Monday, May 29, 2017

EYE FRECKLES / ROBERT BRAULT


Has your eye doctor ever told you that your have eye freckles?  I don't mean around your eyes, but in them? Just when we thought we knew all the things that could go wrong with us. Sigh. 

Evidently, these rascles are showing up more frequently and like the freckles on your skin, they can become melanomas.

I need to renew my driver's licence in July so I thought ---even though my glasses seemed fine that I'd get some new ones so as to pass the eye test with flying colors. It had been many years since my last exam.

The cute little doc was upbeat and said there was very little change in my prescription but that he recommended that I have a photo taken of the inside of my eye as he saw some freckles in there.  I had an ocular photo done 15 years ago by another doctor and while it is an expensive test, I thought a current baseline photo might be a good idea.

I saw the freckles when he showed me the pictures. Like regular skin problems, the parameters for serious disease are similar. Irregular border, different color and raised freckles are the worrisome ones. Luckily mine looked Ok and I only need a follow up in a year.  Just something else to think about folks. If you want more information, go here.   

One in ten folks have them. As far as I know, you can't prevent them but they do need monitoring. I hope you are among the lucky 9. 

Robert Brault

Rick Lewis images, Robert's words


Sometimes a favorite blogger just quits blogging and there is nothing we can do but miss them. Robert Brault was one of those for me. This man is a quote master. He can boil down a complex thought into just a few words.

I was delighted to see he is back now and is giving us one quote per day.  He also has an archive of his daily thoughts going back to December that you can access on his site.   I dare you to visit and not find some saying that speaks directly to you.  You can find him at this site.  

Below are some of his that spoke to me recently. 

"If only mankind could start all over again--and this time try it as womankind."

"There are Seven Deadly Sins, of which, so far only Envy and Greed have organized politically."

"Wealth and wisdom are seldom combined, for the person who achieves one, no longer desires the other."

"The power of a tweet? Well, for one thing, it makes possible an appeal to mob psychology without having to assemble a mob."

"A question to occasionally ask yourself is this:"What did I approve today by remaining silent?"

All quotes by Robert Brault.

Have a good, freckle free day. 

37 comments :

  1. Grrr. Been wrestling with Blogger this morning and had to retype my post and republish. In the process I lost Djan's comment.
    Djan
    The print on your post is so small I almost couldn't read it, Patti, but I persisted. I hope your eye freckles are benign, and thanks for introducing me to Robert Brault. Have a wonderful day! :-)

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    1. Djan,
      Thanks so much for the heads up. Back at ya on a wonderful day.

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  2. Well I don't agree with all the quotes but they are interesting and I will go and check out his blog now. Thanks for the link.

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    1. Joey,
      There are some he says I don't agree with either but there are always those that speak directly to me. Hope you find one.

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  3. I've never heard of eye freckles before. Very interesting. Hope yours stay fine and don't cause any trouble. I enjoyed reading Robert Brault's quotes. I think I'll check his blog. Thank you for the link.

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    1. robin,
      Check the Rick Lewis link on his side bar. Wish I had gone there earlier. Rick's awesome images with Robert's words.

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  4. Our eye doctor does this test every year along with our normal checkup... or at least the picture he takes looks similar to the ones you showed. But no one has ever mentioned 'eye freckles'. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Rain,
      If you have all ready had the imaging and freckles haven't been mantioned, then you are probably one of the lucky nine. Congrats.

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  5. I needed this reminder to call my eye doctor for an appointment. I have never heard of eye freckles so now I can't wait to tell my friend Ginnie about them because that must be the only eye problems has not experienced. Or maybe I will just keep quiet so as not to jinx her.

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    1. Olga,
      Oh dear, maybe she doesn't need to know. However if she has had a lot of eye problems, I am sure she has been screened for the freckles. My doc said they have really been cropping up lately. Hope that is one worry she never has.

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  6. Dear Patti, I just want you to know that I got my first Effie Leland Wilder book from the library yesterday. It's "Over What Hill?" I think it's her second book. I'm eager to read it on the recommendation you made in a recent posting.

    I'm so glad that your eye freckles are not the truly bad kind. Getting monitored once a year will be worth it as it will help you keep ahead of any problems. Peace.

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    1. Dee,
      I just finished that one and think you will like it as she talks about getting that first book published at 85. Maybe check out her publisher.

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  7. Well---I hope that we never get Eye Freckles... After what George and I have been told recently, we don't need anymore bad news. (George has Macular degeneration and now high blood pressure. I have high cholesterol and now found out that I have some Osteoporosis in one of my hips.... Don't need more bad news!!!!! Dang.) I enjoy reading Robert Brault's quotes... Thanks for sharing....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy,
      Yikes, you two are carrying a load but hopefully since the conditions have been found, they can be successfully treated. All the walking you do should help with the osteoporosis plus some of the drugs they have today. Take care, keep doing what you are and be well.

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  8. So glad to know that Robert Brault's back again; I've missed him!!

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    1. Fran,
      Me too, so glad he is back. Check out the series on his site along with Rick Lewis.

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  9. I liked all of those quotes!
    Never heard of eye freckles. Just another thing to be plagued with in old age?

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    1. Linda R,
      I know. Just when we think we have things under control, they invent new ones. It's never boring.

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  10. Thanks for the info on eye freckles. Never heard of them. I'm overdue for an eye exam, so this just reinforces the necessity.

    Love the quotes! Will check out the blog. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Carole,
      Good luck with your eye exam. It made me realize I need to go more often than every 7 years.

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  11. Thankfully, I don't have eye freckles! It seems that if it is a rare condition, I get it. *sigh* I loved the quotes. I'll have to check this blogger out.

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    1. Sally,
      I hope you stay freckle free and remain a lucky 9.

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  12. Glad you checked your eyes. My friend's mom had cancer in both eyes and became blind. I have mine checked once a year because of my type 1 diabetes, so I imagine if any freckles would show up, I would find out then. Great quotes. Glad your friend is back to blogging.

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    1. Inger,
      Sadly cancer and often removal of the eye is a result which is why we should get out eyes examined regularly. I plan to do better.

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  13. Good grief among my dozens of ailments large and small now I get to worry about freckles...:)

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    1. TB,
      I couldn't have you getting comfortable now could I:))

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  14. Eye freckles are a new one on me. Thanks for sharing about them. I will go read about them. Wishing you all the best with yours sweet Pattie. Hugs

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    1. Maggie,
      I guess the more we know about these things the better we can be watchful of them.

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  15. I've never heard of eye freckles. Thanks for the info. My eyes are my bugaboo anyway.

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    1. Belva,
      Well I hope you never do hear of them. Our eyes are so important.

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  16. The freckles are a new one to me. The quotes are a delight, and many of my favorite people no longer blog at all. I really miss them.

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    1. Mage,
      I do too. I just wish I would know that the are all right and just tired of blogging.

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  17. Oh my word- eye freckles? Like skin cancer is not enough to fear, now I have to think about it growing in my eyes!! I'll go check out Mr Brault's blog..I love to find new interesting people. We've had so many lately just quit and it's like losing a friend in a way. Have a super weekend!

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    1. Terri,
      I know, there is just no end to the things that can go wrong. Like our skin, we just need to be aware and monitored.

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  18. Our daughter has them and gets regular exams to make certain they are not changing. I'm among the lucky nine for a change.

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    1. Carolyn,
      The good thing is that they are aware and are monitoring. My doc says it is rare they become serious but like our skin, we need to be aware. Congrats on being in the nine.

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  19. Eye freckles? Oh my! I've never even heard of them. I know I have friends who see black dots, I forget what you call them. Oh gosh! One more thing to worry about! I will check out your blogger. I like what he wrote about the tweets.

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