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Blind spot

After having my last check-up appointment at Moorfields cancelled at pretty much the last minute (https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/q-whats-more-stressful-than-an-impending-eye-appointment/), I was more of a nervous wreck than usual by the time the hours, days, and finally three weeks had slowly dragged by until I eventually reached the rescheduled date.  1,161 more words

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Freak! (?)

Sometimes I feel like an obsessive, paranoid freak as a result of my eye issues.  The fear of further sight loss is always there to a greater or lesser extent, and it’s this fear which causes me to carry out numerous visual checks throughout the day (and often during the night, too).  602 more words

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The irritating issue of the emotionally unintelligent idiot

Life can be pretty stressful at times.  Add eye issues to the mix, and I sometimes feel as if I’m dangling precariously off the edge of a jagged cliff in gale-force winds at high tide, hanging on by my fingernails (and I have very short fingernails).  569 more words

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Q: What's more stressful than an impending eye appointment? ...

… A: An impending eye appointment being cancelled at the last minute.

Okay, so it wasn’t cancelled quite at the last minute; I got the ‘phone call from Moorfields just before 5pm on Friday rather than on Monday morning.  899 more words

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Eye kid you not. An actual response to a reader.

Feedback  is a good thing especially when it’s in regard to a subject you’re passionate about. Jeff, a purple belt out of New York, recently had a procedure to reattach his retina and because there really is a dearth of information out there he got with me to ask about my experience. 615 more words

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The dreaded removal of the patch

I’m not sure whether it’s a consequence of being plagued once again by pre-appointment paranoia (see https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/pre-appointment-paranoia/ if you’re wondering about this) due to the fact that my next appointment at Moorfields is rapidly approaching, but the other day I found myself remembering the various dreaded occasions of eye pad removal following surgery.  1,096 more words

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Marching for Moorfields: Eye to Eye!

After weeks of pestering our friends, family, and work colleagues to sponsor us in our grand challenge of walking 14 miles from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye on a very circuitous route, in order to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity, the big day finally dawned.  1,337 more words

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