A little over 13 years ago, I noticed something was “off” with my vision. The next several years were spent bouncing from doctor to doctor trying to figure out why my optic nerve was hemorrhaging and a blind spot was developing in my right eye. Eventually, I was put on high doses of prednisone, among other immunosuppressants, to try to control the inflammation. By 2013 my left eye was also affected. I started receiving intravitreal injections in 2014 before the birth of my first son. My official diagnosis is bilateral multifocal choroiditis with subretinal fibrosis.

Throughout my journey, I’ve alternated between spending hours researching (desperately grasping for a “why’) and burying my head in the sand (if I don’t acknowledge it, maybe it will go away). I’ve tried everything my doctors and I can think of, from immunosuppressants and the Retisert implant to elimination diets and yoga. My condition is the definition chronic.

I’m still getting injections these days and complications from all of the treatments persist. (I’ve had a handful of surgeries for complications including cataracts and glaucoma.) Although tenacious, the inflammation does respond to treatment and I am in caring and capable hands at the University of Washington Eye Institute in Seattle, WA for which I am very grateful.

This website is my attempt to document thoughts and information I’ve gathered, learn something and hopefully help others. It’s a place to focus on the disease and then leave it so I can live my life, taking only what serves me.

See the Good. Even if you have to Squint.



I am not a doctor or a web designer. I want to make this website as user-friendly and helpful as possible. Comment or question? Something to add? Please let me know!

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