Blindness

I want to let you know that due to a sudden blindness in my left eye I spent a night in the hospital between April 30th and May 1st.

Blindness from CARO
Central Retinal Arterial Occlusion

Originally, they diagnosed me with #CRAO or Central Retinal Arterial Occlusion. Essentially, a stroke in the eye. That scared me. They checked me in as a precaution and tons of tests, but fortunately, they found nothing. The picture is not of my eye but it clearly shows the problem.

After several tests done over the subsequent month, the likely cause is an old infection from a single cell parasite (#Toxoplasmosis) that once found a home in my eye. It’s detectable from the antibodies my body produced to fight the infection. Continue reading “Blindness”