The specialist advised me that I should not expect that result in this eye due to the trauma suffered this winter. He did say the vision would be improved, a desirable outcome, but that the pain I have had for weeks would be gone.
Thursday the doctor removed the patch and examined his work. He pronounced it "good." I will be treating the eye with solutions until my next visit a week from now.
The pain is gone. The vision is improved from "blank" to blurry but I can see well enough to navigate across the yard or across a room without bumping into things or stumbling on a step! Would I like it to be better? Of course, but I am delighted with the vision I have. Time, and probably glasses, will tell if there is to be more improvement.
My BBBH guides us up the freeway whilst I recline. (On my back for 24 hours.)
A huge "Thank you!" to Dr. Robert Deitch, the Midwest Cornea Associates, and Spring Mill Surgery Center and all the kind and concerned staff members that assisted me and the doctor.