Today's experience (eye measurements for cataract treatment) got me thinking that I have seen some very strange things since the retina came loose on March 20 - most of the images are generated by computer controlled machines to record the workings of one's problem eye, some are just artifacts of a specialist focusing an intense light through your dilated iris and others are what you recall of actual operations.
Dunno if I'll get to the operations but I'll start with what I got to see today:
The very patient Tech lady set me up on one machine:
"Chin on the rest, forehead on the other rest, blink.
Eyes wide open, focus on the bright dot - hold that - blink." What I saw was the bright dot with red spots spaced evenly in a circle around it.
I'm not really sure in what order this series of tests were taken in but another image comes to mind:
a road to the distance with a pumpkin or a water tower out there which comes into and goes out of focus repeatedly as she makes records of that I guess. (She has to constantly repeat this Mantra:
"Blink. Now open wide. Focus on the bright dot.")
She recommended the next level of testing which I would need to pay for (So far this whole experience has cost me nothing but two months of my time, hotels and transport - put that in yer "Obamacare" worries.) Since I figured one of my credit cards had at least $200 left I said "OK".
So now I'm looking in to another computer with a familiar bright dot and concentric blue circles.
Blue is my favorite colour but hard to appreciate in these circumstances.
All I'm trying to do is keep my chin and forehead firmly on the rests and blink when told to.