The Last Picture?

While taking photos of hummingbirds at the feeder I suddenly lost vision in my right eye. The symptoms are that of a detached retina. Today begins the hunt to see if anything can be done about it: the longer the wait the lower the chance for restoration.

My vision has been getting worse over the years. It was never all that good, but at least serviceable. It’s bad enough I’m going deaf, do I have to be blind as well?

This could be the event that forces major changes of life. I’m not looking forward to it. Even dealing with the logistics of getting examined is tricky. Writing this blog entry has been a struggle too; I never realized how much I depend on my right eye and the automatic depth perception it imparts.

Female Rufous hummingbird.

3 thoughts on “The Last Picture?

  1. Two years ago I had an aneurysm which stopped the blood flow to my right retina, so I understand your frustration. My vision in my left eye was never as good as in the right and I still struggle, although my greatest annoyance is the absence of depth perception. It gets more tolerable over time. Good luck, and perhaps the doctors can help you more readily than they helped me.

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