Visual Fields Test

My appointment with my glaucoma specialist went well, except for the fact that I was back to the 20/200 line and even that wasn’t as crisp as a my second PostOp appointment on 27 April (I also believe it was slightly worse than my unscheduled appointment with Dr. Ayres this past Friday.)  I’m glad everything looks great, but that isn’t helping me see better.  As per Dr. Pro’s (and Dr. Ayres’) recommendation, I’ve scheduled an appointment with Dr. Garg, the retina specialist I saw earlier this year.  I have a feeling I know how that appointment will go too.  Everything will look fine, but my vision will still suck.  Call me Nostradamus.  I’ll let you know how things go on 18 or 19 May.

Central Vision Visual Fields Test at Wills Eye

Central Vision Visual Fields Test at Wills Eye

One of the problem I’ve noticed is that I seem to have more blind spots, especially in my central vision.  When Eliz and I were working with Jane at softball, I noticed I had trouble following the ball when Eliz would flip the ball to me from three to five feet unless I looked to my right.  I’m not sure what the above test indicates, but since I don’t think I’ve ever had this particular visual fields test I don’t think there is anything to compare it to.

Visual Fields Test Machine in the Glaucoma Dept. at Wills Eye

Visual Fields Test Machine in the Glaucoma Dept. at Wills Eye

After my appointment at Wills Eye, Eliz and I walked up Walnut Street and stopped into the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  I had contacted them just before we moved Salon Supplies + Interiors and ForYourSalon.com out of that disaster of a building (which has been condemned, by the way.)  Between the move and setup of the business and waiting to see how things went with the surgery, I didn’t follow up.  Looking back, that seems dumb.  As it stands now, I don’t think things will improve dramatically, if at all.  You may say I’m a pessimist, but I disagree.  I would call myself a realist.  Sure, I can hope and wish, but I’ve been doing that since I was a small child.  Maybe I learn something and gain some confidence.

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Wills Eye Tomorrow

Okay, I’m going to try to keep this short…  I’m scheduled to see my glaucoma specialist tomorrow.  His name, fittingly, is Dr. Pro, and he is…  It was at an appointment with him late in September of last year that he noticed the clouding of my left eye and recommended me see a cornea specialist, which I did within a month.  That led to the December surgery.  I guess I’m hoping for lightning to strike twice.  As I’ve mentioned in previous entries, my vision has been giving me additional trouble over the past few months.  Dr. Ruffini noticed a slight fold in the cornea that was not there the last time I saw him.  Is that the problem, or is it something else?  I am hopeful that Dr. Pro will spot something, and if he does, I hope it can be corrected.  If not, my last bit of hope will come at the end of this month when I see Dr. Ayers, the cornea specialist that put in the 69 year old endothelia and gave me a black eye in the process (don’t worry, I forgave him for the shiner…)

I had also hoped to stop by ASB (Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired – asb.org) tomorrow, as they are just across Walnut Street from Wills Eye.  I didn’t hear back from them, so I don’t know if we stop in.  I don’t get a chance to get out of the store too often, so we’ve got to make the most of it.  Jane and Margaret are covering for Eliz and I tomorrow, by the way.  I will post tomorrow or over the weekend on how he appointment goes.

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