Friday, March 18, 2016

A fly in the ointment - sort of *

For just over a year I’ve been using drops and ointment in my eyes because when I saw my ophthalmologist 13 months ago he said that I might need an operation to remove scar tissue in my left eye. The good news is that I don’t need an operation and I didn’t need new lenses for my glasses either.

Apparently I’ve reached an age when there aren’t great changes to vision. Unfortunately, in France the ointment that I’ve been using for almost 30 years is out of stock. A substitute ointment was almost no use at all. Now I’m on stronger drops till my beloved ointment comes back again.

* couldn't think of a better title - could have put A Fl-eye in the ointment!

3 comments:

stefani said...

That is very good news that you won't need to have surgery. Hopefully, your ointment comes back into stock soon. Did they give an estimated time that you will be waiting?

Anji Knutsen said...

Stefani: My ophthalmologist has contacted the company that makes the ointment, they promised it would be back - but no dates as yet. In France the government is strict about how much laboratories get paid for their drugs. If their is a shortage, the producers supply the countries that pay the most first.

Anji Knutsen said...

Sorry about the very poor spelling error!