Understanding My Aging Eyes After My Detached Retina

Eye Tour Cleveland ClinicI’ve written several posts about eye medical care (post on cataracts – posts on detached retinas). Sometime soon I will share a bit more about my experience with cataract surgery — mine occurred several weeks ago.

Recently I discovered a terrific eye education resource. If you are trying to make sense of the medical health of your eyes or the eyes of an aging parent, get started by educating yourself about the structure of an eye. Check out this wonderful Eye Anatomy Tour, posted over at the Cleveland Clinic website.

Because most of my doctors offer explanations during fairly short appointments, I am not always able to absorb everything. My physicians usually explain things clearly and mostly in an unrushed manner, but I cannot always remember everything that I need (or want) to know.

The nice thing about this animated eye tour is that it can be run over and over — always a useful feature but especially so if an adult child is  explaining an eye condition to an aging parent. When you watch the tour you can also use the Dictionary of Eye Terms, linked from the same web page.

This post is not a substitute for talking with your physician.

Read all of my detached retina posts.

4 thoughts on “Understanding My Aging Eyes After My Detached Retina

  1. Pingback: And There Was Sight! A Coda for Retina and Cataract Issues « As Our Parents Age

  2. I enjoy reading this information as I gave had successful right eye detachment repair. My biggest issue post 4 1/2 years is light in most environments and the discomfort it causes. I wear dark glasses all of the time but most of the time I am looking for a new pair dark as possible. I am very fortunate to see and only had laser three times to support the opposite left eye. Any advice on the best cool looking g dark I door glasses. Have prescriptions. O es for strictly reading. Thanks, signed a survivor of the miraculous eye.

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    • The best advice that I was ever given was to seek out an optometrist who specializes in low vision. The glasses that he has prescribed and the tips and suggestions that he has offered have markedly improved my quality of life. I am lucky that he works with an optician shop that has really nice frames. I have a pair of sunglasses for outside with a prescription. I also have one for driving. He also identified a cool frame with a gasket around the lenses, but with no prescription. I use this pair when I work in the garden to keep out flying pieces of dirt. A bit more stylish than glasses and not so invasive as goggles.

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  3. I enjoy reading this information as I gave had successful right eye detachment repair. My biggest issue post 4 1/2 years is light in most environments and the discomfort it causes. I wear dark glasses all of the time but most of the time I am looking for a new pair dark as possible. I am very fortunate to see and only had laser three times to support the opposite left eye. Any advice on the best cool looking g dark I door glasses. Have prescriptions. O es for strictly reading. Thanks, signed a survivor of the miraculous eye.

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