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Re: loss of sight


Noreen, one of the best centers is: 
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/academics/ophthalmology.html

You might try looking at their research and even considering an
appointment.  

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN




> [Original Message]
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/06/2003 10:17:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
>
> In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >Reading is something so basic to my life that I fear for my sanity
> >should I ever lose my sight
> This hits close to home.  I've been battling debilitating migraines this 
> summer.  Debilitating to the point of not being able to function at all,
close to 
> suicidal, losing vision, motorskills, etc.  Anyway, in the process of
seeing 
> specialists, etc. to find the cause and possible cure, I had to see an 
> opthamologist....first time EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20
vision.  No 
> cause or cure was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the
optic nerve 
> which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely rare for
my 
> age.  To make a long story short, I have now glasses for reading, glasses
for 
> driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc.  My "condition" will be monitored 
> closely from now on.  After this summer though I am just happy that I am
able to see 
> at all and function.  However,  it got me to thinking though....I think I 
> would much more easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else
over the 
> loss of sight.  Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but
there 
> are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature.  Not to be
able to 
> enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during migration flying
over 
> our house, or a butterfly going through the stages of it's life.  I think 
> that I would miss these things the most.
>
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
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