I returned a little while ago from my quarterly visit to the retinal specialist. Both eyes got a clean bill of health once again. However, I haven’t quite recovered from the dilation of my pupils, so I’m taking it easy at the screen for the time being.
For readers who are new to this blog, two years ago I developed choroidal neovascularization (more commonly known as wet macular degeneration) in my left eye. For a while I had to have an injection in that eye every six weeks or so, but the progression of the disease has been halted and the my eye has stabilized. I haven’t had a needle in the eye since last summer, thank the Lord.
A visit to the eye doctor back then was much more grueling than it is now. The routine now is: After I read the chart the technician dilates my pupils, and then I have to look into scanners and endure bright lights for a little while. Then everything is blurry and I have to wear temporary shades driving home. But I get to listen to Bach the whole trip, so it’s not unpleasant.
More encouraging news: the gap between visits to the doctor has been extended to four months, because there is no sign of further trouble in either eye.
Life is good. It’s been a tiring day, though, so posting may be somewhat light this evening.