Well, I wanted to post about a couple of eye-related issues today.
Firstly, later this morning, I am going into the hospital for outpatient surgery on my left eye. This is another injection into the eyeball, which I have had about a half dozen times already this year. It is generally a fairly simple procedure. You would expect that getting a needle injected into your eyeball would be quite painful (you are awake when they do it), but it really is not. There is no pain at all, you just feel a bit of pressure on the eyeball.
The reason for this procedure is that last year I got diabetic retinopathy, and that led to macular degeneration. They are injecting a drug called Avestin, which often helps the condition. They have done the same on my right eye, and it has greatly improved my vision on my right eye, but my left eye is being more stubborn.
I have some other great eye news to share, though, and it is also related to my left eye.
I believe that fasting is starting to have a positive effect on my left eye, and helping to heal it. I believe this is happening due to autophagy, the process where, while fasting, the body eliminates unhealthy cells and refreshes them with healthy cells.
A few months ago, while I was doing an extended fast, 10 days, my right eye instantly (changed from one second to the next) got really bad. I could barely see out of it at all. But, in just an hour or two, it started getting better, and I could tell that it was going to be better than it had been in years! Over the course of a week or so, I saw continued improvement, and the last time I had an eye checkup (last month) the doctor was amazed that my vision in the right eye had gone to 20/40, much better than it had been before!
The day before yesterday, the exact same thing started happening in my left eye (and I am again doing an extended fast right now). It has already started showing great improvement and is much better now than it was before this sudden change. I can see, again, that it is improving and will be better than it was before.
While I am no doctor, I am completely certain that this is due to fasting. I have read and been told by others who are fasting (even doctors who promote fasting) that these kinds of things will happen during a prolonged fast, and I have seen them happening to myself. Not only my eyes, but other medical conditions have “healed themselves” while fasting. It is amazing.
I believe that today’s eye injection, coupled with the changes due to autophagy, will (hopefully) make this my last eye injection! If my right eye is an indicator, that is what will happen. I will be keeping my fingers crossed!