Sunday, April 18, 2010


Sorry I haven't updated my macular hole status lately, but I've been caught up in getting through this, my last year, at school!  Retirement is finally on the horizon.....7 1/2 weeks away, to be exact!

As I posted last time, the retina specialist did an OCT scan on December 7 and the macular hole was now just a sliver!  He wanted me to come back in 3 months for another scan.  In the meantime, it was decided I wouldn't go back to the opthamologist until after this scan.  So here's the latest:

I went back to the retinal specialist on March 15 for another OCT scan.  GOOD NEWS!  The macular hole is now completely closed.  I still can't see very well out of that eye because of the resulting cataract, so he sent me back to the  opthamologist

I went to the opthalmologist on April 14.  She says I have a choice of either getting the cataract removed now or waiting.  If I get it removed she can't predict what the vision will be.  Plus, I'd have to decide if I want to go for improved nearsightedness or farsighedness...too bad you can't have both, huh!  She did say that my other choice would be to wear glasses and the evil eye vision would improve to 20/40.  SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!  Any suggestions?  I'm asking around and doing  some research on this decision.  HOWEVER, the opthamologist is more worried about the beginning stages of glaucoma in both eyes than the cataract.  I go back to see her for another glaucoma test May 13 to see if it is time for me to start the daily eye drops regimen for the glaucoma.

So, again, it is "GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS"!!!  The macular hole is gone but the resulting cataract has blurred the vision in the evil eye. comes the glaucoma worries.

I'll post again after my May opthamologist visit.....hoping it's all  Good  News!  And praying!  All prayers are welcomed!