Operation Hope: Retuning to The Cole Eye Center

This afternoon, Lizze and I will be returning to the Cleveland Clinic. This time to the Cole Eye Center.  We actually had Gavin there about 2 years ago and they are amazing. 

Lizze is going because she has what is known Macular Holes

This is what the Cleveland Clinic says about Macular Holes. 

The eye is often compared to a camera. The front of the eye contains a lens that focuses images on the inside of the back of the eye. This area, called the retina, is covered with special nerve cells that react to light. These nerve cells are very close together in the middle of the retina where the eye focuses the images that we see. This small part of the retina is called the macula.

Sometimes the nerve cells of the macula become separated from each other and pull away from the back surface of the eye. This is called a macular hole.

According to Lizze’s eye doctor, she not only has 1 but a cluster of holes in her right eye. 

These almost always need surgery to

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repair and this trip is to find out how bad they are and if she needs surgery as well.  One of the other things we are looking at is whether or not this could be contributing to her migraines. 

If you think about it, it would make sense but I can’t find much in the way of research on that subject. 

My hope is that we will go to this appointment and find that her eye isn’t that bad.  I’m certainly not hoping that she needs surgery. Although, the thought has occurred to both of us that if this could be what’s trigging her now year old migraine, surgery could actually not only fix her eye but also he migraines.

I’m pretty nervous about this because while I’ve learned not to put a great deal of faith in some of her previous doctors, I’m not sure this is something that is often misdiagnosed.

Anyway, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today.  She’s nervous and so am I. 

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