Can Eye Movement Still a Body or a Mind?

I can see.

Just a little. A small section at the top of my eye. Through the peripheral vision of my left eye.

Did not notice it until after getting my glasses fixed and was able to “see” with a corrective lens out of the eye that surgeons had operated upon Jan. 22, 2010, some eight days ago. I’ve worn contact lenses immediately before and after that. Well, one contact lens. In the good eye. The right eye.

It wasn’t until yesterday when I got my spectacles fixed that I was able to look through a corrective lens to see anything. Dr. Marc Myers, the optometrist at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Coatesville, PA, made a notation in his medical notes that his patient could see raised fingers from some four feet away. It was one small step for my eye, a giant leap for my vision.

Having a detached retina, I feel there is a round dark beige curtain-like object placed over my left eye. That curtain was “lowered” as a result of a two-hour operation last week at the VA  Hospital in Philadelphia, and is now getting smaller. Dr. Ali Zeidi, who operated during the surgery, said the substance is covering some 60 percent of the eye, mostly in the center, and bottom center. But I couldn’t notice it three days ago when he first told me. 

This so-called curtain is made up of  liquid. A portion of which is from the actual substance of the eye. The part that’s covering my “vision” was displaced when the retina became “detached.” It will eventually “disolve” or be pushed back into place as a gas “bubble” inserted in my eye continues to  flatten out the liquid,  just like you flatten out moisture behind wall paper as you spread the paper with a squeegee or a brush to remove and smooth out air pockets. You use the same pressure to manipulate the retina back in place, according to eye specialists I have spoken with the past several weeks.

The liquid “wiggles.” It “bounces.” Moves a little like Jello. And I have come to belief in Quantum Physics more and more as I see the constant movement in, and as part of, my eye every second. Perhaps, every millisecond. The liquid appears to “move” when my heart beats. The question is, which is actually moving? The liquid or the body? When your heart is beating, does the liquid in the veins pumping blood actually move, or is it the more “solid” portions of the body moving, ie, the walls of the vein itself?

I don’t know. But it is so cool to watch the liquid in the eye and to wonder about it. How often does a person who meditates get a chance to focus on the “movement” while trying to still his body and mind. One can not still the body — it is in constant flux, according to the latest scientific evidence. But, meditation canstill” the mind, and help you appreciate the tremendous joy there is in every solitary moment.

9 comments on “Can Eye Movement Still a Body or a Mind?

  1. mittaipink says:

    sorry, that last word was scary


  2. mittaipink says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Michael.And hope you can see fully again soon.Terrific that you can find ‘good’ in something that sounds so scay


    • contoveros says:

      Scary is what scary does.

      Thanks for your concern. I am told all looks good so far and i just have to be patient.

      Hey! I finished my 30 days with at least one post a day, thanks to you and your post. took a day off. will have to start over again, but without making any public announcements.

      michael j


  3. *hug*

    After I sleep – I have some words I think (or I will think and maybe the Gods will grant me better words that have no yawns for their punctuation?)

    You see a lot already Michael…

    I hope your eye will soon please you with all the more sight and my wish will be that you see love where hate may have once been, that you see peace where conflict once was and that you see beauty where it is needed most in your life and the lives of those you enrich with your own.

    Be well,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.