I can think of many “good” words that start with the letter “C”. Besides my name, “chocolate” immediately comes to mind.

I went for a follow-up visit with my retina doctor last week and came back with a “C” word that I didn’t like. It seems that while my retinas are doing fine, I am starting to develop cataracts.

What I’m developing are cortical cataracts. These are wedge-shaped formations that start on the outside edge of the lens and move toward the center as they grow. I have few symptoms at this point, with the exception that I’m nearly blind at night. It makes driving after hours (and after daylight savings time) challenging.

That being said, my doctor wants me to come back for a follow-up in six months and has already mentioned surgery.


I hope whatever comes into your field of view today brings you a smile. Thanks for checking in.