Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Eyes Have It!
Yesterday was my one year appointment with my regular eye doctor. My eyes had not changed enough for new lens, but the doctor saw something he thought needed further exploring, but by a specialist.Their office set me up an appointment with the specialist and I visited their office today. With my Mom having Macular Degeneration in both eyes, and loosing 90% of her sight in one, and the other one declining fast, I was frightened. Pop and his daughter cut their regular Wednesday visitation short,in order for him to drive me to and from my appointment. My eyes would need to be dilated once more, and it is next to impossible to drive for several hours.They recommend bringing a driver along.They took several tests using strong lights and those dreaded drops, but the entire session was over very quickly. Luckily the outcome was nothing near as bad as I had imagined. It appears I have a wrinkle in the lining of my retina wall. The Doctor talked like it was something that could be corrected with surgery,when and if it got worse, but it is not that bad right now. Evidently, it is something that occurs sometimes with the aging process. Mom is 85 and has a wrinkle or fold in her good eye lining, but her age prohibits her from having the surgery.Hopefully, if mine does get worse,and it does so in the next 10 years, they may recommend surgery for me,too,but for now, he recommends eating more green leafy vegetables and wear sun glasses or a visor when I'm out in the sun.Thank goodness, it was not worse. I can't imagine living without my eyesight.
There is a lot of very helpful information on WebMD pertaining to Eye Health. It is a neglected area, for many of us, but it would be in our best interest to read up on some of the information provided and not continue to take our eyes for granted.