Thursday, June 11, 2009

i spy with my little eye...

...my eyes. really! these are the insides of my eyes. the optometrist took a picture of them at my appointment last week and emailed them to me.{right eye}
{left eye}


she said the eyes are the only part of the body where you can see the blood vessels, etc. without cutting them open. so you can actually learn a lot about the body...and your health...by looking at your eyes. kind of cool!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Cool. They look like some kind of crazy planet! My homeopathic doctor in MI always takes a close picture of our eyes when we go. He spots a lot of stuff by looking at the eye -- inside, but also the iris -- and it's saved my mom the need for surgery, etc. The human body is amazing!

Julia said...

I like it. Very very cool.

ed and kelli said...

that's fun.. are those other dark spots your astygmatisms or whatever they are called?

Heather said...

JJ thought this was very cool--he says the dark spots are called Macula or the sweet spot of vision. He also said he must have a very nice camera. He can only see a small portion of the eye with his little scope. Then again he is a student--not a Dr. How fun you got to have the picture sent to you.

katie said...

no macular degeneration there! lovely vessels Maren...

Crystal said...

Maren! I finally have the internet at my house again, checked your blog, and am sooooo impressed by your sewing projects. Leah looks so cute in that little sundress! Show us a pic of her in the shirt dress!