One or two people here may be aware - but most won't because I kept it quiet - that I went blind last October. I had developed an interesting little condition: http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/PublicWebsite/public_rnib003667.hcsp And me being me I got it in both eyes and all three sections. The miracle of modern drugs helped me to recover and I have my sight back - well, mostly. No retinal damage but I've lost bits of both irises (they stuck to the lens in each eye. You can see bits of them hanging around in there) and I have a lot of 'floaters' which sometimes makes it difficult to resolve detail - especially at a distance. Hopefully these will clear with time. I have just had the all clear from the eye specialist - but with a qualifier. Once you develop Uveitis you always have it and it can flare up again at any time. That means I could wake up any day from now until whenever to find I am losing my sight again. Great news for someone who has spent most of their life involved with Photography. Anyone can develop Uveitis for a large variety of reasons. So watch your health and see your Optician/Opthalmologist regularly.