Hi Catherine, Sorry that you are still having difficulties with this. I can't answer your question. You might email or call Dr. Anderson's office. He won't email you back, though. His office manager will. Or you could email him and tell him the problem and ask him to call you and see what he has to say or what he can recommend.
I'm glad that you finally got in to see some one. We all are really susceptible to corneal abrasions and should be aware of that and seek medical attention if we feel like something is in our eye or just a painful sensation.
I don't know what the doctor means by stitching your lid. I guess that I don't have a clear picture of what he intends to do. I'm sure that you have tried the vitamin E oil or something like that to apply to the lid and gently pulling and stretching that lid. I really would check with Dr. Anderson's office. I also think that if something surgical needed to be done that he would correct it as a followup corrective procedure that he would probably just accept whatever your insurance would pay. At least, that is the impression that I got when he did my surgery. It is not like you are really close to his office, though. Tough call to make. Sorry that I can't help in some way. I do hope the abrasion heals soon and the discomfort goes away.
Take care and let us know how you do.
Shirley in AR.