I woke up blind in one eye this morning

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Myopia in the " good eye ", fraufruit! About 80 per cent vision in that one. But had cataracts in that one last year.

 

I made a salad today and poured the dressing onto my jeans! And my office neighbour gave me a waffle and it dropped through my hands this morning.

 

Really dodgy is when I'm out and about with puppy Mandy. When she poops, I grab a Kackbeutel but sometimes I can't see the turd😂🙁 and get down on all fours and look a proper idiot!😂

 

On the SmartPhone- I can see just fine.👍

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Hope the referral shows some hope, John.    Depth perception is badly affected by loss of vision in one eye.  So, even simple acts like catching the waffle can be tricky. ( Remember the 5 second rule for dropped food!!) Driving  can be hairy. Good luck.

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That is it, RedMidge! Depth perception... pouring a drink is a toughie. Nicole does that for me usually ( quicker than wiping a carpet or a table😂).

Picked the waffle up within 5 seconds and even ate it! ( Though he gave me a can of whipped cream and some of that ended up on the office table🤭).

 

No driving. Nicole does the driving on Crete ( where our car has been at the airport since the end of October and until we return for a visit April-ish).

 

Here- taxis. But only if our dog/s are welcome.  To be very frank- apart from the convenience of taxis , many S-Bahn and bus passengers just come across as unhygienic, unwashed, smelly etc- that is the reality. 😡

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Damn, John. Sounds awful.

 

Glad you are back in Germany and hopefully get better treatment. Can't help but wonder if the crappy treatment in Greece created this.

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Covid struck Greece and they closed the eye clinic down for about a year and a half. That didn't help🙁. No post-op stuff etc.  People weren't even allowed to leave their province without special permission. You had to SMS the police to ask if you could step outside your front door. Or fill in an Emergency Movement form. 

 

When some freedom of movement was finally allowed, I flew to Athens last February (edit:January ) to a specialist clinic and three wise senior doctors with beards did some tests, took some pictures and just said: " Mr John. Fly back to Crete. It is too late and too dangerous to operate now. Best case? Nothing? Worst case? You will go blind in that eye. The oil has moved."

 

Let us see what Barmbek say...👍👍👍🤭🤭😰

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We've discussed this before John, but again, as a fellow eye sufferer (detached retina) I really feel your pain. My left eye is at about 40% of what it was before with no sign of any further improvement. Luckily the docs spotted the right eye going the same way and I got the retina 'spot welded' to patch up all the holes. The worst part for me is the double vision...

I work all day on the computer and have the bad eye closed most of the time! 😂

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Covid struck Greece and they closed the eye clinic down for about a year and a half. That didn't help🙁. No post-op stuff etc.  People weren't even allowed to leave their province without special permission. You had to SMS the police to ask if you could step outside your front door. Or fill in an Emergency Movement form. 

 

When some freedom of movement was finally allowed, I flew to Athens last February (edit:January ) to a specialist clinic and three wise senior doctors with beards did some tests, took some pictures and just said: " Mr John. Fly back to Crete. It is too late and too dangerous to operate now. Best case? Nothing? Worst case? You will go blind in that eye. The oil has moved."

 

Let us see what Barmbek say...👍👍👍🤭🤭😰

 

I know about the problems you had in Greece with covid restrictions as well as having to travel to Athens. That's what I meant by you probably would have fared better in Germany. 

 

It is what it is and I'm glad you are getting good attention now. 

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Eric, babe! Can totally identify!👍👍

I now have a 27 inch computer screen but still crane my neck to see people I'm Skyping with!

 

And if they say " let me share the screen with you " ie show a document ( as happened today ), I think.. " oh no. You do that and I'll read on my SmartPhone at the same time."

 

And just imagine I one day meet a beautiful woman ( cos Nicole will have slung me out😀😂) and I would like to say: " you are a beautiful woman - possibly- but let me check with my eye doctor first!😂). 

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14 minutes ago, Eric7 said:

We've discussed this before John, but again, as a fellow eye sufferer (detached retina) I really feel your pain. My left eye is at about 40% of what it was before with no sign of any further improvement. Luckily the docs spotted the right eye going the same way and I got the retina 'spot welded' to patch up all the holes. The worst part for me is the double vision...

I work all day on the computer and have the bad eye closed most of the time! 😂

And to think as kids we used to play the game in the back of Dad's car " I spy with my little eye something beginning with xxx ". Whoever thought that insensitive crap up?😂😂

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Blimey ( so to speak.. on the blind thread!)... I don't remember that, HEM! As a child in the 50s, Bill and Ben was all the rage on our black and white telly and we didn't have books or anything in our place.

Still one of my favourite telly memories! Dad used to say " don't sit too close to the telly. It's bad for your eyes."

 

Little did I know!👍😰

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Wow! Just wow! I was at Barmbek hospital this morning at the referral of an eye doctor in Harburg.

They took their pictures and I explained the history of my right eye the past four years and they CAN operate to remove the silicon oil. We are going to Crete for two or three months in April so we agreed 1st August as the op date with three or four days in hospital.

I will not regain perfect eyesight but there will be SOME improvement!

 

I asked: " can you really do it?"

Two docs together there answered: " we do it every day, Mr Gunn."👍👍

 

One happy bunny today!!!😎😎😎😎😎

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Wow! Just wow! I was at Barmbek hospital this morning at the referral of an eye doctor in Harburg.

They took their pictures and I explained the history of my right eye the past four years and they CAN operate to remove the silicon oil. We are going to Crete for two or three months in April so we agreed 1st August as the op date with three or four days in hospital.

I will not regain perfect eyesight but there will be SOME improvement!

 

I asked: " can you really do it?"

Two docs together there answered: " we do it every day, Mr Gunn."👍👍

 

One happy bunny today!!!😎😎😎😎😎


Great news John!

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Could it still work for you, Eric? Another go at it? That would also make me happy!

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Could it still work for you, Eric? Another go at it? That would also make me happy!

 

I've got a scleral buckle which is very irritating - it always feels like there is grit in my eye, caused by the stitches rubbing. They are normally permanent though so removing it is unlikely.
The main issue with my eye though is the double vision. I can't wear properly corrected glasses because the vision in the left eye is so distorted so I've got a weak prescription which leaves it blurry. It's a pain doing graphical work on a screen, which I have to do all day!

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Awful, mate😰

I am truly sorry to hear that. Well, you never know. The technological advances in opthamology are staggering. I picked up a brochure at the hospital today.

I hope something will work out for you one day👍👍

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Just now, john g. said:

Awful, mate😰

I am truly sorry to hear that. Well, you never know. The technological advances in opthamology are staggering. I picked up a brochure at the hospital today.

I hope something will work out for you one day👍👍

 

Cheers!

I have to go back to the doctor soon anyway so maybe they will suggest something new to try!

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7 minutes ago, Eric7 said:

 

Cheers!

I have to go back to the doctor soon anyway so maybe they will suggest something new to try!

 

Hope they can find a way to make your eye better, feel sorry for you

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4 minutes ago, yesterday said:

 

Hope they can find a way to make your eye better, feel sorry for you

 

Thanks :)

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Great news, john g.! Why not do it before going to Greece?? It is only March 2nd.

 

Eric, I hope you can find some relief, soon.

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