Saturday, June 11, 2016
Dick was reading the paper at 7:30 am. When he switched on the TV he noticed a lot of blurriness. We were concerned enough to call the optometrist who confirmed a hemorrhage in the eye and referred us to a retina specialist right away. At 10:00 the RS was giving Dick an injection of Avastin in the eye to stop the bleeding. This eye disease is Wet Macular Degeneration. And now it’s wait and see.
Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Waking up after little sleep. Dick can’t see to part his hair, to put toothpaste on his brush, to read, to see words on the TV, to see the grandkid’s pictures. Adding problems to this new problem is that 20 years ago he had a detached retina in the other eye leaving a lot of scar tissue and very limited vision. He had been relying on this left eye for all of his vision. So now he is practically blind, except for still being able to move around my himself. Feeling pretty sad today. During the morning he did notice that the vision was slightly improved. But by afternoon the vision was back to being worse than the morning. Very discouraging.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Paid a visit to the doctor to check on the eye. Not much change in vision and the doctor saw no change with the medicine. His comment ” Baby steps”.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Woke to waviness worse than before. After a bit it subsided. Confused as to whether the other eye is getting worse. Doctor is watching other eye for a hemorrhage there since is has “dry” macular degeneration in it. After a while back to the regular waviness that hasn’t gotten much better. Can only read a paper in sunlight with a strong magnifying glass. Can only see 5 of 6 letters on a license plate when directly behind it. The right 2 numbers are melded together. When watching a ball game can’t see the score or the name on the back of the jersey. Still discouraged. 3 weeks since incident.