Yesterday morning when I awoke, I felt a flash of pain in my left eye. It only lasted one or two seconds and then my eye felt okay. (Since cataract surgery in December, I’ve been especially alert to any complications.)
Then the pain returned, inconsistent but persistent. Every few minutes, I’d feel this flash of pain, but as soon as it was gone I dismissed it as nothing.
But by noon I decided it was not nothing. I called my eye doctor’s office, but of course he was off. Turns out he only works alternate Mondays. But they worked me in to see my husband’s doctor, which pleased me because I like him so much better than my own doctor. (Basically because he’s much better-looking and I taught his outstanding son in fifth grade.)
So Dr. Georgilis examined me and immediately saw the problem–bizarre to me, but not to him. On my lower eyelid, I had an eyelash growing backwards, so it was scratching my eye! It would move different ways each time I blinked, so sometimes I felt it and sometimes not.
He offered good news and bad news. Good news: he removed the lash with tweezers and the pain was gone. Bad news: it had scratched my eye quite a bit. But the eye drops he gave me to use the rest of the day seem to have done the trick. No pain!
So my prayer that it would be a minor matter with a simple fix was prompted answered. I was home within the hour. I thank God for compassionate care–both His and people He guides.