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Monday, July 28, 2008

Detached Retina and Surgery

I've had a weird sensation in my left eye for the last month or so. It's felt heavy and tired and I found it hard to focus with that eye. So I made an appointment with an opthalmist. I decided to skip the optician as I did have an eye check about two months prior to this and nothing was detected then.

When the opthalmist put aside his equipment and gave me the serious look, I knew there was something wrong. The cause of all the weirdness in my eye turns out to be a detached retina, or more accurately, a retinal dialysis with macula off. Now from what I gather, this is a serious enough type of retinal detachment. Great.

As I practice taekwon do, this is the most likely cause of the detachment (nothing like a few kicks into the head), but I don't know this for certain. All I know is that within two hours of diagnosis, I had myself a consultant surgeon and an admission date for surgery at the Royal Victoria hospital in Dublin.

We'll just have to see how it goes (pardon the pun).

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