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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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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!