It’s Better than a Poke in the Eye

Well, actually, it is a poke in the eye, but that’s ok! I’ve been getting monthly treatments for macular edema caused by CRVO. I keep reminding myself that the technology to repair this problem has only existed for about 20 years. The previous treatment, with steroids, wasn’t very effective, and before that, I simply would have gone blind in that eye.

The treatment is getting a few needles in the eye. It’s oddly exhausting for how little actual pain is involved but I’m right as rain the next day.

Happily, my treatments are very successful. My next appointment is 5 weeks away instead of the previous 4 weeks. In a few months, the treatments will hopefully not be needed any more :-)


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