So a year a go my eyelids in my right lower eyelid started to swell over Christmas and it was right after I had just had my annual eye appointment. When the eye doctors office opened up after Christmas. The eye doctor gave me eye drops and anabotics. It got worse. She told me that if it didn't get better I wou have gone blind in that eye. I can't remember what she said it was but I know that it not a sty. I now get them in both upper and lower eyelids of both eyes. So does anyone know what it is. My eye is swollen red and has a bump I loss some of the vision in the eye that it's in at that time. It's painful and it really hurts.View Thread
Hello anyone and everyone who happens upon this post and is interested in looking at understanding what strabismus and amblyopia are, and more importantly how to treat them (besides surgery). I am a Vision Therapist out of Washington state and the results we are getting are beyond encouraging as far as restoring vision to those afflicted. Please check out our blog article about these afflictions.
My questions are multiple. 1) After recent laser coagulation to fix retinal holes (two in the periphery both...
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My questions are multiple. 1) After recent laser coagulation to fix retinal holes (two in the periphery both eyes) and a large-ish tear in one eye (retinal detachments run in the family), my near vision is terrible! Is this normal and will it improve? I have no other health issues, and use no medication and I am 49 years old and could cope with reading most normal print in good light conditions before the procedure. Yesterday I was prescribed reading glasses: OD: + 1.75, OS: + 2.75, because I cannot read anything now.
Before, I could probably still read because I also have distance glasses which I use when driving my car. (OD: -1.50D, OS: -0.50D). I have one 'LASIK-ed' eye and wear one contact lens (-7.5D). I am no longer a candidate for more LASIK and am scared of phacoemulsification with Intraocular Lens Implantation because of the increased risks of retinal detachments, and want to postpone that as long as possible.
2) Am I correct in assuming that if I would be able to wear contact lenses for distance, I would need reading glasses of +3.25/3.50? That's pretty strong glasses already. How far can presbyopia progress? Will I need even stronger reading glasses over the years to come? If +1D for every 10 years, I will need more than +5D by the time I'm 70?? Wow.
3) My eyeglasses prescription would be OS: -8.75D and OD:-1.50D. The optometrist here says I cannot get glasses for that. But I read that a lot of people can tolerate upto 4 dioptres difference? So I could have glasses made up 5.50D / 1.50D, so I can at least function without a contact lens if necessary? Please advise.
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