In May I noticed a slight change in my eyesight. I thought I needed new glasses. Fortunately I already had a June appointment with my ophthalmologist.

Facts about Macular Hole and vitrectomy treatmentThe diagnosis was a macular hole. A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail.

A macular hole can cause blurred and distorted central vision. Macular holes are related to aging and usually occur in people over age 60.

Is a macular hole the same as age-related macular degeneration? No. Macular holes and age-related macular degeneration are two separate and distinct conditions, although the symptoms for each are similar. Both conditions are common in people 60 and over. An eye care professional will know the difference.

The treatment is a vitrectomy, which I had August 6. They remove some of the vitreous fluid, repair the hole, and inject a gas bubble, in my case sulfur hexafluoride, which acts as a tamponade.

To keep the bubble pressed up against the wound I had to keep my face down, chin on chest, for 14 days. I spent most of it hanging over the end of my bed watching my iPad which was positioned on pillows on the floor. Thanks to Netflix US, Bell TV, the New York Times, Economist, the Globe, etc it passed quickly.

I couldn’t exercise or drive the car until the bubble dissipated. Full healing takes 6-8 weeks and the vision can take a year to reach its best.

Once again I am very thankful for the great medical care we have here in Toronto.




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Golf Made Simple

April 19, 2015

Ron Foreman, Bev Moir, Brandon Bittner, Bill Mustain, Greg Bourne, Golf Made Simple, April 2015

Ron Foreman, Bev Moir, Brandon Bittner, Bill Mustain, Greg Bourne, Golf Made Simple, April 2015

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Thank You Vipin Bery

April 19, 2015

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Be it resolved: the West should engage not isolate Russia…
Be it resolved: the West should engage not isolate Russia...

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Horseshoe Valley

March 13, 2015

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Concerned about shortening your life by sitting too much?

Don’t have a big budget for a standup desk? Here’s a simple solution.

Standing Desk Ikea
Ikea DIY Desk, under C$30)
Inspired by Colin Nederkoorn, here’s what you’ll need from Ikea to make it yourself:

The keyboard shelf should place your elbows at 90 degrees when typing.
Position the top of the acreen level with your eyes.
I’ve been standing for a year now, love it.

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Quebec City Half Marathon

August 30, 2014

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Ireland

June 26, 2014

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Punta Cana

February 2, 2014

Ron Foreman, Bev Moir, Jocelyn Wigley, James Fukuhara
Punta Cana

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Montreal Half Marathon

September 23, 2013

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Walking Tour of Le Marais District of Paris
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Vélo et pique-nique autour du Palais de Versailles
Cycling and picnic at the Palais de Versailles
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Tomb of Marcel Proust, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

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Montmartre Walking Tour
Paris, Montmartre Walking Tour
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Chamonix Valley, Chalet Chocolat, Friday, Courmayer, Italy
Mont Blanc in the background. Courmayer, Italy
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Near Les Houches, Chamonix Valley, FRance

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Alpine Goats

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