Vision

Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:53 pm
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To top off the worst two weeks I've had in a long time, I got some bad news from my eye dr yesterday.  She said it was the furthest thing from her mind when she walked in the door for my exam, but she told me I have cataracts.  WTF? My lenses are clouding.  GREAT! <rolls eyes>  It is EXTREMELY rare for someone of my age to have them.  They are not bad yet.  I can still eek out some of the letters on the 20/20 line with my left eye. 

I went in because even though I had a vision check last January my left eye was markedly blurrier than it was.  My glasses weren't the right prescription (or so I thought).  She examined my right eye and that went ok.  Then she started examining my left eye.  ... "ok which is better? One <she flips the lenses> or Two?" She stated.  "Two" I reply.  "Now which is better  <adjusts knob> Three or <flips lenses> Four?" "Uhhhh, I can't tell.  Number three shifts it to the left and number four shifts it to the right."  That happened with the number seven and eight that she tried.  I just couldn't tell the difference.  After that she had me put my chin on a rest and looked into my eyes with a microscope.  That's when she found them.  She kept asking me if I had taken any steroids.  No. No steroids.  It wasn't until after I had gone home that I realized that I take albuterol and advair.  I think one or both of those may contain steroids.  I really don't know though.

So, that's my most recent significant blow.  I can't stop thinking about the why.  Why do I have them?  I can't have them fixed until after my vision is to 20/40 with corrective lenses on.  That's thanks to the insurance company.  I don't get it.  They WILL get worse.  Why not remove the faulty lens when it is found then make me suffer.with loosing my sight and the accompanying headaches that result from poor vision?  On the upswing though, I was researching the surgery procedudres online and found that they have a special lense that they can put in that is a UV protector lense.  Neeto.

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