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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Life and Its Challenges
Another day, another challenge as my eyes are dominating my existence these days. Sight is something we take for granted until something happens to bring it to our attention. Mine was cataract surgery then recovery with blurred eyesight in one eye. Not correctable by new lenses, a deeper investigation brought about the discovery of swelling in the retina of my left eye probably brought on by old age-I am 75, and having high blood pressure and diabetes.
A trip to a retina specialist yesterday brought some relief in the form of an injection into my eye of medicine to correct the swelling. The result was scary as I couldn't see at all from that eye afterwards. But rest and time have changed that and I feel more hopeful today as my eyesight in that eye is slowly returning. However, I will need to continue the shots monthly. Scary thought but necessary. Don't take your eyesight for granted!