Kids have been sick, work has been busy, and my mind has been disorganized. I wanted to get this out sooner, but life. Alright, so here we go:
Nick and I took the four hour journey North to Gainesville, FL (not exactly the dream couples getaway, but positive attitude!). The doctor was still on maternity leave, but I was able to meet the Research Coordinator who performed the exams–glaucoma, visual field, multi-focal ERG, and genetic.
My next appointment is in March, at which time I will be meeting with my new doctor. I will also be told the official results from the visual field and multi-focal ERG. My glaucoma test was normal, and I should be getting a call regarding the results from the genetic test when the report is ready.
I am going to link a few resources below regarding some of the tests mentioned above. I also would like to encourage you to look at the My Retina Tracker if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a retina disease.
a. visual field test: https://www.medicinenet.com/visual_field_test/article.htm b. multi-focal ERG: https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/article/multifocal-erg-in-practice c. My Retina Tracker: https://www.myretinatracker.org/