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Blog entry by Carvendive posted 12-20-2018 03:00 AM 530 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Last April I was driving home from Florida and noticed that I couldn’t read the road signs. I scheduled an eye exam with the VA and found out that I had what is called a retinal pucker. The VA didn’t have a retinal specialist so they referred me to a non VA retinal specialist. By the time I got to see him my vision had degraded to the point where vertical and horizontal lines were well curved and I had floaters that were blocking my vision. Given the options, surgery was looking good. Following surgery I was blind in one eye. Like having your eyelids closed with some light source in front of you type blind. That lasted for 3 weeks. Then over time it improved to a point and then within a week the cateract blossomed and I was back to 20/400. (Was I ever going to be able to carve again). The cateract surgery in that eye took another 3 weeks to get to a point where I could say that I could see out of it. A week later I had the other eyes cateract fixed. I had laser surgery for both eyes and had torex IOL’s implanted to correct my astigmatism.

Well, as of today I’m finally carving again. Both eyes are still improving. Would I do it again – YES! My only wish is that the doctors would have better explained how long it might take to recover.

-- Life without labor is guilt. Labor without art is brutality.



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#1 posted 12-20-2018 03:09 AM

Glad you’re doing better. Eyes are very important to woodworkers, especially carvers.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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