This is how I looked one week ago after I got home from the Michigan Surgical Center in East Lansing. My ophthalmologist, Dr. Kevin Liu, had just performed surgery to relocate a lens implant inserted six years earlier that was starting to move downward.
It was my first somewhat major health situation as a newly-minted sixty year old. I was confronted face-to-face with some of the issues that I will face as a member of the first class of aging baby boomers.
Here's some background: About a week-and-a-half before I went to the ophthalmologist to get this checked out, I started seeing double for brief periods of time. It would go away when I blinked my eyes or when I moved them. Then I noticed that when I read content on the computer, it would blur out until I blinked or moved my head.
I tried to talk myself into believing that it was my eye glasses prescription. Then I started to believe I had a problem. I called my friend Carnell, who has had eye health challenges and asked for his advice.