Do You Know What It Is Like To Be Visually Impaired… Have you ever surprised what it is like to be visually impaired or possibly blind? Well I had that chance on 1st September 2010. A few days ago, a bunch of floaters bloomed in my eyes and they looked like a lot of dirty flotsams and jetsams floating around which seem to stagnate around more or less consistently in the same section within the eyes. This has happened before but they disappeared shortly. However this time around, a round patch appeared in the bottom left area of my eye. It gradually turned from translucent to opaque over the next few days and from there I know that my left eye's retina has missed. From what I learned from Wikipedia, I have to take quick action quickly because it can quickly peel off like a bubble in a wallpaper. I had an appointment made with an eye doctor on Wednesday at Pantai Ampang and just as I was driving off to see her, her nurse called me to cancel the appointment because her father was admitted into hospital. I was sorely disappointed because I waited two days for this appointment and instinctively, I gave the nurse a piece of my mind but then I guess the doctor has the right to put her family first. If I had anticipated this, I would have gone elsewhere immediately to arrest the problem and not waited for her. Anyhow, I ended up at Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital (THONEH) that morning to see Dr Hari Krishnan. Upon a thorough examination of my eye, he ordered a surgery to be performed at 3pm that very day considering the gravity of the situation. It was fortunately that I ate before 9am that morning and nothing else after that. A good 6 hours Must pass from the last meal before a surgery can be performed. So that's why it was set at 3pm. With that, a flurry of activity began to happen; ie blood sugar test, blood pressure test, ECG, warding, documentation, guarantee letters, interview by the anaestologist, etc. to get me ready for the operating theater. Next thing I know I was on a mobile bed being wheeled to the 1st floor operating theater where it gets colder and then I got onto the operating table and a mask is placed onto me. They say it is oxygen but I know better. It was just.