Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'll Be Seeing You...
With Both Eyes

Indulge me today as I am a bit giddy with joy as I look at the blurry screen through my two artificially dilated eyes. I received good news in the past hour.

Four years ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes. At the time, there was a questionable spot on my left retina. Jump ahead to this past week, my blog and the blurring of vision in my left eye. The eye doctor say me on Saturday and thought the retina might have changed. This morning I saw the retinal specialist, the one who was once an intern under me (but I digress).

He had this amazing machine that used laser and low energy X rays to do a cross section of my retinas. Bottom line, they are good. They are fine. They are no problem. They look good. Did I mention that they are fine? In any event, on March 6th the doctor who did my cataracts will be doing a Yag Laser Capsulotomy on my left eye.

Apparently, when they do the cataract surgery, they remove the lens but leave the posterior (back sided) capsule in place to support the artificial lens they implant. That capsule can become clouded, and that is my problem. With the laser, they will blast a hole through the capsule, the capsule will contract some and the blessed light shall pour onto that good looking retina. Did I mention the retina is fine? Any way, I look forward to seeing you all soon, even the next day at Canoecopia.

Paddle safe...
DS

9 comments:

Alex said...

Great news! I'm glad your eyes are okay.

Michael said...

Thanks for the update Dick! Glad to see you'll be seeing too...two...to? Anyway, good news!

Hey, Alex, do you know I put you on YouTube? hehehe... LOL

Ron said...

Thats very good news! Glad to hear it. Be seeing you at Canoecopia!

JohnB said...

Great!!!

I've got the Irish Whisky packed, then you'll be seeing double, but clearly.

I had laser procedures done on both eyes a few years ago to reduce the pressure--they blasted 49 holes in one eye and 51 in the other. Said they could do more later, but so far no need. Amazing stuff--mine was painless too.

They eyes have it!

Now about my hearing . . . oh well, most things still work (read Pickles this morning? ;))

Your roomie :))

Douglas Wilcox said...

Excellent news!
Be seeing you!

Silbs said...

Thanks to all, I appreciate the comments. And, yes, I read Pickles every morning, although I've been doing so lately with just my right eye.

DaveO said...

Can't imagine the relief you must feel! See you at the big show in Madtown.

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Eye was hoping it would work out great. Cheers.

steve said...

great news about your eyes, and good luck for the laser procedure.personally I like the appearance of natural wood in a kayak