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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 and I needed eye surgery to fix it. Having a macular hole means i am losing my central vision . My vision is blurred, 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 of my eye surgery, 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.

Progress update on eye surgery

I first posted this in January and it is now mid February and here is the latest information. The gas in my eye has now gone but I still have problems relating to the new lens they inserted. As a result I will need laser surgery and I am still using eye drops to help with the ocular hypertension. I will have to wait at least 6 months until it all settles down before I have the laser surgery.

So please excuse any typos that you see on this website, as I still have distorted vision and also my style of painting may be a little looser! Which could be good or perhaps not!