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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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Pimp the Expert - Ocular #foamed #foamus #meded #pocus #ultrasound

Another episode of Pimp the expert.  Where we take that time honored (or time hated) tradition and flip it upside down.  Sarah Medeiros take it away.  


Crying over lost sight

It was a dull grey Wednesday afternoon, several months ago now, and most of my work colleagues were out of the office at committee meetings which probably mirrored the weather.  856 more words

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You're so vain

If anyone were to find my phone right now, they would think I was incredibly vain. It’s full of selfies, taken at almost every conceivable angle. 789 more words

The surprising trickiness of seemingly simple tasks

The cry of, “Oh, it’s easy when you know how!” no longer quite rings true.  Certain simple, everyday tasks now require considerably increased concentration to complete, which can be somewhat frustrating.  549 more words

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