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When I was 17 I was told I have an eye condition that leads to glaucoma which will then lead to blindness and there wasn’t much anyone could do. As most 17 year olds do I put it to the back of my head and thought that it wasn’t going to happen to me they were wrong. I have my eyes tested on a regular bases and I wear glasses. I just recently moved and went to get my eyes tested for my regular check up and the optometrist asked if I knew I had Synechia? I gave him a weird look and asked what is was and what it meant. He explained to me what it is and how it progresses I just sat there in shock. The 17 year old me was eating her words sadly. The 27 year old me sat there and listened and was thinking of my two beautiful daughters. My mind now has gone into overdrive thinking about how one day I won’t be able to see their beautiful smiles, their faces light up or even the angry faces. I’m thinking about how my partner will be when it happens. There a million things just running through my head. I know I’ll have support from my amazing partner and family I’m just scared about how I’m going to go and I’m angry because when it happens I’ll never see another beautiful sunny sky or a familiar face again. So I’m now taking in all those things we take for granted.


Posted by Chelilly, 9th September 2016


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  • Hi mom,
    Sending special love and hugs your way.
    My dad had Parkinson’s and had a fall and lost the sight in his only good eye thus going completely blind it was very hard for him but he was in his early 80’s so change was hard for him.
    I can imagine this is going to be a tough road for you to travel but please seek all the help and assistance available …the royal blind society will be there for help and a shoulder to lean on when times seem difficult. Please visit your optometrist and even a ophthalmology specialist and see if there are perhaps drops and maybe a procedure to help your eyes. Please I know this sucks at present but please be strong and battle on and experience and share life through your beautiful children’s eyes .
    MUCH much love to you all and my prayers are with you.

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  • Oh! I am sorry for you. Is Synechia irreversible thus?
    I can’t even imagine how many thoughts you are having at this time. I think that nothing can prepare you for such a big change in your life. I hope you will be get all the possible support in the coming years. Probably some psychological support too. But don’t think the world is ending because of that. It probably looks this way right now, but it’s not true. A big hug!

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