I went to the eye doctor yesterday, a new doctor in my old optometrist’s office, a young woman who is the best optometrist I’ve been to in all the decades of going!
I found out my last visit to the office’s other optometrist was four years ago, when I was referred to a specialist to see if my cataracts required surgery. At that time the specialist said “not yet”, but also related that with my high myopia, he wanted to put it off as long as possible due to the risk of retinal damage from surgery. Me, too. Due to new electronic medical records software, my new optometrist said she’d have to dig out my records for reference to see where I was four years ago. Hopefully she can find them.
From the tests she ran yesterday, I still have cataracts and she ranked them between a one and two, but we discovered I have all three major kind - nuclear, cortical, and posterior subcapsular. Oddly, when she told me this, I was amazed at how good my vision is currently and felt hopeful! I know how bad it was to see six months ago and the improvement I’ve experienced in my vision since. We agreed that I would continue the protocols of DMSO eye drops and the oral dose for six more months and do another round of tests.
I related the whole story of my endeavors with EndMyopia and the Le Meow forum over the course of the 90 minute visit, and she explained all that she saw in all the tests and pictures taken. She did say that my retinas looked very healthy though, and pointed out all that she saw in that respect. Interesting. Was not expecting that.
We also talked about floaters and she pointed out that I have Weiss rings in each eye - those are the “floaters of unusual size” I was struggling with so much. One of them is not a full ring and either separated as such, or might it possibly be the DMSO/glutathione working on it? We’ll check those again in six months, too.
We also agreed that I would come back in two weeks to get a very precise reading of my current accommodation, because she has also agreed to help me in my endeavor going forward with EndMyopia - HURRAY! She will help me deal with the step down version of glasses, but with these I will be able to include the up/down prism prescription that is not currently in my differentials and I believe, holding me back from making progress. I’m thrilled.
So more work with DMSO, but I have hope like I haven’t had for years now. I even actuated Active Focus with my left eye while I was there which really thrilled me. Thanks to Jake and Jeremy for all their work and research, and for all of those who have been involved in this incredible work to help people see more clearly! I am deeply grateful.