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Seeing is believing

A year ago, I went in for a routine eye exam and it was discovered that the pressure in both eyes was elevated to a level that possibly presaged glaucoma.

A couple of months later, I went back for an exhaustive set of panels that did everything but pull the eyeballs out of their sockets and take a physical look at them.  It was determined that nothing needed to be done immediately, but also discovered that the optic nerve attachments to the retina are getting a little thin and frayed.  This is most likely due to the fact that I am horrifically myopic, but it is also to some extent a result of age.  So naturally they want to keep an eye on that.  (No pun intended.)

I still have excellent peripheral vision and no obvious visual impairment other than being nearsighted and astigmatic, so there was and is no cause for alarm.

So I went back again yesterday for my annual routine eye exam, and they found that the pressure in both eyes had dropped back into normal range!

Nobody is sure why.  It’s attributed on some evidence to my having lost 30 pounds over the last year and my A1C dropping from 7.2 to 6.3.  Frankly I don’t care what the reason is, I’m just happy that I’m out of the pre-glaucoma range.  I don’t need that on top of everything else that ails me.

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