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Going blind
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:40:42 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 06:49:17 AM »
Wow, I am saddened to read this. Of all my senses, my sight is my most valued, probably the same for most of us.

Is this a sudden thing or is it a slowly encroaching problem?
I have seen that there is a a recent crop of prosthetic aids for sight which are not a substitute for sight seem to be able to give the user a degree more independence and security than has been hitherto possible.

Chances are that you are already aware of these options, yes?

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 06:52:57 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

Tonton, ... Ugh. You are one of my favorite posters here. I am looking forward to reading every single post you make. I know that you are happily married and have two awesome daughters. I pray there is a solution for this situation. You are young, healthy and in a country with the most advanced medicine in the world. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Going blind
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »
Thank you my friend! It is a scary thing, typing is hard  on this damn iPad. New glasses are the key, the ones I wear are  4 years old

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 07:11:25 AM »
Wow, I am saddened to read this. Of all my senses, my sight is my most valued, probably the same for most of us.

Is this a sudden thing or is it a slowly encroaching problem?
I have seen that there is a a recent crop of prosthetic aids for sight which are not a substitute for sight seem to be able to give the user a degree more independence and security than has been hitherto possible.

Chances are that you are already aware of these options, yes?


Not so sudden Andrew,, progressed over the years. Perhaps had something with me having my head in books for years being in publishing industry.

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 07:23:41 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

Having a disease that will only get worst with time is very scary and puts a lot of stress on you and the rest of your family.

May God give you and yours the strength to deal with all of this.
What is worse than not being able to get what you don't even want?

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 07:28:03 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

Having a disease that will only get worst with time is very scary and puts a lot of stress on you and the rest of your family.

May God give you and yours the strength to deal with all of this.

Thank you--my daughters are  with me !!


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Re: Going blind
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 08:32:00 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

Ah ..So THAT explains your ignorant silence  - you Bundaberg rum swilling, Aussie git - you couldn't read my messages ? :)

Try to see the upsides, mate ... You won't need to look at my ( or Don's ) ugly mugs on Skype ....:P

Until you know the cause, don't give up on a solution

Take care,  mate






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Re: Going blind
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 10:06:22 AM »
Hate to say this, at my age of 46, eyesite is almost gone. Have specialist appointment lined up but damn scary.

Do not panic, my friend.
You might developed a cataract.
Very easy surgery, brings back 100% of vision, and very cheap in Russia.
Or... you might just need to adjust to aging and order glasses for reading.  :)

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 10:09:46 AM »
Get yourself down to the best eye doctor you can find. It is usually something treatable.

I wish you the best of luck, mate.

And ditch the ipad and get a big wide PC screen like I did a few years ago. Squinting at little screens cant help.

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2017, 10:28:47 AM »

Do not panic, my friend.
You might developed a cataract.
Very easy surgery, brings back 100% of vision, and very cheap in Russia.
Or... you might just need to adjust to aging and order glasses for reading.  :)

+1

I swear i thought the same, because my father had cataract. We have Russian eye clinic here in Monte and he got surgery there. All is well, thanks goodness! It is not cheap for us (compared to our own medicine which is free), but for those things one will always find money. Fingers crossed!

Get yourself down to the best eye doctor you can find. It is usually something treatable.

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 02:25:49 PM »
Oh, so you don't know what the problem is yet, but you only have old specs?

I dunno about you but I found out that I can see much better when I have the right specs. ;)

I have cataracts forming and I know that with correction one's eyesight is made roughly similar to a young hawk. Sadly, for other reasons, cataract surgery is not an option for me. However,  until you know what the problem is, if you don't have other, non-optical issues, then chances are that it is cataracts and with two 20 minute procedures you'll have better eyesight than you ever did.

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 06:03:24 PM »
That's terrible news, I hope and pray for the best!

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 06:15:21 PM »
tonton, what precisely is wrong with your eyes?

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Re: Going blind
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2017, 07:07:15 PM »
tonton, what precisely is wrong with your eyes?

Maxx, completely blurred. Frustrates me as I am a reader of books daily. But off to eye specialist today.