October 4th, 2012


My Eye Has Exploded

For the last few days I have had sore eyes. And been blaming this on lack of sleep.

This morning I feel much more rested, and yet my eye was still sore, so I went into the bathroom and stared deeply into the mirror.

What I saw wasn't very reassuring:

So, emergency appointment time at the GP - I phoned at 8am precisely, and got an appointment at 10:10. Hopefully they will tell me it's a routine eye infection, and everything will be fine. Hopefully they _won't_ tell me "No, you can't fly to your father's 70th birthday tomorrow, or your eye will pop out in mid-flight and spray vitreous humour* all over the cabin.

In other news, the new Iain Banks is out today, but I shall be waiting for it to hit paperback before I download it, as I'm not paying £9.50 for a book, and it's not like I have a shortage of things to read.

*You can tell that my biology GCSE wasn't a complete waste, can't you?

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More about my eyes

I have a diagnosis of "Iritis". Which basically means "eye inflamation". They don't have a definite cause for it, but it doesn't seem to be being triggered by a virus, or any other foreign stuff in my eye. So their best guess is an auto-immune thing of some kind, possibly triggered by stress.

So I have steroids for every hour (Maxidex), Cyclopentolate for twice a day (to keep the pupil open), and Betnesol to smear onto my eyeballs overnight.

It should get better over the next two weeks.

I'm fine to fly, thank goodness.

On the other hand, the reason I don't wear contacts is that the thought of touching my eyes makes me lock up solid. The eye exam was, thus, not a lot of fun. And putting drops in hourly has been an exercise in frustration. It's getting better slowly though.

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