Thursday, August 05, 2010

All's well that ends well

I'll keep this one brief because the eye drops haven't fully worn off yet [ after 3 hours ] and I'm finding the monitor a bit glarey

Basically the Opthalmologist says that the vitreous in my right eye is shrinking and pulling away from the retina - that pulling action being what causes the electric flashes I've been experiencing since last friday.
It's very common in old fogies, and can definitely be a cause for alarm if the retina tears or ruptures during this process of pulling away ... but mine is fine.

Touch wood.

My vision isn't/shouldn't be affected, and I'll just have to put up with the flashes and pressure on the eyeball for a week or two until the process is complete.

Huge sigh of relief!
Obviously I was told that if the situation changes [ worsens ] then I'm to call 'em immediately but there doesn't seem to be any real reason to expect that to happen
so it's all good

True to her word Tara ran me from her place to the Clinic, waited [ with knitting ] until I was done, then back to hers for a cuppa while I waited for the drops to subside enough to drive.

so now the agenda is dinner, a cuppa, and tellie with knitting - which I can do on autopilot because it's just stocking stitch.

6 comments:

Marcie said...

Glad to know all's well, hope the light display clears up quickly.

Jan said...

It's good to hear your news. I hope things settle quickly for you.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

hope it gets better fast for you

Hawthorne C said...

Glad the news was good. You need a relaxing weekend.

Donna Lee said...

Your own personal fireworks! I'm glad it's not anything more serious.

ozjane@gmail.com said...

Hope it does not take too long to finish its moments of fame.
Funny how all the parts of the body like to be noticed at times.
Take care.