Friday, November 4, 2011

Strawberry Visual Fields Forever

In the wake of the untimely death of Apple computer founder Steve Jobs, Dale K Heuer MD, chairman and professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US, reported  on some of the firm’s contributions to medicine as well as a real breakthrough for ophthalmologists – the recent availability of classic Beatles songs on iTunes. Glaucoma specialists’ favorites include “Trabby Road,” “Strawberry Visual Fields Forever” and “Blue Eyes Yellow Submarine.”

Dr Heuer, speaking at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmololgy in Orlando, Florida ended his tribute with a rendition of the immortal “Yesterday”:


Loss of vision seemed so far away

Then I had trabeculecto-may

Oh, how I long for Yesterday.


My vision’s half of what it used to be

There’s a shadow hanging over me

Oh vision loss came suddenly.

Why I needed more flow

I don’t know

She wouldn’t ne say

My field had something wrong

Now I long for yesterday.


Faking drops was such an easy game to play

Now my vision has all gone away.

Oh how I long for yesterday

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