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Head or Facial Features.


Considering two of my facial features have been

front and centre of my thoughts for the past

few weeks/months this week my eyes are

the subject of my post.

A few months ago I made mention on this forum

that I was going to see an ophthalmologist.


After visiting my third specialist, this one at the

Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, last Friday…


I was told that I had one healthy eye and one very sick eye (above).

The experts want me to trade it in on a glass eye.

Not my ideal scenario or outcome, considering it is

what I call my “Good Eye“.

The left one being short-sighted since the early 1960s.

So if I go missing for some time in a few weeks, or so,

this is the reason why.

All the above was written last Sunday.

Since then I have seen two more specialists and

have learned a bit more a bout melanomas of the eye.

Mine is very small and I have a loose retina as well.

At the moment I am quite a way from having

my eye removed and have another

appointment planned for late June.

Still a bit of a time bomb but I would not

wish anyone to hear this type of news

the way it was delivered last week.

MGW was telling her colleagues about

my problem on Wednesday.

One of them had a similar experience at the

Ear and Ear Hospital.

He was told he was going blind not long after

he arrived in Australia.

Fortunately his brother-in-law is an ophthalmologist

and he traveled back to his home country for a second opinion.

To this day both eyes are functioning quite well.


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