Kind of blind

A week later. I’ve had laser surgery for a torn retina. As it is now, my left eye is still okay but my right eye has a long ways to go. Amazingly the one affects the other because the brain sees using both. In photography terms the left is resolving 50 lines/mm and the right more like 5. I wear a patch to keep it from getting tired and causing distraction with close vision.

I took a camera with me on my rushed trip (the Canon G11) but did not take many pictures. I can’t see if there are pictures to take, can’t see to use the camera right, and can’t see to process an image afterward. I can’t see other people’s pictures either. The only reason I can type this is by using the left eye only, and knowing how to hit the keys without looking (mostly).

There’s a list of things for me not to do. Basically it involves irritating the eye or getting the ocular/blood pressure up. The problem may clear up better or stay the same. Or the retina could tear again. Or it could happen to the other eye. Once again I’m at Life’s casino playing a game I’d rather not.

But I wouldn’t be me without getting at least one photo out of this. Taken from my motel room window. I’m not sure if it’s any good as it was largely guesswork from start to finish. Besides it’s ‘Street Photography’ and that’s not really my thing.

What do you think?

Homeless in Kelowna. (Most of the homeless there are women, unlike in other cities.)

3 thoughts on “Kind of blind

  1. Hi Marc, Sorry to hear that your in such a situation, must be terrible and terrifying as well, hope all goes as it should for you… its not until such things happen that it makes us realise just how lucky we are sometimes…. but I have to say…. ( in a nice way, please dont think I am being sarky) for a guy who has trouble seeing, that is sure one good photo my friend…. As I say, hope everything works out for you…. take care… kind regards.. Lynd..

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  2. I’ve come across your blog by chance and read this… I well understand the problem because I had 2 laser surgery intervention (it happened eons ago). Since then things went well…
    Good luck and keep shooting, of course šŸ˜‰

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