Losing sight

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  1. Brenda

    Brenda Active Member

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    I'm sharing a need for prayer with a select group of people. I'm sure you might remember that Tracy is blind in one eye because of the accident he had 13 years ago. He is now losing sight in his right eye (bless you diabetes). He has had his eyes checked and glasses updated just last year but he's struggling hard to see close up (he said he's sitting as close as 4 inches to his computer monitor at work to see the screen). He's describing occasionally cloudy vision (suggestive of glaucoma to me). We have an optometrist appointment tomorrow afternoon - he tried to get into the specialist but he's away until next week. Hoping maybe another change in his glasses will help for now.
    We've known this was coming but this isn't an easy pill to swallow
     
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  3. Lindina

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    You got it, honey!
     
  4. Brenda

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    We went to the Optometrist yesterday and Praise the Lord we did NOT hear the horrible diagnosis of glaucoma or anything like it.

    He has central serous retinopathy - easiest way to describe it is aleak of fluid under the retina in his eye causing the visual distortion that he is experiencing. It is treatable (Praise Jesus) and his vision will be what it was prior to this happening but he need to see the Ophthalmologist.

    We have the appointment for next Thursday afternoon - I have reached out to our church family and friends to see if someone can take him down (to Fredericton) for it - I start a new job on Monday (with him) and though they're aware of what is happening with Tracy, I don't dare miss the time to take him myself.
     
  5. Lindina

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    So what do they do? Laser?
     
  6. Brenda

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    Laser is one option. There is also the option of injections
     
  7. Lindina

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    So was your appointment yesterday? or is it next week?
     
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    His appointment is this afternoon. We just had (another) snow storm on Tuesday into yesterday. Pray the highway is safe to travel on. His vision has been getting better since last week but he's still going to see the doctor to hear what needs to be said/done.
     
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    Prayers!
     
  10. Brenda

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    He's home- it isn't central serous retinopathy like we thought (were told) last week. The optometrist could see a leak of fluid but could not tell that it was bleeding. It is the wet macular edema again. He had the treatment done today and is being referred back up here for ongoing laser treatment. The ophthalmologist up here couldn't do today's treatment because he doesn't do injections which is what Tracy needed done.

    Onward we go. God is good!
     
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    All the time!
     
  12. Carla W.

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    Just now reading this. We're praying for you.

    Blessings -
    Carla
     

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