Freaky, but totally true story. I went to my eye doctor last week for my annual check up. I’m a contact lens-wearer, so I have to go regularly. Well, my doctor now offers the option to have digital photos take of your retinas. It’s basically a good way to track the health of your eyes — and your health overall (retinas can tell you if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, and more — pretty fascinating). I opted to have the photos taken. Mine looked A-OK.
But, while chatting with my doc, he mentioned he had a patient who had a very large melanoma on his eye. Yeah, as in skin cancer. On his eye ball! I had no idea it was even possible. The guy ended up having to have his eye removed. Not kidding. What does a faux eyeball look like these days, anyway?