Friday, October 21, 2011
I can see for miles, and miles, and......!!
Thank you so much for all your good wishes about my eye op. and thought I might just take this opportunity to explain a little what it was all about..I can say without a doubt that if I'd been born 100 years ago I'd almost certainly be blind now..Dramatic maybe, but if I hadn't by some stroke of luck walked into The Lions Eye Institute (Lions Eye Inst.) fifteen years ago to see if I was a suitable candidate for laser surgery to correct my short sightedness, I would never have discovered that the pressure in my eyes was sky high and that I had Glaucoma, because you just don't feel it!! After many years of trying different types of eye drops and pills to reduce the pressure, and two detached retinas, five years ago I had a trabectalectomy in both eyes which to date are working 100%. I have four monthly checks and the reason I feel so very, very lucky is that despite all the trauma my eyes have been through, I can see fantastically well, no peripheral damage, to the point that I only use glasses for driving. I don't have to mention the Ophthalmologist's name who has saved my sight on at least three occasions, he doesn't need the plug, he is well known and respected internationally I just thank God, often, that our paths crossed. The reason I decided to write this post is because I think we tend to check most things when we feel that there might be something wrong, but perhaps not so much the eyes. Glaucoma isn't something that you FEEL, but if the pressure isn't checked it can wear away at your peripheral vision and once gone, it can't be recovered... So go..go and have your pressure checked, no big deal, but could be sight saving.....Alright enough of all that, back to business as normal, there's not a cloud in this sky and that's why I chose it for sky watch Friday. Hope there are no clouds in your sky today.....p.s. I missed you.....!!
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