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eye trouble

ive had a red left eye since sept, 1...before I left on vacation. over the past few days, it has started to get really painful,and my vision is blurry today. unfortunately, i have to be at work today cause my birthday luncheon is today...so i cant do anything until after 2:30 :( .
it's not normal pink eye. no gook. just this random one-sided swollen eye thing. d wants me to check into the ER this afternoon at Cornell or NYU. Im going to see if I can get an appt with an opthamologist, but if not, it looks like the evening will be spent in the ER. Tis ok, since I need to study anyway. no class tonight.

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kesod
Sep. 13th, 2004 07:43 am (UTC)
red eye
Lisa....It could be a number of things but 2 conditions come to mind....anterior uveitis or possibly episcleritis. Both conditions can usually be managed easily with proper medications and treatment. I hope you can be seen by an optometrist or ophthalmologist today, as it's pretty miserable walking around with your eye aching. If you haven't already done so, stop wearing your contact lenses. In any event, Happy Birthday!
lisagoddess
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Re: red eye
yeah, i'd actually self-diagnosed myself with episcleritis/ scleritis. Obviously, it's inflammation of the white itself...but im hoping that's all it is, like you mentioned.
And I dont wear contacts anyway. I tried, actually, about a year ago, but I hated them.

Im just wondering how and why it's happening, and I dont like the fact that episcleritis/ scleritis can be related to autoimmune disorders. I dont think I have any...yet.

I have an appointment at the Cornell U hospital at 2:30. Wish me luck.
And thanks for the birthday wishes! Im getting old damn it! Soon, I wont be a teenager any more!
kesod
Sep. 13th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC)
Re: red eye
Lisa....Yes, episcleritis can be related to autoimmune disorders but a majority of cases are idiopathic or have no discernible cause. Scleritis is much more painful so I don't think you have that, as the pain would most likely be too severe for you to be at work. Good luck and let me know how you are after you are seen. Have a piece of birthday cake for me.
r_lu
Sep. 13th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: red eye
I just had a bout of that. It's a bacteria. It's called blasphamous, lol, something like that. Sometimes they give you an antibiotic, or Tobrex drops and Eurythramiasin ointment. It goes away pretty fast. I hope that's all it is. Hey, your B-day snuck up on me! Somehow I lost it on my calendar. What is the exact day?
kesod
Sep. 13th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: red eye
No...You are probably referring to blepharitis, which is often an inflammation of the eyelids caused by bacterial staph exotoxins. It sounds like Lisa does not have this but simply an inflammation of the episclera, the superficial blood vessels over the white (sclera). This condition does not respond to antibiotics since it is not bacterial in origin.
r_lu
Sep. 14th, 2004 04:51 am (UTC)
Re: red eye
Very good.
lisagoddess
Sep. 14th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: red eye
9/28. Im turning 18 again!
woohoo!
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