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TIPS and STRATEGIES for Face-down Home Recovery, CHEAP alternatives, following Vitrectomy, Macular Hole, Detached Retina, Bubble

Use my ideas or make your own solutions!

Most insurance won’t cover home recovery items.  I couldn’t afford to rent or buy the equipment, so I went the cheap way, and spent nearly nothing for the comforts I needed. 1,750 more words


Dietary dilemmas

After a member of the Retinal Detachment support group on Facebook gave us all the heads up that the question of whether certain foods or nutritional supplements could improve eyesight was going to be explored on the BBC2 programme ‘Trust me, I’m a Doctor’, I decided I’d better dust off the TV and  tune in.  877 more words

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Looking to the future

On Friday evening, when I spotted the headline, ‘Robot operates inside eye in world first’, I was obviously intrigued and so naturally clicked on the link to have a read.  789 more words

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More than this..?

Since my eye issues began, I’ve had to restrict a few activities due to visual discomfort of one form or another, or just basically not being able to see well enough.  911 more words

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Coughs and sneezes spread fear of retinal re-detachments

Okay, okay… I know that’s not actually how the saying goes.  And (horror of horrors) it doesn’t even rhyme!  But ask anyone who’s experienced a retinal detachment, and I’m pretty sure that most will tell you that a violent sneeze or coughing fit causes them a certain amount of anxiety.  491 more words

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I spy with my little eye something beginning with R...

As my check-up appointment at Moorfields loomed closer, the feeling of dread and impending doom increased.  I’d been granted a reprieve from surgery at my… 1,074 more words

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To bed, perchance to sleep..? (Aye, there's the rub!)

It was 5:32am and I felt exhausted by the doze / weird dream / wake / repeat cycle of the previous few hours.  I sighed the sort of sigh capable of extinguishing all the candles on a centenarian’s birthday cake in one go, before throwing off the covers and stomping downstairs in my pjs to put the kettle on.  906 more words

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