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#1 Sam

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:22 AM

I had to go make a eye appoinment awhile back and I am glad I did. I had to get glasses. While doing the exam he mentioned I might have glaucoma. So on Thursday I had to go back in and have some test done for glaucoma. He is not saying I have glaucoma or I don't. I do have to go back in 6months. He is going to keep an eye on it. I have vision loss in my right eye. I have had a migraine since that has happened. I was up last night more than I slept. I hope I can get some rest today. I will be busy we are having a family reunion tomorrow.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 03:53 AM

Hi Sam,

I'm sorry to hear you are having vision problems. Glaucoma is such a scary thought, isn't it? I'm not an eye doctor, so I could very well be wrong (it has been known to happen), but I would think if you definitely had glaucoma your eye doctor would have started treatment now. Were you told to report any vision changes, new or worsening symptoms promptly? I'd think that would be really important.

We have a good page on Eye Involvement of Systemic Sclerosis and you might also want to have a look at the Mayo Clinic's article on Glaucoma. It's got a good list of symptoms that you should report if they occur.

My mother has had glaucoma for many, many years and the ophthalmologist has managed it with quite successfully with eye drops. She just turned 88 and still reads extensively, not to mention watching all of her favorite TV shows. Since I was put in charge of fence repair when I was home last, I can also tell you she is just as handy as ever at splinter removal. She was finding ones even I couldn't see! :lol:

I hope your family reunion goes well and you are able to get some rest both before and after.

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#3 Sam

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

Thank you, for the link will be heading there after I write this. And yes it is better to catch this early and that is what he is hoping. He had mention glaucoma a lot so I am thinking I do have it but when I go back he wants to do the test over to see if anything has changed. I'm still trying to get use to the idea I guess. But again thanks. Sam
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

Hi Sam

Sorry to hear that....sure hope all is well with your new tests and that nothing gets any worse for you.
Sending good wishes your way!