Most of the photos in the gallery below were taken in 2003 by  Andrew, myself, or a day Carer back when Old Sydney Town was still open. There are a few taken there of us in the stocks and in the bullocky yard and of Andrew taking part in the street theatre. It was back when I was getting Respite hours from ER&R and on this particular day I think we had banked some hours so that we could take the trip and had got permission for Andrew to come too.

Many of these were  taken by Carers while on Respite hours, the remainder by Andrew and I on our days out.

There is one place I really would like to revisit and that is the Symbio Wildlife Park, I have checked and it is wheelchair accessible and so accommodates my current method of transport, though I doubt I shall never see the inside of the Ferris wheel at Olympic Park during the Easter Show again.

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Cataracts + surgery + Cornea + transplants

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Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye. The lens, located just behind the iris, or the coloured part of your eye,
works like the lens of a camera. It picks up images, then focuses the lights, colours, and shapes on the retina – the transmitter located at the back of your
eye that sends the images to your brain.



Normal lens versus cloudy lens


CATARACT SURGERY – this link takes you   through to Eye health Northwest.
Where the answers to most of  your questions regarding cataracts can be

Corneal transplantation
What is the cornea?
The cornea is the transparent tissue on the front part of the eye. Not only is it important for the structural integrity of the eye, but its curvature and clarity helps the eye focus. A healthy cornea is required for normal vision. Diseases and injuries of the cornea are an important cause of blindness in our community.

“What is corneal transplantation?
A corneal transplant is the way of removing your damaged cornea and replacing it with a healthy cornea from the eye of a suitable donor. The donor will be a person who has (or whose family has) given consent for their corneas to be used for medical purposes after their death. The donor cornea is thoroughly checked and prepared to ensure there is no possibility of it being infected.

Monofocal Wavefront Lens