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29 December 2004 @ 10:26 pm
So, as you may have gathered from my earlier "my pupils are HUGE!" post, I returned to the eye doctor today. I picked up my glasses, and they make me look even dorkier than usual, but I rather like them. Can't wait to post pics for y'all! (memo to self: take said pics)

Anyway, Eye Doc took me to one of the rooms to administer the drops. "This might burn a bit," he warned, and yeah - it sure did. I asked how long it would take for the whole dilation thing to wear off. "Two or three weeks," he said. "Ha. Ha, ha." said I. Off I trotted to wait for my pupils to grow freakishly large. When at last they were what I decided to call anime-huge, I went back into the office.

"A bit blurry?" he asked.


"To think that women in medieval times used to do this for beauty!"

"They did?" I was, for some reason, delighted. "What did they use?"

"Belladonna blah blah blah" (well, that's what I heard!)

"Hey, they used to shave off their eyebrows, too."

"Can you imagine? A bunch of women walking around, eyebrowless with huge pupils?" Have I mentioned I really like this doc?

Anyway, Eye Doc strapped on the miner's lamp, picked up a Tok'ra eye examining device (okay, probably just a magnifier of some sort) and examined me thoroughly. Then, it was on to the strap-you-head-in crazy-bright-light portion of the exam, with a smaller magnifire. When he was done peering, he had this to report. "Well, you have a couple of holes in your retina."

Um... WHAT???????????????

Which was pretty much what I said, especially as he'd informed me in a very casual manner. Turns out they're old holes (at the very least, six months... hmmm - anyone remember me taking a lance to the face? and the subsequent black eye? any thoughts, here?), possibly more. He didn't seem too worried. "Tell me if you start seeing flashing lights."

So there you have it. My left retina looks like Sam's brain after his Quantum Leap, my pupils are the size of Sailor Moon's and I have glasses that make me look like a librarian who will seriously shush you.

What's going on with you?
I feel: amusedamused
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on December 29th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Librarians are hot.
Goddessavhi on December 29th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
But it was such a pretty black eye :)

sheesh, though. hope your eyes get better. I'm going through something similar. I can't keep my contacts on for long these days and there's a long streak at the top of my eye. I feel like whats-his-face from Gangs of New York.

Honestly, we keep going through similar stuff. its a wonder we aren't on a regular speaking basis. LOL.
Rhiacelticflamerhia on December 29th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Lots and lots of fun, it sounds like.
Sarah: Legolas and Eomerkachi113 on December 29th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
Anyway, Eye Doc strapped on the miner's lamp, picked up a Tok'ra eye-examining device (okay, probably just a magnifier of some sort) and examined me thoroughly.

Sunflower Inkwellwritingrat on December 29th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)

Eww. Scary thought. Holes in your retina?
rrrragganald on December 30th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
that was very enjoyable to read :O)(i hope avhi up there doesn't start tapping her eye like bill the butcher, cause i don't think it will have the same effect)
Kathytoosha on December 30th, 2004 04:09 am (UTC)
We had a form of Belladonna growing at the bottom of our driveway. Maybe I should keep some in the booth if it grows back ;)