A visit to the ophthalmologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam

Today I paid a visit to the ophthalmologist at the AMC after a week full of eye exams.
The last week (11 July 2014) I was rushed to the ophthalmologist because I had reduced vision in the left eye. It was already quite likely that my left eye was partially attacked by my autoimmune disease.
Today I finally got an insight into what happened in my left eye. As a result of PAnca related vasculitis (my microscopic polyangiitis, my autoimmune disease) my left eye temporarily received insufficient amount of oxygen through the blood because the capillaries were inflamed. This is called an infarction. As a result, a part of the sight of my left eye (the curtain at the top of the field of view of my left eye) was inoperative. I also understand that this cannot be corrected anymore, but we can prevent it from getting worse. I am now under the control of one of the leading ophthalmologists of the AMC.
The dialysis has changed now, there is less Fraxiperine (anticlotting) given, and the technique is slightly modified, predilution (pre-mixing water and blood, instead of post-dilution) before it enters the artificial kidney of the dialysis machine. But my dialysis goes on as normal without severe problems.
Well, besides two rickety kidneys a creaky left eye is another addition.
Because my physical condition is good I can endure this. I must accept it and deal with it. .

My left eye

Yesterday (July 11, 2014) I was urgently admitted to the Ophthalmic clinic of the AMC.
1) What was going on: I missed part of the field of vision of the left eye. There was a curtain at the top of the field of vision of the left eye. The presumption was that possibly part of the cornea had become unleashed.
2) The diagnosis: After much research it became apparent that the capillaries were severely narrowed in the left eye. The most obvious reason is the inflammation of the capillaries caused by vasculitis (this has to do with my Microscopic Polyangiitis).
3) the inflammation is treated with prednisone.
4) What does this mean: the procedures that were initiated for a kidney transplant are pushed to the back burner (for several years).

I am back at home because I didn’t need to be hospitalized