Anyone know about eyes?

Andy Armstrong andy at
Wed May 2 21:29:47 BST 2007

On 2 May 2007, at 21:03, John Costello wrote:
> Did he mention anything about your retinas stiffening after age 40?

The guy I saw the last time it happened mentioned that. But the
consensus is that it's macular dystrophy of some type:

     The disease affects the retina, the layer on the inside of the back
     of the eye that detects light. In particular, it affects the  
     part of the retina known as the macula, a highly specialised area
     responsible for detailed vision and the ability to distinguish
     between different colours.

Detailed vision being the thing that's screwed. Which is no problem for
almost everything apart from staring at code :)

> The deal about optometrists in the U.S. is that most of them are
> affiliated with an eyeglass shop, or own it, and are trying to get  
> you to
> buy glasses once a year.  I was surprised by my current optometrist's
> honesty.

So you get people who probably won't tell you the truth and we get
people who probably don't know the truth. Viva healthcare!

Andy Armstrong,

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