NEW YORK — A few weeks ago, my friend was in the hospital recovering from a head trauma, and he was looking at the clock on his cell phone.
I didn’t know what time it was, so I asked if he could make a call.
When I called, he said, “It’s 5:30 in the morning.”
I thought, Oh, he was kidding, but he actually was in shock.
He was at the hospital for what seemed like the longest time, and his eyes were so swollen that they were almost completely shut.
I called his father, who said that if I was there, he would call my parents.
We’ve been in contact since then.
My friend has now been referred to the Illinois Eye and Ear Institute (IEEE) as an adult.
It’s been amazing, and I think that’s why his father was willing to let him go.
I’m not sure if this will ever happen to any other adult who needs an eye operation.
This isn’t the first time an eye has been referred for an operation, but I’ve never heard of anyone getting the surgery in the United States.
People in Europe have gotten operations, and it’s a common practice, but in the US, the procedure is usually done with a special eye mask that covers the eye.
The mask is made from silicone, which makes it difficult for the eye to get the appropriate amount of oxygen.
The process is a lot more invasive than what we have here in the U.S. It’s also a lot harder to get permission to operate in the states, because the mask is more expensive and the procedure requires special permission.
I think the American experience is unique, because it’s actually very common to get an operation in the States for an eye problem, like an eye infection.
So, I think there’s still a long way to go for this country, but there are so many good things about it.