Eyes Left… Eyes Right

No, I’m not talking about Hillary Clinton.

Readers who have been around for a while know that I became afflicted with wet macular degeneration in my left eye back in March of 2013. The treatment for the condition involved injections through the sclera into the vitreous humor of the eye. For about six months I was pretty miserable, and then the treatments had the hoped-for effect — the new growth of blood vessels disappeared, and the distorted patch in my field of vision gradually receded and has now almost completely disappeared. The injections became less frequent, and finally stopped in the summer of 2014. Since then I’ve just had to go back to the retinal specialist at intervals to have my eye checked.

After a six-month gap, I went to see the eye doctor this afternoon. He was very pleased with my condition, and said that my retinas seem totally stable now. He told me I’m one of the small minority of macular degeneration patients whose condition is put into remission (my word, not his) by the injections.

He sent me off with a cheerful handshake and a reminder to stick to the AREDS-2 guidelines on vitamins and supplements for people with age-related eye disorders. My next visit will be in eight months, unless I develop alarming symptoms in the interim.

So this is very good news. After taking a break for a while this evening to let my pupils return to normal, I’m back in the saddle.

As for Hillary Clinton… On the way to and from the doctor’s I didn’t see a single Hillary lawn sign. The Republican lawns had signs for Trump and the Republican congressional candidate. The Democrat lawns had signs for the Democrat congressional candidate, and that was it. I didn’t see any Hillary bumper stickers, either.

I remember a profusion of Obama signs and bumper stickers back in 2008 and 20012. I don’t know what all this means, but it’s very unusual.

12 thoughts on “Eyes Left… Eyes Right

  1. I am glad you could get the treatment you needed. Your vision is clearer than most. Thank you for defending our freedoms.

  2. I wish you all the best!

    Concerning pro-Hillary signs: Yes, it does seem there is less enthusiasm for Hillary than there was for Obama in 2008.

    I’ve only seen in my neighborhood one pro-Hillary sign, on a window. But where I live is very a-typical. I live in Chicago, so its not surprising that Obama gets support from his hometown. Also the area where I live lefty/progressive, and I saw strong support for Bernie Sanders. I do not consider where I live a representative sample.

    There’s a political science professor who, since 1996, correctly predicted the Presidential election. He predicts a Trump victory. He back-tested his method, and there was only one counter-example: 1960. His method consists at looking at turnout in the primaries. Republican primary turnout in 2016 was about 20 percent higher than in 2012. Democratic primary turnout in 2016 was about 20 percent lower in 2008. Trump got around 14 million primary votes in 2016. Bush got around 12 million primary votes in 2000.

  3. Praise God for your improved eye health…Noticing the same thing here in northeast
    Florida. Trump signs are very dominant. There is a big Christian presence in these parts, so many Christian radio stations….I think it would really help the Jews if they would all be honest with Jacob. In Genesis 49 he stated in a parable the Messiah would face accusations and come clean in the end. Jacob’s words could only come true through a Messiah that had already been here. His words put the Jews in a sport where they can’t attack the validity of Christianity without throwing Jacob out first. I think if all the Jews were unified on this point, the world would punish muslims harder for their outrageous statements about Jews in the koran, which would be a good thing

  4. I’m happy to hear your news about your eyes.

    I reside in the San Francisco Bay area (Berkeley/Oakland) and see very few lawn signs for Hillary. There are probably more Bernie signs still up (a few) than Hillary signs. This is an indication of the lack of enthusiasm for her.

    So the Democrats (by the way, they specialize in a rumor mill with outright lies and slander) continue to whip up fear about a Trump presidency with the help of their minions in the mainstream media. As others have noted, the msm are conducting a jihad against Trump. I’ve never seen anything like it. Mostly lies, slander and distortions of course.

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