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Postby Sarah M » Tue 02 Jan 2007 10:29 pm

Well, yesterday i was worrying about blood vessels, this morning i was still worrying about blood vessels when i woke up, so got my camera out took a pic so i could get a good look. Noticed something on my cornea, thought it was just yucky boogey stuff seeing i had just woke up.

Had shower, took eye shield off....things still werent looking too good, very blurry. Anyway to cut a long story short went to a & e was seen and sent to ward within 15 mins. Hour and a half later still waiting for my notes, but anyway turns out, I am now the proud owner of a cornea ulcer.

I could cry, infact i probably will later (ill let u know where the tears come from craig). I cant believe it. Think im cursed. For some reason before i had it done, i was worried about the aftermath, first the leak, now this, only one more thing to go and then i might get some peace. Anyone else had an ulcer?

One day i'll post with good news....

Sarah :cry:

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Postby Sarah M » Tue 02 Jan 2007 10:30 pm

ps i have a pic if anyone wants to see it.

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Postby Pat A » Tue 02 Jan 2007 11:07 pm

Sarah
Sorry - can't help with any advice I'm afraid- but sorry to hear you're having such a bad time - hope it gets better soon. Thinking of you.

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Postby John Smith » Tue 02 Jan 2007 11:48 pm

Hi Sarah,

You have been in the wars, haven't you.

Hope the ulcer settles down soon.
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Postby Sweet » Tue 02 Jan 2007 11:57 pm

(((Sarah)))

Hun so sorry to read this. Is this your grafted eye??

I have had an ulcer and it was terrible. Had to have so much time off work as i obviously couldn't put a lens in to see. It does heal but takes a long time and a lot of antibiotic eyedrops.

I am glad that you did go and get it looked at. My ulcer wasn't on the grafted eye, i hadn't had it done then. Having three ulcers pushed me into getting my other eye done in the hope that i wouldn't have to rely on just one eye again.

I really do hope that things get better for you soon. Stay strong and keep posting to let us know how you are doing. Things will get better, it just takes a lot of time but you can get through this.

Loads of love ... Sweet X x X
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Postby Sarah M » Wed 03 Jan 2007 12:56 am

Sweet - tis in my grafted eye, so suppose in a sort of bad way its a good thing cause i can still see. When u say urs took a long time to heal, how long?

i never got antibiotic drops, i got zovirak to put in 5 times a day, and keep using maxitrol 4 times.

need to go see a consultant, but wont b until next thursday, unless it gets worse. :(

sarah

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Postby Andrew MacLean » Wed 03 Jan 2007 7:39 am

Zovirax will knock a viral infection right on the head. I'd guess that they saw no evidence of any bacterial invasion around the ulcer.

I am so sorry that you have had this experience. All the best.

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Postby Sweet » Wed 03 Jan 2007 8:12 am

Sarah,

If there is no sign of an infection then you won't need any antibiotics and zoviraz will do very well.

Mine took a very long time to heal BUT this is only because i overwore my lens and had a lot of infections. I had to have seven months off work which almost killed me!

I am hoping that yours will heal soon. I just had a load of problems with infections and iritis which took forever to heal. Yours shouldn't take as long although most ulcers may take a month or so.

Take care ... Sweet X x X
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Postby Anne B » Wed 03 Jan 2007 8:55 am

Sarah, hope things get better for you soon.
Between you and me we have managed to keep the forum busy since our grafts.
I am sure things will improve soon :)

Keep smiling :D :D :D :D

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Postby Matthew_ » Wed 03 Jan 2007 8:59 am

Sarah,
Really sorry to hear about you having such a rough time. Hope things improve soon.
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