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#1 OFFLINE   Prof. Branwen Cille

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:41 PM

Today was exciting. I started having vision issues two days ago so I went to see a retina specialist. He said I had a vitreous hemorrhage which tore my retina. I had laser surgery to repair the tear. They stuck a needle in my eye!!! Everything is fine, except where they stuck the needle in. Feels like a grit of sand. I wonder if it will scab?

So when I asked him why this was happening to me, he said it happens when you get older. And because I am so near sighted.

Okay, so I don't want to be that any more!! Like I could stop it. It just sucks to start falling apart.

#2 OFFLINE   DejaRea Coldsteel

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:43 AM

You shouldn't get a scab cause eyes don't work like that, but I hope you heal quick and all those other old age issues wait awhile before they come visit again.

#3 OFFLINE   Prof. Penny Lane-Belvins

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:13 AM

xD That... sounds.... yucky.

#4 OFFLINE   Prof. Branwen Cille

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:30 AM

My Husband had to leave the room. He couldn't handle even the thought of it, let alone be in the room when they did it. If I wasn't so scared, I am sure that I would have laughed at him. I am doing better today. Eye is REAL red, and it hurts where the needle went in. Other than that, everything is fine.

#5 OFFLINE   Prof. Caroline Moncrief-Vesey

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:00 PM

I have watched that done its kind of cool

#6 OFFLINE   Prof. Alana Forrester

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:49 AM

So, it has been 2 weeks. The eye ball no longer hurts. But I stillhave the floater. Big one too!! I go back next week for the check up. I will ask him then about it.

And Caro, I probably would have thought it was cool too, if it wasn't happening to me!!

#7 OFFLINE   Prof. Caroline Moncrief-Vesey

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:22 AM

lol I have had something like it done and I guess as much as I have been stuck and bled I am not that bothered by needles.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

My sister has diabetes and had this same sort of surgery. Needless to say she still has floaters in her eye and it's been that way for 5 months. Her doctor told her it would eventually go away but it will take a long time. It all started with cataract surgery. Her one eye is fine but the other one is the one with all the problems. I just hope I never get the diabetes, so far so good. Good luck with you eye.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

The only thing I can compare that too, is back during my days in University I used to sometimes sleep with my contacts in and I got an ulcer on my eye. They had to hold my eye open with tweezer like things and then scrape it off. Needless to say I no longer sleep with contact in.

Glad to hear you are healing well! xx

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:11 PM

I have eyeglasses now too! but thank goodness it's still low and only for correction purposes since I am near sighted.

*blink* *blink*

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

Oh gosh I will not wear glasses at all. They really suck. I think I am more blind when I put them on when I have them off...Is that normal xD.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='xD' />

#12 OFFLINE   Daichi Murakami

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

My writer has glasses, though she does have contacts that she wears sometimes.
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#13 OFFLINE   Reagan Fforde

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

Although everyone in my family wears glasses, I am very fortunate as to not have to wear any. :)

#14 OFFLINE   Amhlaidh Haugen

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

I wear glasses from 9 years old. I don't feel it is some kind of crime to have bad eyes. These days they have very fashionable spectacles for good prices, cheap and expensive. With them I feel better than without them. They are a part of my image, like make-up also could be. But I am not a make-up girl.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

I have been working so much because of the holidays I am starting to feel like a young person trapped in an old persons body xD.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='xD' />

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

I can not believe this topic is still here. Since this was first posted, I have had two more tears. One so bad they were not able to use the laser to repair and had to use cryogenics. Yes they froze my eyeball! Think of the worse brain freeze you have ever had. Multiple it by ten and now imagine that it lasted for 10 hours. It was bad. Then just when I thought I was done with check ups from that one, the doctor found another tear in the retina, in the same eye. That one was repaired with laser and I am in recovery. The floaters are so bad, that if I drive at night, the headlights from oncoming cars temporarily blind me. It is such a pain! But I still have my eye sight and that is good.

I have always been told that if you look into my eyes you see an old soul. Now I know it is just cause I have old eyes.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

My writer is turning 25 in april....Enough said

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Mine turns 21 in April. :P I've considered myself old since I was 18 years old. xD.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='xD' />

#19 OFFLINE   Prof. Alana Forrester

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Ahhhh, to be 21 again. Or 25. Shoot, I would settle for 40.

I am one of the oldest members here.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

I think now that Cheyenne is not active, I'm the oldest but not saying how old . . .




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