I went to hospital for an eye appointment on Saturday and for the first time in years I really felt I was being listened to. I can’t count the number of times I’ve come away with the impression that because I have the guide dog, I’m a fully functioning blind person so the little bit of residual vision I have really isn’t important if it goes.
Not on Saturday though. I’ve noticed a distinct drop in my residual vision to virtually nothing in the last year and it was explained to me that this is because my cornea is an irregular shape. I also asked about the fact that some people with a particular type of LCA which is the eye condition I have have had some successful treatment.
I now have a treatment plan. firstly to see a geneticist to see what type of LCA I have. Then to see an optometrist to determine whether my vision could be improved with a cornea transplant, then back to the original guy with all the information.
I’m very pleased about this.