Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It Burns!

My big brown eyes have been in quite a bit of pain today.

I managed to see a new ophthalmologist today. What was supposed to be a cold winter day somehow became a nice autumn day, with lots and lots of sun.

In case you didn't already know, a dilated eye appointment is required each year to scope out your retina (aka the back of your eyeball). Since raging glucocoasters harden blood vessels and the little one in your retina are kind of important to seeing, diabetes can have a severe impact on your vision so getting them checked out is vital. The drops that they put in your eye to dilate the retina are usually preceded by numbing drops. Somehow, either the nurse forgot to give me those drops or the solution was just a little past their prime, because for the first time in 14 years, the dilation drops burned. With the fiery passion of a thousand burning suns. She might as well have just put some vinegar in there...

On the upside, my eyes are very healthy and show no signs of retinopathy or glaucoma. Yay for being healthy.

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