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Date Posted: Mon, June 02 2014, 9:38:26
Author: Don Poss
Author Host/IP: cpe-107-185-104-161.socal.res.rr.com / 107.185.104.161
Subject: Eye surgery last month

Gents,

FYI: I was unavailable in the month of May due to a sudden left-eye retina tear that required emergency laser surgery. The tear was repaired, but I am left with what are called "floaters" and light-flashes in that eye. I was told that I had come very close to going blind in my left eye. My vision went from 20/25 in both eyes, to 20/50 in the left eye, with double-vision and a "bright glow" effect, which caused a vertigo and nausea problem.

I have new glasses now, which helps a great deal. I am able to work on the PC again, and enjoying that. And yes, eye-strain can contribute to eye problems but you don't just quit life because you don't like the disclaimers on medication. Life goes on and I am greatful for being able to see.

For the future, I have resumed my webmaster duties and getting back in the groove.

My point is to tell you that what happened to my eye is not rare at all. If you ever suddenly see "floaters" in an eye (which look like fuzz on an old projector movie), AND light-flashes, it is a very real medical emergency and you must phone your doctor right away (my doctor sent me directly to the surgeon).

Don Poss

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