Tuesday, January 13, 2009

White Cane - Vision Redux

I'm exhausted. I spent the day at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester; 3 1/2 hours in a dark room, with both eyes being lasered by two doctors working alternately. I had 11 retinal tears which all needed to be repaired by laser tacks. It's painful and tiring - metal devices pushing on the backside of the eyeball, my eyes pried open, while trying to "look down and to the left, no further left, further, good, now don't move"' (with nothing to actually focus on) - then zap, zap , zap with the blinding light. Again and again and again. By the time they were finished I was so exhausted I was on the verge of tears.

Follow up next Monday.

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