I need a vitrectomy

This morning I checked in to the clinic and the doctor who replaced my doctor told me that there was a large tear and the water (vitreous fluid) had sipped into the tear. Retina detachment was forming and was progressive. He insisted me to seek expert advice from a VR (Vitreo Retina) specialist in Kuala…

I see a shadow

Perhaps, the worst nightmare, I have been expecting. After an afternoon nap, I woke up to see a shadow at the bottom of my left vision. It was not black or grey shadow but simply shadow which I could not describe. It was almost 5PM and I quickly told LA to give my doctor a…

Clearer vision

Today, my left vision has become very much clearer comparing to couple of days ago. This morning, I went to the clinic for a follow up and the doctor’s feedback was encouraging and calming. Everything is stabilizing and nothing to worry about but still more bed rest until I see his retina associate on next…

Veil vision

My left vision has turned yellowish and veil due to the blood and debris in the vitreous humor. I can see black shadow at the top of my vision which is actually remnant of the blood which has sunk to the bottom of my eye. It will take a few days for the eye to absorb…

Sedated

This morning went back to the clinic for followup of yesterday treatment. My doctor prescribed Xanax to sedate me. One in the afternoon and one at night for three days so that I could sleep better not to worry too much of my condition. After lunch, I took one tablet and felt very relaxing and…

More floaters and bleeding

My vision became clearer and appeared to be very much better after the incident last Thursday. LA and I were relieved after my eye test and the examination. The doctor told us that my condition was stabilizing but not totally out of the loop yet. So, more bed rest. I felt quick sick with all…

Scleral buckle and vitrectomy for retina detachment

I found a video on YouTube showing how a scleral buckle and vitrectomy is done to repair detached retina. It was yucky the first time I watched it and felt like puking. After watching several time, it became more interesting and I knew what had happened to my right eye almost three years ago. I…

More floaters

Yesterday, I went to the library to read some books. I returned home at about 6PM in the evening and a market surveyor from an established survey firm came knocking at the gate. I talked to him and accepted his survey. At about 7PM, my vision became worse. I was beginning to see curtain/veil vision….

Laser retinopexy

Monday morning, I saw a sudden influx of floaters at my left eye. My previous experience of retina detachment on my right eye immediately prompted me that I was in an emergency. Without hesitating, I called my doctor for his advice. He told me to lie down and not to move around so that the…

Backup your Mac with AppleScript

All programmers are lazy. They want to automate tasks as much as they can. Because of this uniquely great habit, they have developed countless of useful software. Ok. I am lazy. I have been using rsync to sync folders I am working on between my Macs. I have been using command line scripts in Terminal for…

Miranda

Finally, I have got an idea what name to give to my iPod Touch. It was named “Adrian Hoe’s iPod Touch” to make things simple. The hardest part was to find a name which implies its usefulness. I have several reasons to buy an iPod Touch but I am not going to talk about them…

When data is lost

Almost all computer users have experienced data lost on their computers at least once in their life time. It is most frustrating when it happens while you are working on your project. You have so much data on your hard disk and worst, the project deadline is approaching. You suddenly plunge into despair. You lose…

Earth, I love you!

Responding to the Earth Hour initiative, I will go off-line for 48 hours from now ( midnight tonight). I will power off all electronic devices like cell phones, cordless phone, computers, servers, modem, router and network switch for 48 hours. The only communication (for emergency) I have is the land line phone at home. I…

A hot Sunny affair

I have been hesitating for another hot Sunny affair since the last one about three years ago. This is just another one I have been longing since then. The recent eclipse of Sun resurrects my overwhelming but sleeping desire. Although this happened near the time when Sun is setting, but it is never too late…

iPhone is in Malaysia!

The long awaited Apple iPhone 3G has finally arrived in Malaysia. Apple’s website announced its arrival today and Maxis has begun informing its customers via SMS a few days ago. I was in joy receiving the SMS and quickly went to Maxis website to check out the details.   I was truly disappointed after reading…