Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Eyeball Appointment Today

I don't know WHY I planned this the day after I got back, sometimes I don't think things through lol.

So I went for the Graves eye thing because my eye bulges off and on.
Doc said.....
I have a mild case of Opthalmopathy/Orbitopathey (Graves Eye Disease) but that its mild right now and really nothing to do about it quite yet. He offered to do the decompression surgery but I'm not quite ready for surgery, in my own head, I don't want to get it until I absolutely need it. He said it was a good thing I quit smoking 3.5 years ago because smoking could have made it quite a bit worse. He wants me to start wearing my glasses instead of my contacts because it can worsen things (not sure how I feel about that one yet). Ummmm, oh I have to see a Glaucoma Specialist because I have Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Transillumination Defects which can cause Glaucoma, I already have the beginning signs of it so we are pursueing that part also.

Thats about it for now. No surgery yet, or meds yet. Just watching for changes and using lots of drops and wearing my glasses more. He also mentioned keep my head really elevated at night while I sleep becasue that can help drain the fluid better so the pressure doesn't build at much during the night.