Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Eyes Have It 2
When I left the ER on Monday, I had a hard time believing that all that eye craziness was from a strand of fiber but I wanted to believe it because it was an easy fix. While the fiber was causing some irritation and needed to be addressed, I knew there was going to be more to this story when I woke up seeing even worse than I did the night before. I had The Mister drive me over to Daddio's fabulous eye doctor and after an exam, I was sent to the hospital to have emergency surgery (!) for a detached retina. The lovely lady surgeon wanted to do some testing on her own first and discovered-bless her heart-that the retina was not actually detaching but had a crater that only appeared to be a detachment. She decided to try a laser intervention first to see if her theory was correct and to my immense relief, it worked. I not only had a crater but a blister of some sort that was causing all those floating octopus and lighting flashes. I can't see worth beans at the moment from the procedure but they assure me it will all clear up within a few days. Sadly my hallucinogenic visions are probably something I will have to learn to live with and monitor closely in case a detachment actually occurs-which unfortunately is now more likely. The actual medical definition of all this fun is bullous retinoschisis.