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Just got back from the eye doctor. You can't tell too well here, but my pupils are enormous. I can barely see to type.



I am a glaucoma suspect, which means my intercorneal pressure is above normal. I have a few more tests to undergo to see if I need to start treatment (which means eyedrops). At one point one of the doctors was tapping on my corneas with a pen-like instrument. Luckily she had given me drops so I didn't feel pain, just a little pressure. But it was weird nonetheless.

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qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Thanks--as long as they catch it early, it's very treatable.
mh58
Jun. 14th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
When I had my pre-Lasik exam they poked around like that too. Then in the procedure you get to "watch" to action. Thankfully I was drugged and numbed to the hilt!
qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Eeek! This was bad enough--I don't know about witnessing my own surgery. But I did watch my colonoscopy on the video monitor, through a drug-addled haze. It looked like a roller coaster ride. It also felt like about 5 seconds, but the doctor told me later that it took 20 minutes.
urbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:09 am (UTC)
Aren't you supposed to not remember anything that happens during that kind of sedation? More drugs, please!
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qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
I know--scary, isn't it?
greatbearmd
Jun. 15th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
I gotta deal with that confounded test quite often. And I gotta use the eye drops. It's not a big deal. It's best caught early.
qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
That's what the doctor said. "People 40 years ago used to go blind all the time," he told me, "but now we catch it early and treat it." It doesn't run in my family (that I know of) but now that it's detected, we're keeping an eye on it, so to speak.
putzmeisterbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
My grandfather had glaucoma so I get tested regularly too. I hope it goes well for you.
qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Thanks--early detection is the key, they say.
bear_with_me
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
Right after I get my eyes dilated, I always go to McDonalds and have a meal. It tell everyone there I think there is something in the Coca Cola. Good times.
qbear
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Hehheh...I looked like Puss in Boots in Shrek. Steve was enamored. They don't call them belladonna drops for nothing!
bonkishnurtaz
Jun. 15th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
Hi Jack, Hugs!
I hope that everything turns out okay. My mother uses eyedrops, but her problem is different! HUGS!!!!
sunbeam_bears
Jun. 15th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
I remember some drag queen back east had a bit about glaucoma, and cateracts. The punch line was. "Now ya got sheers to go with those drapes."

Edited at 2010-06-15 08:10 am (UTC)
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