Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Visit to the Retinologist

Last Monday was my first visit to the retinologist this year.

It came as a shock to realise that I hadn't seen my retinologist since a few days before Christmas. Bear in mind that I had been seeing her every four weeks before last July when she stopped the avastin and Lucentis injections.

This visit was very pleasant, it's nice when you know that you are not going to get a needle in your eye in a few moments.

I did have some explaining to one of my doctor's assistants who insisted that I needed to look directly at the eye chart to read it. Eventually she accepted that I cannot see anything directly in front of me, and the only way to even find the chart was to use my peripheral vision in my right eye.

That done. My retinologist examined my eyes. The news was in part good.

The swelling in my left eye can now be classified as chronic, rather than acute.

Chronic being the medical term for long standing and the problem no longer reacts to treatment. Acute meaning that it is treatable  and reacts to treatment.

Anyway, that was it. Leaving I had to make my next appointment. Believe it or not, it will be the week of Thanksgiving, November, before I see my retinologist again.

Do you know how many times I wished for such a long wait in the past?

As the old adage goes, "Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it." Well I sure did, and went blind to get it!