Eye Update

For those who have been wondering.  The ophthalmologist said that it is only vitreous separation at this phase.  As small chunks fall from the gel area into the liquid area of the age, commonly between the ages of 55-70, you can get little tugs on the retina, causing the lightning flashes.  I could get retina tears if a large chunk were to fall suddenly.

 

So, I am grateful for all of the prayers.  If I have no trauma for the next month, I may have dodged a bullet.  Even then, retina repair is common and not much of a problem these days.

 

The doctor said he gets vitreous separation about three times a day, but it is better to be safe.

 

Yet, I think God had something to do with it.

 

Usual post at 3:30 Eastern.

7 Comments

Add yours →

  1. Mark, my husband has expericed something very similar. He’s a jeweler and had the flashing lights and was so afraid it was a detaching retina. We called the ophthalmologist immediately who saw him the next morning—she said it was a bit of tearing nerve tissue and would clear up on its own—which thankfully​ ​it did. It is a scary sort of thing!!
    I’m just so glad you are good to go!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good news, although I must have missed part of 1 of this.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: