I have been near-sighted most of my life. In the past five years I have had four eye surgeries and two injections of steroids into one eye to stop internal bleeding in the eye. Two of the surgeries were victrectomy, a procedure that removes the jello-like substance (vitreous humor) inside your eye and replaces it with a bubble of gas which is absorbed by the body as the eye regenerates the vitreous humor in the eye. I describe the vision I have now as 'wiggly-squiggly' for I no longer see straight lines. While sitting in the car during a drizzling rain and having a phone conversation today I realized that what I was seeing through the windshield was so very similar to my actual vision that I had to take a picture. Everything has an 'impressionist' look to it and the blades of the ornamental grass which are actually straight and smooth look 'wiggly-squiggly', the prescription in the lens of my glasses does take most of the distortion out. Luckily for many of us that have experienced a macular hole, vitrectomy surgery keeps us in the 'seeing' world and that is a miracle which did not exist just a few years ago.