Hello Friends and Family,
I wanted to update you with a post on John's recovery progress that he shared on Facebook today.
It's been awhile since an eye update. Things have been stable over the last few months , I still have distortion and oil goblins floating by - reminding me of the silicone oil that once filled my eye. The distortion mostly affects the outlines of things, straight lines and typography . The typography part is a bit anoying as I design with it and basically see it everywhere . But my right eye is still stepping up for reading and working on my computer. Road signs on the other hand are still not my strong point ;) On the flip side , it's as if I have my own distortion filter on life - very interesting at times!!
Before I left Hong Kong, my doctor told me that I have a bit of cloudiness caused by the cataract implant . This is known as yag capsulotomy - basically when they perform the surgery they leave a bit of the old membrane to help the implant adjust and adapt. Overtime this membrain causes the new lens to become cloudy. Laser surgery is needed to break it up. At night see the effects of this the most .. Light sources shoot spiderwebs my way! It's hard to see sometimes , but if I look up and stare at a light , things pop into focus again . It's a very strange and visually interesting experience, but I'm glad it can be fixed.
This past monday I finally got to see a doctor here in NYC . He is a professor at Columbia and the teacher of my main doctor in Singapore and referral doctor in Hk . Needless to say he enjoyed seeing me :) My eye is looking good !! Besides the Yag bag -o cloudiness. I told him my insurance situation and he is going to figure out a reasonable laser situation . He also took 60% off his visit fee and did not charge me for photos taken. I was blown away by this , restored faith :) After the examination I started asking him questions about what I need to do differently now , he said "no sky diving or roller coasters" a bitter sweet answer , but I can live with it!! Only wish I made a jump earlier in life .. One can still dream of free falling. He also said the distortion will most not get better, My retina detached twice and i'm lucky to have sight. And lucky I feel!
Been busy bee since I've been back in NYC. Finally got a work studio situation set up in east Williamsburg . Time to start working on the interpretive art show of my optical journey . I've chosen the date Friday December 13, 2013, Please mark your calendars . I've gathered my journey in one place. www.insearchofsight.com
I Will be documenting my art process , please stay tuned :)
Feels good to be back in NYC, embracing it's energy and elements! And so many hugs from friends , thank you!!
Much love , j