I can offer emotional support to those suffering from visual impairments--specifically those dealing with retina detachments and cataracts. I am legally blind since birth and have recently experienced much eye trouble and have had 11 eye surgeries. Because of these surgeries, I have suffered much vision loss in the left eye. I have also lost some peripheral, in both eyes. This was both a mental and physical roller coaster ride. But I have learned so much about my vision, and I want to use my trials for good!. I am happy to share my experiences, and will offer as much advise as I can on the topics of retina detachments, cataracts, and eye surgery. I am also willing to discuss living with visual impairments...and how it effects daily life, relationships, careers, etc.
Over a 3 year period, starting in 2006, I underwent a total of 11 eye surgeries.
2 cataract surgeries.
3 surgeries to fix--and finally remove-- a loose leIntraocular lens (IOL) in right eye.
5 retina detachments in left eye.
1 final surgery, in the left, to remove saline oil and the IOL.
I have simply to offer my own experiences on this topic.