Thursday, August 04, 2005

Lattice Degeneration and Me

I was diagnosed yesterday with lattice degeneration, an apparently relatively benign thinning of the retina. It's not all that unusual (something like 20% of people can get it), especially in someone whose eyes are as malformed as mine (-10+ diopter before Lasik). And in only a few people does it ever degenerate to anything worse.

Read the linked article and notice the part about scleral indentation at the bottom. That means that that doctor has to press - hard - on the eye to see if there are any tears. There weren't, thank God, but the pressing and rolling around was intensely uncomfortable.

For now, all this means is that I'll need to be sure to visit the eye doctor regularly. And hope for the best.

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