-24: Moving Target

One of the super fun things that happens to people with progressive myopia is that their retinas slowly get longer as time goes by.  With all this stretching, sometimes holes can occur.  It is important to treat these holes when they happen, otherwise your retina could completely detach, causing you problems you really don’t want.  Total blindness for example.  The way these holes are treated is by shooting them with a laser, in a controlled environment under the supervision of your Ophthalmologist who knows what he or she is doing.  I always wonder, how does this work with people who have Nystagmus.  Nystagmus is a condition where your eyes move around quickly and you have little control over it.  What if he lines up the shot and it moves at the last second causing the laser to hit something else?   That could cause even more problems!  I hope I don’t have to find this out tbe hard way.

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