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FoxxFire

Corneal Erosion

My eye hurts :( Feels like it's been cut, swollen, watering and hard to see out of.

So basically this has been going on for half a year, and i haven't connected the dots until today, when i woke up, and after a few minutes my left eye started hurting like hell and watering non-stop. I ended up taping it closed with a bandage to ease it as best i could; as fate would have it, we had made an appointment at an eye doc today for new glasses.

I explained to him what had been going on, how around Jan i had taken a nap at my folks place, and woken up with a sore and watering left eye, and by that night had to have a tissue on the pillow for how much it watering. Had chalked it up to allergies at the time, and it got better after a couple days. But, every few weeks, that would happen again, always with the same eye. The doc seemed pretty sure he knew what it was, and when he looked at the eye, he absolutely knew.

http://www.eyesite.org/cornea-erosions/

There were several dry spots in the cornea, he said. So, it's not great.

Right now, we're getting antibiotic eye drops to work on healing the current tearing of the eye surface. Once that's done, we'll move to preventative treatments, such as gel drops at night.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/dise.....rneal-abrasion

It's treatable, but not curable, outside of surgery.

....and all i wanted today was a new pair of glasses ;_;

Gawd, how many chronic illnesses until mandatory euthanasia kicks in?
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Added: 3 weeks, 4 days ago
 
Gildedtongue
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Erf, that sucks horribly.  Hopefully the treatment is relatively easy enough.
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Yeah, antibiotic eyedrops works and got the eye healed up ok. doing the gel drops at night now to prevent future damage, paws crossed!
Gildedtongue
2 weeks ago
*nods and hugs tightly* Glad the treatment is going well!
captpackrat
3 weeks, 4 days ago
I've been through that.  There actually is a treatment that doesn't involve surgery, but it seems not a lot of ophthalmologists know about it.  I was lucky enough to eventually find one that did.  And it's such an incredibly simple thing.

Doxycycline, 50mg,  taken twice a day for several months, plus a topical corticosteroid.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11438047/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18290949/

FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Might see about that. Doing gel drops at night and that seems to be doing ok so far, but of course, that's just a week so far ^_^
Doodles
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Best of luck with this issue.
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Thanks!
Neos8
3 weeks, 3 days ago
damn dude im so sorry to hear that. I hope you can get something at least to treat it and make it better like you said
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Yeah, after healing up switched to gel drops to prevent it from happening again, so paws crossed!
Neos8
2 weeks ago
same here *hugs*
rick2tails
3 weeks, 3 days ago
best of luck getting that cleared up
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Thanks! ^_^
LowestPolygon
3 weeks, 3 days ago
I feel your pain. I went deaf a few years ago in one ear. Best wishes!
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
It's surprisingly sucky to lose stereo hearing; never know where a sound is coming from -_-
Palmedo
3 weeks, 3 days ago
I know this horror well.  In January at work I had a piece of cardboard cut my eye.  Tore the cornea open.  Went to the emergency clinic the next day because it didnt feel like it had healed any.  Things seemed fine after about a month until it tore open again when I woke up one morning.  Felt like a wet paper towel had been ripped off my skin.  I've had mornings where I've woken up and been in pain, and starting off with an ice pack on the eye for about ten minutes, and then a hot towel have alleviated some of it.  I also have an ointment for bed.  Muro 128.  It helps keep the eye moist at night when I sleep.  Just a little dab carefully on the inside of the lower eyelid right before sleep.

Bleurgh, I hope this problem isnt much of one for long.   I know how much it hurts.  
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Fucking a ouch! :P Sounds like ya need to take better care of that eye than I!
Grrrwolf
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hang in there, keep taking steps. You're surrounded by friends and loved ones. There seems to be a lot of good advice going around here, which is reassuring. *MASSIVE HUGS*
FoxxFire
2 weeks ago
Yeah, I just need time to absorb and process each new development. Rolling off my back onto my hand and knees now, about ready to stand back up ^_^
LowestPolygon
2 weeks ago
You have no shortage of helping hands to pull ya back to your feet -chirp-
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