Homebound

I had hoped to be a more active participant in the Greater Phoenix CNC, but had an incident Friday night - intraocular bleeding that left my left eye foggy. It's kept me off the road, though I've done some observations in the neighborhood. Hopefully the fog lifts enough for me to be more active in making or confirming IDs.

Publicado por stevejones stevejones, 03 de mayo de 2021

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Hope your eye gets better soon, Steve!

Publicado por danbeckman hace más de 1 año (Marca)

Thanks, Dan. Just got back from the ophalmologist - retinal tear. Laser surgery in the morning to "spot-weld" it, as the ophalmologist put it in layman's terms. Good success rate with the procedure, experienced surgeon, I'm looking forward to having it done.

Publicado por stevejones hace más de 1 año (Marca)

Good news - surgeon found no sign of a tear; appears to be an age-related bleed. No laser show for me!

Publicado por stevejones hace más de 1 año (Marca)

Great! Always nice to avoid invasive procedures if you can.

Publicado por danbeckman hace más de 1 año (Marca)

Bummer but happy to hear it's fixable. Aging sucks :-[

Publicado por ezpixels hace más de 1 año (Marca)

Hope you are doing better, Steve. By the way, the description of your profile picture was interesting. I know what you mean about the microscopic vision of being near-sighted. Not quite a 10x loupe, but good nonetheless. Unfortunately, I probably will soon follow down the path of cataract surgery (a legacy of a life afield). I have heard it does quite well these days, but am forewarned I will need to go back to readers. After Presbyopia set in when I reached mid 40s, I had to add them to my contact use. Then I ditched both the contacts and readers to go to progressive lenses- which also allowed me to easily take my glasses off and use my micro superpower! All the best to you in your quest for all that you observe and identify. I am happy to join that quest on iNat and appreciate your ID of the California barrel cactus on my page.

Publicado por asio-otus hace alrededor de 1 año (Marca)

Hope you are doing better, Steve. I have some retinal issues on the way too. By the way, the description of your profile picture was interesting. I know what you mean about the microscopic vision of being near-sighted. Not quite a 10x loupe, but good nonetheless. Unfortunately, I probably will soon follow down the path of cataract surgery (a legacy of a life afield). I have heard it does quite well these days, but am forewarned I will need to go back to readers. After Presbyopia set in when I reached mid 40s, I had to add them to my contact use. Then I ditched both the contacts and readers to go to progressive lenses- which also allowed me to easily take my glasses off and use my micro superpower! All the best to you in your quest for all that you observe and identify. I am happy to join that quest on iNat and appreciate your ID of the California barrel cactus on my page.

Publicado por asio-otus hace alrededor de 1 año (Marca)

To update, after the flood of red blood cells cleared up a bit the retina specialist found some small tears. He did some laser repair work, which felt like being repeatedly punched in the back of the eye and induced a remarkable light show. Now I'm left with a persistent floater in my left eye (joining the pre-existing persistent floater in my right eye). I'm no longer homebound, but am left with a significant reduction in overall vision. The "cloud" is present most of the time, especially when looking down. Hope it clears up over time.

Publicado por stevejones hace alrededor de 1 año (Marca)

Bummer! Hope it clears up too. Happy to know you're out and about :-)

Publicado por ezpixels hace alrededor de 1 año (Marca)

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