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Eye surgery

jane lying face down after eye surgery

I have been diagnosed with a Macular Hole in my left eye, which means i am losing my central vision. This blurs vision, straight lines become wavy and distorted and I have difficulty in reading. I have attached some images below to try and explain what I see!

From normal, to what I see with both eyes and just left eye. Anyway the good news is that I can have surgery to help it.

In the meantime, my husband Mark has been looking after any Orders, so that isn’t a problem. However I should warn that at the moment – “once it is gone it is gone”, as I won’t be painting for a while!

I will spare you the gory details but I had complications that resulted in a second emergency operation the following day! Followed by several procedures in clinic the day after that, all related to raised pressure in my eye. They are now waiting for the gas in my eye to dissipate to see how it settles but I may require another small op.

It has been very difficult and having to lie face down for 24 hours a day for 7 days was, to be honest, awful. During the day I alternated between resting on the ironing and sunbed that had a “breathing” hole!

I am now slowly on the mend but reading and writing makes me feel very nauseous so responses, not to mention using computers! Hopefully in February I will be given the all clear and I can order some new glasses, all ready to start painting again.