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6/23/08 7:20 P

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emoticon Hi Outofideas - thank you for keeping us informed. We all were concerned for you. I am so thankful that the mystery is solved and that while everything looks fine you are still being carefully monitored by your ophthalmologist!

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THAT was my next guess emoticon . *chuckle* okay, I'd have NEVER put that together. That's what doctors are for!

What were your 'original' presenting symptoms for this years ago? I have a friend who is getting cataract surgery and I found her a You Tube video of it. It LOOKS painful.

I'm gonna have to get out my 'Adam' tutorial to research "scleral band" and "conjunctival wall" now. Thanks for sharing your experience so that we may learn.

And it never hurts to be pain free either. Enjoy and breath easy. Look forward to a pic of your painting when it's done, too. (Ohh, to be artsy instead of crafty makes me appreciate art!~). emoticon

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 6/23/2008 (18:33)
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Hi OUTOFIDEAS!
What a relief! I bet that was good news to hear. Sorry about the future holding the eye surgery to clear the 'cloudiness' of the ocular capsules. I wish you well when that time comes. Keep us posted on how things are going with you~ emoticon

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6/23/08 4:30 P

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Here is an update on my eye...with so much thanks to all of you who have offered support and concern! The good news is that there is no rupture to the sclera as my doctor originally thought. The scleral band (buckle) that he put on 4 years ago to reattach the retina eroded partially through the conjunctival wall, snapping a few small blood vessels. The conjunctiva seems to have sealed the penetration, and the "dangers" at this point are infection and redetachment of the retina. He said he could go in and remove the buckle entirely or we could "wait and watch the eye and see how things go." Since I know already that I am going to have to have surgery sometime next year in both eyes to clear the "cloudiness" of the ocular capsules holding in the lens implants from cataract surgeries, I am opting to wait. One less surgery won't hurt my feelings a bit! Meanwhile, I am pain free in that eye for the first time in 4 years, and my vision appears to be not significantly worse for the trauma...the increased blurriness can be attributed to some residual inflammation from the incident that should clear pretty quickly. Thank you, everyone, for all your kind expressions of concern.

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6/22/08 5:51 P

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I did a search too and did not find anything helpful. That is very unusual for me.
We're all sending you blessings that it will all be ok.

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That's interesting about glucose in the 30s and eye bleeding Yvonne ... I've been reading my glucose on and off and one day mine was in the 30s! I was shocked and retook it, then it read in the 40s .. so that's an interesting twist I would never have known about.

OOI - I did a cursory search online and what Yvonne said about blood pressure did come up a lot. So did sickle cell anemia, and then I have to wonder about your vitamin K and blood clotting ability.

Maybe read this to see if anything makes sense (how's your liver?!)
lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitam
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s/vitaminK/


This sounds very concerning. Please let us know how you're doing.
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Edit: I came across this, and even though you said your blood sugars were fine, I'm sending it anyway just in case:
www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/reti
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Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 6/21/2008 (23:59)
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Thanks, Yvonne...blood glucose, pressure, medication all o.k....and no bungee jumping! I'm so grateful for the expressions of concern. I will post again if I learn anything, so maybe it will help someone else somewhere.

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emoticon Hi Outofideas, Have you been tested for diabetes? Sounds like something that happened to a friend of mine whose blood glucose reading was in the 30s! If you test positive, you will need to go to an Ophthalmologist who specializes in Diabetes ... even if this means travelling hundreds of miles away. Your eyesight is worth the effort.

What about your blood pressure? Have you had it checked?

Were you prescribed any new medication recently? If so, be sure to consult the internet for possible side effects. You will be surprised to discover the range of problems that can arise if you are not one of the majority that has no adverse effects when taking the medication. Perhaps this is one of the rare side effects.

On the other hand, have you been bungy jumping recently? In some folks bungy jumping can lead to problems with the retina ... although mostly detached rather than cut ... and usually injuries happen right away not later when you are safe at home.

Hope you get to the bottom of this ... this is scary! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thanks, ADAJ...prayer is definitely at the top of my agenda!

Edited by: OUTOFIDEAS at: 6/18/2008 (18:36)
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You don't recall any blows or trauma to your eye at all? How about a lot of rubbing? It seems strange to have something like that happen without any trauma to your eye. If you have a gut feeling that you need another opinion on this, I would make the drive no matter what! Your eyesight is very precious and you don't want to take any chances! All I can say is PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, throughout the day so you will know what to do or the doctor you choose will know what to do~

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6/18/08 6:17 P

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This isn't directly related to our celiac forum, but I'm not sure where else to put it...this is from my blog today, concerning a medical problem I'm currently experiencing. If anyone out there knows anything related to this, I'd be so grateful to hear from you.

Kind of scary experience...last night as I was working on a painting, the sight in my left eye gradually became almost non-existent...put my hand up to my eye, and it came away covered in blood. Hm..."self," says I, "do not panic. Panic will not help." Off I went to the E.R. where the doc informed me that I had a cut cornea. Now I have had a couple of those in my time, and I knew this was not the case, since I had not experienced any injury, and had not even the slightest degree of pain. So, cold compresses, antibiotic drops, and a night of mopping up thimbles full of blood every hour or so, and I saw my retina specialist this a.m. Sub-dural hemorhage and possible scleral rupture is the tentative diagnosis. He said that in 40 years of practicing medicine, he had never seen this before. That is not reassuring somehow. The bleeding is down to an ooze by this time (about 5:00p.m.CST). Barring no further awefulness, I'm to see him again Monday a.m. and he says "possible scleral patch," i.e., surgery. I have already had a detached retina and cataract surgery in both eyes...I'm not excited about this. Can anyone relate a similar experience? (I live in a small town where there is not another retina specialist to consult for a 2nd opinion short of driving 6-8 hours.)

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