We visited the Inland Eye Clinic in Hemet today. Dr. Carlson told Alice at the meeting he had good news and bad news. The good news is that the swelling in the retina of her right eye has gone down; the shot of four weeks ago stopped the bleeding. The bad news is that there has been little or no recovery in her eyesight. She has a level of macular degeneration in her right eye that will probably be there from now on; she will see a dark spot in the middle and only have some peripheral vision in that eye.
He suggested that she be rechecked in about two months, when we will be in the Sacramento area, and continually monitored after that. One of the key concerns is to be sure the problem does not develop in her left eye. She will need another shot only if the bleeding resumes.
A recommendation to our friends at Jojoba: Alice's eyesight went from okay to this in less than six months. She started to tell me about having more problems seeing back in January, but we did not react immediately. Maybe it would not have made a difference, but if you have a potential problem with your eyesight, check it out quickly, rather than lately. Loss of sight is a terrible loss.
So, we will be traveling north starting Friday, heading for Soledad TTN. It is now a matter of learning to live with what life presents to us.