Eye exam #…


The three eyes traveled well

I give up.  It’s her second quarter 2013 exam, but she gets checked every 6 weeks, so it’s exam #3.  Yeah.  That’s it.  It’s probably eye exam number… 40 or so, given that she had several before the eye was removed, and I forget how long it took us to get to this every 6 weeks schedule, and we’re HAPPILY into year 2 and counting…

Pressure was 12.  That’s within normal limits for Sis.  (Anything 15 and under is golden.)  Vision Vet never fails to educate me a little bit though, and that’s part of the why we keep trekking north for the quarterly exams even though we could back off to semi-annual exams… or could have, if Vision Vet hadn’t fallen under Sissy’s spell and now glares at the techs and interrupts them when they suggest we could go longer between visits.

Anyway.  Today’s lesson was TonoPen vs. TonoVet.  (Both devices measure ocular pressure.)  -Pen is generally + 2 mms higher in healthy readings, but she STILL wants to see Sissy herself if even a -Pen reading is above 15.  Fair enough.  I’ll be a hot mess if ever it’s even 15, much less HIGHER than that, so I’m glad we’re on the same page.

-Pen can also cause ulcers on the eye, as it requires direct contact with the eye.  Ugh.  I’m glad to know, but I think we’re going to offer to fundraise for new vet so she can have the -Vet for that reason alone.   Vision Vet did then assure me that prior to her current employment situation where state of the art is the way of the world, she was quite proficient with the -Pen, so it is possible, and after having seen our new vet’s technique, I suspect hers is also spot-on.

But still.  I want the -Vet for my girl’s regular, local exams, and I happen to know Dr. D would love to have one.  … not that I have the time to make Sissy’s non-profit legit and then whine to a few friends and pet-lovin’ businesses…

(What’s that saying about if you want something done, ask a busy woman?)


One Response to “Eye exam #…”

  1. Nichole Says:

    I can’t wait to hear more as you work to make Sissy’s non-profit legit and do great things!

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