Went to the eye doc today- he said I had an incipient case of it (like 1+ on a scale of 1-4, 4 being a trip to cornea transplant town). For anyone not familiar, it’s a gradual degeneration of the inside of the cornea that shows up with age (I’m 51) and is apparently genetic.
He put a very positive spin on it-- said there was some chance I might need a partial cornea transplant when I get older, or I might live out my life without a problem; it’s pretty common, he sees a lot of people with it, and he only needs to recommend a transplant every 2-3 years. And if I ever did need a partial transplant (I guess they would only replace the inside of the cornea) he said the procedure is so perfected now that it’s a piece of cake.
So it could be worse I suppose. Still, it’s my eyes :eek: Anybody else have this issue, or know anyone? Had to go through with the operation?
On the good side, I’ve always been slightly nearsighted and used to wear glasses for driving; now my vision is 20/20. The same eye shape changes that make it harder to see things up close with age sometimes make distance sight better. So at least one good thing has come out of getting old (I’d like to say wisdom too, but I’m not going to kid myself).