For my husband

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  1. ku_alum

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    My husband has always had perfect vision. He went to the eye doctor (for the first time in his life) yesterday for what we thought was an eye change due to aging (about 6 months ago, he started complaining of not being able to see well out of 1 eye).

    They discovered his vision remains perfect, but he has a problem with his iris and lens. They are sending him on to a specialist today.

    Of course we both Googled and learned potentially scary things. Dumb. Why do we do that?

    I put in for an emergency sub so I can go with him to the specialist.

    Please pray that we learn good or acceptable news about his eye.
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Thoughts and prayers for you both.
     
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    Lots of love to you both.
     
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    You both have my prayers.
     
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    Hugs and prayers for both of you!!
     
  7. ku_alum

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    He rec'd a diagnosis that wasn't amazing news, but manageable. His vision will never improve in that eye, but a treatment can likely make it not get worse, and there is no reason to think it will go to the other eye.
     
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    I'm glad it wasn't too horrible. I hope the treatment works well.
     
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    Our son was born with a congenital defect in his right eye, and it sees dark and light and some movement, but the nerve/brain connection in that eye never formed, since there was an opaque covering over the pupil until he was about 2. Now the eye cosmetically looks pretty good, but you can't undo the crucial times that nature gives you to bring a system together. Because his brain did not receive signals by 9-12 months of age, it never will understand signals from the eye.

    So I have a son without usable vision in one eye, and we have lived for 30 years with the remarkable news that although the vision can't be fixed in the right eye, miraculously only the right eye was affected - this defect almost always occurs in both eyes. His glasses are always poly carbonate lens which can work as a form of safety glass over his good eye. He is near sighted but that is just the normal stuff.

    I say all of this to assure you that your husband is going to be fine. Without good vision in both eyes he will not be able to be a commercial airline pilot, the military won't take him, the NFL won't draft him as QB. My son's doctor was the best at telling what the limitations were, and those were the most disheartening he could come up with. His advice was to teach him to build jets, not fly them, don't let him get his heart set on being a soldier, and find other ways to get onto the field to play. To that end, my son has spent what seems like a lifetime on the field - in marching band. In high school, five years as a Marching Jayhawk, and a million other kinds of bands, and he hasn't once felt the need to be QB.

    I am so glad that the second eye is unaffected. I know that we all want two perfect eyes, but one unaffected eye is a blessing. If hubby suddenly want to take flying lessons, that's OK - he can fly anything that isn't commercial. My son just laughs about it and tells people it was God's way of telling him he should confine himself to first class - that's as close as he needs to get to the cock-pit! :hugs:
     

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