Wednesday 21st September
Well it wasn't the best news at the opticians yesterday, but not completely awful either. My prescription has changed, worryingly a much bigger deterioration in my right eye, so I've just spent a small fortune on a new pair of glasses which should be available for collection within the next two weeks. The result of the eye health check revealed that I now have cataracts in both eyes which was a bit of a shock but, because they are thankfully in the very early stages, it's just a case of monitoring for now.
The not so good news is that I have to go back in this morning to have another examination but this time with my pupils dilated (or diluted as I keep describing it!) so the back of both eyes can be checked properly. It seems likely that I have had another PVD, which means that both eyes have been affected by this if it is confirmed, so she wants to check to make sure that the retina in both eyes hasn't been damaged. The frustrating thing is that my vision will be blurry for hours afterwards so I won't be doing much today.