One of the things I always found most distressing about having vitiligo on my face (thankfully now gone) was the white patches round my eyes that gave me the look of a deer caught in the headlights. Whenever I passed a mirror and caught sight of myself, both my reflection and I would look at each other with identical expressions - permanently startled!
Joking apart, I found this the most alienating experience. So, now that I look in the mirror and see "me" again, instead of that startled deer, I feel very grateful. I hope fervently that others who feel the same way I once did will get to experience the simple pleasure of recognising their own reflection again.
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.