Re: [DMCForum] Re: Martin & Bill -- Blind Leading The Blind
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Martin & Bill -- Blind Leading The Blind

For the past 12 years, I've been wearing rigid gas permeable contact 
lenses, which by the nature of Keratoconus (irregular degeneration of 
the cornea) are always compromised in fit and comfort. I can't rest my 
eyes by wearing glasses - f I want to drive my car, or read anything 
further away the 1" (by luck, my right eye allows for relazedreading at 
very close quarters thanks to part of my right cornea forming a very 
stong lens) I have to wear my lenses.

I've been coping with a very sore right lens, and a sometimes agonising 
left lens for short periods for the past couple of years.

Without my lenses, I see the world, both near and far, with multiple 
alternate images. It allows me to tell that there's a red car on the 
horizon, but not recognise a person standing in front of me. I can watch 
the TV (without reading any subtitles), but not a cinema screen...

A chance google search revealed corneal inserts called Intacs which I'm 
saving up to pay for now. The only semi-permnent alternative is a 
corneal transplant


content22207 wrote:
> Uh oh, Martin & Bill playing nicely together -- Doth snoweth in Hell.
> Cataract was probably caused by a head injury in 2001. Is only on one
> side, and that's the only injury to that side. Eye doctor figures it
> just sat there and percolated until focusing was finally affected
> (it's on the backside of the lens, where the beams of light cross). Of
> course getting a *LITTLE* bit older doesn't help.
> I'll tell you about my laser if you tell me about yours....
> What tore me up were the dilating eye drops. I'd forgotten about those
> things. Don't ask me how I drove home last night. I couldn't see shit
> around the house. Not being able to focus one eye is bad enough. I was
> literally typing with my face against the monitor. Could see all the
> way down the hall however. I just went to bed early.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939

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