Tuesday, August 11

Scary Day Yesterday

I've been having some problems with my vision these past few days. I went to the opthalmologist yesterday. I have a posterior vitreous detachment in my left eye.


It's causing me to see flashing lights and floaters that are really distracting but not painful.

This problem could lead to a retinal detachment that can cause blindness. I can't imagine not being able to see! I thought it was funny that doc said "just keep an eye on it and let me know if it gets worse." How do you keep and eye on your eye? :)

He gave me a new prescription for glasses. There is no treatment for this problem so I will just have to learn to live with the flashes and floaters. I need to get new glasses and contact lenses but hopefully I won't have any more problems.

I have an even greater appreciation for my vision today! No wonder I was having so much trouble threading a needle to work on my little quilts!


Thankful for all mini blessings!
Kathi

6 comments:

blushing rose said...

Oh, my gosh! They can't do anything with all this new technology? Please take good care ...
TTFN ~Marydon

Kim said...

ugh, Kathi, this sucks. I hope it does not get worse- I cannot imagine not being able to see either! Hope your new glasses help a little bit at least. Hugs to you!

Oese said...

god is in the detail of our lives. his blessings are great and small.
dear kathi, everything is good for you. I hope, you'll be able to "see" it.
with love

rosanna said...

Hi Kathi, pay attention to any change in light, contrast and night vision. You can look from time to time to a sheet of squared paper ( the one is used for math exercises), pay attention to the squares , if you notice any difference either in shape or orientation call your doctor. Dismetamorphosia can be a signal of retina troubles but it can be prevented if you pay attention to small details.Big Hugs

cindymeguiar@yahoo.com said...

Will add this to my prayer list. Glad you found my "real" blog

Mary said...

I hope the new glasses will help, Kathi. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

Hugs,
Mary