Today I met with my ophthalmologist and we talked about my eyeballs. I learned quite a few things today.
He confirmed that I do have two cataracts in my left eye. The first is a benign congenital cataract. One that I was born with. He cannot say if it has or hasn’t grown over my 38 years ’cause he didn’t know me when I was born, but it’s small and out of the way 😉 He did confirm it’s there and it’s sounds to be in the same spot it was when I learned about it 15 years ago.
So today I had my two-year eye exam. You know: you go in ever two years to have your eyes checked and your eyeglass prescription updated.
About 8 years ago I learned that I have a benign cataract in my left eye, located just to the outside of my pupil. My doctor back then told me it’s benign, it doesn’t grow, it just sits there a casts a shadow. However, it’s not visible to me, and it will never affect my eye sight. She surmised I was born with it : it may be due to my premature birth (I was 3 1/2 months early) and have likely had it my entire life. Every two years since, I’d been told by the next doctor that I had a benign cataract on my left eye, and that it was just sitting there, doing nothing.