I’ve been quiet for the last little while thanks to a problem with my right eye. After a pretty bad migraine a couple of weeks ago I lost a lot of the vision in my right eye. For a few days it was particularly bad and a visit to the doctors had me sent for testing at the hospital and all the worry that accompanies it.
This was the first time I had ever really thought about what it would mean to lose my eyesight, even in one eye, and I have to say it really scared me, both as a parent and as an artist. There was also the fear that my visual problems could have been a brain issue rather than an eye issue.
I went to see an eye specialist who found my eye pressure to be over double what it should be and additionally diagnosed irisitis and a possible viral infection as well. I’ve been taking two lots of eye drops and they seem to be working so far, my vision is still blurry but stabilised a bit better though light aggravates it and my distance vision is less than stellar.
Slowly I’m starting to catch up on the work I missed as well as the fun stuff with a new found appreciation for my sense of sight. With any luck my eye will continue to improve and I won’t need further tests as I gotta admit, the possibility of having a needle stuck in my eye to collect a fluid sample doesn’t exactly give me the happy feelings. If it’s taught me anything though it’s that things can change drastically very quickly and that’s reason enough not to loiter and not make the best of things.