As has been revealed in the news of late, veteran comics superstar George Pérez has been battling sever eye problems that left him wearing an eye patch at recent appearances. Pérez has many health issues and they have come together to leave his eyesight greatly compromised. As revealed today on his Facebook, he is going to have to undergo surgery on one of his eyes.
Despite the difficulty, he sketched away at New York Comic-COn like the veteran (and truly nice guy_that he is.
All good thoughts with George and his wife Carol.
Hi all. I just wanted to update everyone about my eye situation.
I just got back from my eye doctor and, not very surprisingly, I was told that my left eye is beyond the point where laser and injection surgery can be of any help so I (or more precisely, my wife) have contacted my regular doctor to perform whatever tests I need to take in order to be cleared for operating room surgery.
It will have to be soon since there is now some further swelling and deterioration of my right eye as well, It’s pretty amazing that I was able to do all those sketches in NYCC,considering my limitations.
So, I still have a major battle ahead, but, with all the support, well wishes and prayers that have been funneled my way– and most importantly, the love and indomitable strength of my amazingly brave wife Carol (Phoenicia), I will get through this.
I only wish my psoriasis would ease up so that I can at least get a good night’s sleep (not really beneficial for a good mood), but, hey, one step at a time.
Thank you all for your kindness, affection and support. It means more to me than I ever can properly convey. May I always be worthy of your regard.
Big text hug to all of you!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.