Thursday, June 26, 2008

Huh?

My eye drama is not over, folks. I went for my follow-up appointment with my regular eye doctor yesterday. I said before that I was using steroid drops that were helping. Well, they did help to the point where I thought I might be completely healed. Then, the past week or so my vision has declined almost to where it was before any treatment. Dr. Hooton says that he still thinks that it is scarring from a virus and that the specialist was wrong in saying that the contacts caused it. He says, though, that the contacts probably agitate the problem so I still should not wear them until he says it's ok. He thinks the scarring will fade with time and not to use the drops again. He says that might take three to six months and I need to see him again in three months. I don't know who to believe, but I definitely hope that Dr. Hooton is right and that it will go away. I really hope that it won't continue to get worse. I don't really know how that's possible, but I'm no doctor. I am getting tired of wearing glasses, but I guess it's worth it. Hopefully soon I will be able to get some glasses that I like better and are more comfortable. I am really not happy that this isn't over and I don't understand how these doctors can be so sure about their different opinions. Oh, well, I guess I should be happy that I'm not completely blind (yet).

1 comment:

Denise said...

Emily,
I strongly recommend that you drive to Salt Lake and go to the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. You will receive the best treatment there. People come in from all over the country to be treated at Moran, and since it is part of a research hospital, they are up on all the latest.