Wednesday, 28 February 2018


If it's not one thing, it's another! Today's new medical problem, to add to the ever growing list of problems, is to do with my right eye. I woke with all the symptoms of a detached retina - flashing lights, clouded vision etc., so took myself into town for an emergency optician's appointment. Lots of eye examinations and tests later and she thinks it may be to do with age related shrinkage of the vitreous humour in the eyeball collapsing away from the retina rather than an actual detachment. I have to go back in tomorrow morning for the final test but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the collapse rather than the detachment as that doesn't have any concerns about permanent loss of vision or a need for surgery. The vision tests confirmed that my eyesight has actually improved and need new glasses so I'll be choosing new ones some time next week. 

I've had to cancel my teaching commitment for tomorrow as the eye drops to be used in preparation for the final test will blur my vision for anything up to six hours so I won't be allowed to drive - I'd driven to the optician's so that's why she couldn't do the test today. I admit that I'm secretly quite glad about having a good reason to cancel commitments as the local forecast is for snow and ice so I don't really want to be out driving in it. 


  1. Sorry to hear of your troubles, Eileen, hope the eye gets sorted soon. Take care. Carole

  2. If it's not one thing it's another. So sorry to read about the eye problem.
    J xxx

  3. Oh my goodness. Having spent the last two years with lots of eye issues for Mr Man, I know how worrisome this can be, in spite of all the amazing medical science to fix, still scary. Hope it's only good news.

  4. Sorry to hear that. I know just what a worry that is. I had a shadow in the corner of my eye about 3 weeks ago. When he dilated my pupil with the drops he found I had bleeding on my retina from an occlusion to a small vessel. It could have nee high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high glucose but all of those have proved to be normal. I am not awaiting an appointment at Bristol Eye Hospital. It is not much of a shadow but is very annoying when I take photos because I am old fashioned and use the viewfinder.

    1. I've been referred to the RUH Eye Clinic as she discovered a 'freckle' in my left eye today and that now has to be checked and monitored.

      I'm sorry to hear about your problems and hope for a speedy recovery.