OPTICIAN APPOINTMENT

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hileena111
hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
edited 16. Apr 2014, 02:12 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
I've got an appointment with the optician tomorrow.
Some of you will remember the problems I've been having with my eyes over the past few years.....not getting anywhere even though I'm back and forward to see the consultant in the eye hospital.
This past few days not only have I got the other problems but now my vision seems to be getting worse......TV is a bit blurred and I cant read any writing on it {sitting on the chair I usually sit on} I had hoped to get an appointment today but no luck.
Oh well....we'll see what happens tomorrow

Love
Hileena
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Aww Hileena good luck with it, these optician have lots of clout, so you make sure you tell them all the story ..and hopefully they will be able to get you a sooner appointment with the specialist..or at least advise you..will thinking about you ((())) xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hope your appointment goes well, Hileena and you get some answers. I empathise, as I've got dry AMD in both eyes and also an epiretinal membrane in one eye - still thinking about whether to have the surgery on that.
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 9,026
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Hileena
    good luck for tomorrow I will be thinking about you.
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck, my lovely, I hope they will be able to help in one way or another. Please let us know how you get on, yes? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Thanks everyone......if I could only get a diagnosis from someone. :shock:
    The nearest I've got is "you have blepharatis and there is a lot more going on there as well.....we'll put you on antibiotics"
    Which haven't done one bit of good :roll:
    Love
    Hileena
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck for tomorrow Hileena we will hear how you get on.......Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck Hileena.
    After years of sore runny eyes, and cataract operations on both eyes, I was diagnosed (eventually) with Blepharitis, last year. I say eventually because after several visits to the hospital, each time seeing a different consultant, I was told my tear ducts needed to be made bigger. I was at the hospital for this procedure, seeing yet another consultant, but he said my tear ducts were fine (I'd had them syringed twice before being told I needed incisions to make them bigger) but I had Blepharitis. He told me to hold a warm wet flannel on my eyes, several times a day. This seemed a much better option than the incisions, or indeed the other options I was offered :shock: so I tried it, and guess what, my eyes are so much better. They're not completely normal, but it's much more tolerable.
    I hope you have as much luck with your eyes, as I know what a miserable condition this is.
    Numpty
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Numpty
    One thing I have that helps the Blepharitis is an eye pad that goes in the microwave for 30 secs. then onto your eyes for 10 mins.
    I use a facecloth {hot} in the morning 'cause I'm not near the microwave at that time :lol: and then do all the rest of the hygiene, after that during the day it is the eye pad....its so much easier. You don't have to keep heating it up every few minutes. :roll:
    The nearest to a diagnosis I've had is "Blepharitis and a lot more going on there" what a lot more is goodness knows.
    I see the hospital doc next week about them but we'll see what the optician says.
    Love
    Hileena
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good Luck today Hileena I know it doesn't sont much having an optician appointment, but I know how much it mean's to you ((())) xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck with the Opticians appointment today, hope they can help some what with your vision.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Well back from the opticians.
    No help with the eye problem as such so will have to see the consultant next week.
    One thing I did find out was my reading glasses need changing .
    Also I had cataracts done about 5 years ago and since that have needed reading glasses but not distance glasses. Today when he tested my eyes I've been told I'm not legal to drive
    :shock: Its good that I've only driven a few mins around the village but listened to my body and didn't go any further....so about 10 days time I will get my distance glasses and be legal to drive :lol:
    Love
    Hileena
  • kellerman
    kellerman Member Posts: 741
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh boy this sounds about right. Not legal to drive yet you've just been told this by an optician after all the specialist appointments you've had to endure. My eyes are watering a lot lately maybe I'm not legal either and I've only just got back behind the wheel after my THR.
    I suppose I'd better make an appointment you never know I might be illegal as well.
    Hope this specialist isn't that useless one. Alot going on could mean anything ask them to be more explicit.After all you have a right to know.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi May
    I'm so sick that I'm going there next week all guns blazing :lol:
    Its been a long time now......I think I told you about it ages ago??
    Anyway......I don't know if you know but I had my THR 10 weeks ago, then 4 weeks post op fractured the greater trochanter {spelling} :wink: bone doing an NHS exercise :shock: Ambulance took me to hospital, they said nothing they could do about it it would heal itself but would take a long long time {whatever that is :?: }
    So in that 4 weeks after the THR I've got behind the wheel but only drove around Prudhoe for a few minutes.....hoped I would be able to go further but I couldn't......its a good job I didn't isn't it?
    You take care......pm me again if you get time
    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Crikey. :shock: That must have come as a surprise, but I guess opticians 'see' things differently to hospital docs; I guess you fell between two stools - so easily done when one has arthritis. :wink: At least you have been checked and will shortly be legal again which is a relief.

    I have heard of blepharitis but don't exactly know what it is so I shall google later. I agree though, to be told you have that 'plus other stuff going on' is not that satisfactory. :( I reckon you are now a couple of steps forward and that is a good thing. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hileena ...its good that you will be legal soon... :o now has for the specialist we are all behind you..something needs to be done to ease those eyes for you...so I had better got the bus ready you can drive when you get those glasses... :)
    Love
    Barbara
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Well nothing much happening bout the eyes...still the same...Roll on Wednesday when I see the consultant.
    Did you google it DD?? Its the "lot more going on as well" that annoys me.
    You know me....if I have a diagnosis I'll cope but if I'm left in the air so to speak......I don't cope very well. I have a list off things for him on Wednesday although the last appointment he said NO NOTES I'll ask questions you answer them :x
    I'm ready for that one this time....he'll get notes whether he likes it or not :lol:
    Love
    Hileena
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Hileena;

    Sorry you are having so much trouble with docs and your eyes. I had blepharitis and my GP said it was "only blepharitis" and sent me away with instructions to scrub my eyelids. It was miserable!

    Thankfully, mine was due to my generally wonky immune system and is now under control with my arthritis meds.

    I hope they can help you with the blepharitis and the 'lot more going on as well' It sounds very miserable :cry: ((()))
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    It is miserable isn't it....don't know how it affected you but my eyes constantly stream, are sore, red, and inflamed on the lids and underneath. The corners are very sore :?
    Oh well.....hopefully they will eventually get it under control...I know its a chronic thing.
    I do the eye hygiene thing twice a day at least but not sure what difference that makes :?

    Love
    Hileena
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Got my distance glasses today.;.......what a difference it makes....still haven't got the reading ones but my other ones will do meantime.
    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hurrah! I hope the readers come through soon. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hileena, please forgive me. I'm a bit behind with things having been away and only just starting to catch up. I'm glad you now have one pair of glasses, hope the others come through soon and, as for the 'blephoritis plus' - I really don't know how you've coped with such good humour for so long. It's the sort of nagging problem that really gets one down. I hope that will be next on the list for proper sorting.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    That's great Hileena, at least you will be able to drive now, I was told a couple of years ago I needed glasses for distance as well I got vari focals and what a difference they have made. Lets hope you get your other problems sorted out on Wednesday...............Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Everyone
    Yes...one pair.....the main ones have arrived....hope the readers aren't long behind them.
    It's OK SW.....it takes a while to catch up after being away doesn't it :wink:
    The blepharatis {and other things} really does get me down at times.....feel really depressed {not clinically but you know what I mean} :? I'm going out for a short drive today. I've worn the glass for 2 days to get used to them.....the only thing is my eyes are sore {even if the vision is good :? } so not sure how much confidence I will have when I go out. :cry:
    Love
    Hileena
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hope your drive went okay yesterday and you can now get back on the road, hope your feeling a little less depressed today, take care.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    My short drive was about 20 mins in all and bythe time I got back my eyes were starting to sting :cry:

    Love
    Hileena