Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Maybe I should have clarified...

I forget that people outside the OR talk a little differently about stuff.

To clarify: I am not taking out people's eyes and cleaning them. That does not happen all that often. (I have learned to never say never when it comes to OR procedure.) Most of the time, the eye stays in the eye socket.

I am learning to scrub in and assist the eye surgeons on various procedures. If you have a bleed in your eye, a detached retina, I want to be right there.

It is sooo cool seeing the inside of the eye. They also have the best toys. Retinal stuff is just like little tiny laparoscopic procedure. Cannot wait to learn more.

In IF news, baseline is tomorrow. They assigned me a room at work, so I have to come in as soon as I can. Unfortunately, my appointment is not until 8:45 AM. I may try to get there early on the off chance the Apprentice can do it sooner. Sigh. If this is the worst that happens, I think I got off light.

5 comments:

'Murgdan' said...

Eeew. Eyes freak me out. Seriously, getting those ruptured globe or penetrating eye trauma just sends chills up my spine. I've actually been grateful some of my patients have had both eyes dressed/patched while waiting to go to the OR because that way they can't see the cringe look on my face....eeek.

Good luck with the baseline!!!

~Jess said...

My brother has a detached retina...it's actually held in place now by a buckle and he's had 7 or 8 surgeries to try and repair the damage and vision.

Good luck with getting in there tomorrow morning!

My Reality said...

Eye stuff doesn't bother me too much, I have had two cornea transplants so I guess I am kind of used to it.

Good luck with the scan tomorrow.

Megs said...

Good luck tomorrow with the baseline :) And I admire your enthusiasm about the eye...not sure I could handle that.

Duck said...

Really you don't take the eyeball out and give it an ol' scrub with some mr.clean?
Just kidding of course, good luck tomorrow.