes, really quick but it's just the healing that is going to hurt a lot. Imagine burning a medium-sized hole through your skin and waiting for it to heal. Now imagine that the skin is actually your eye.
Me: Great... sounds like fun. So after I go through this that's it? I'll never have this problem again?
Doc: Well not quite, this surgery has only a 70% chance of curing you. 30% chance that it might do nothing the first time round and you might have to do it all over again.
Me: What??? Okay so what happens if I still don't get it right the second time round.
Doc: Well then you do it again.
Me: And if that still doesn't help?
Doc: Well if you keep doing it, Sooner or later you'll get it right.
Me: Wow Doc! That's a GREAT PLAN! Anything else in the procedure that could make it any more painful? You know like shoving a durian up my ass during surgery or something.
Doc: You think you're funny don't you?
Me: Okay okay fine fine.. zap me with the laser.