Originally Posted by arcadian girl
"he was like "well...i'spouse you'd be able to put some of them there over the counter drops in um till you can get to your oooopthamalogerist"
I'm sorry but that made me laugh out loud! Not at your situation of course, but I can't imagine calling someone who's supposed to be educated - and is in charge of people's health - who doesn't even know how to pronounce opthamologist... It's just that when I read it I could hear you saying it in an exaggerated redneck voice, and it made me giggle :p
about your eye - I've never had an eye scratch *knock on wood*. With the health plan that I have, there is an advice nurse on call 24-7, so if you have any kind of medical problem or question at some ungodly hour, you can call and get advice on what to do til you can get to the doctor, or if you should go to the ER.. yours doesn't have anything like that?
I agree you should get to a doctor as soon as you can (I know you can't now cos it's the weekend). I'm glad it's feeling a bit better though, I hope it continues to improve <3
Yeah, the guy is a total jerk. I've had to call him before to ask him a question about one of my meds...and he was absolutely no help then eithor...I don't see how people like that make it through college with their medical degree? / My insurance is Blue Cross/ Blue Shield the federal plan...i'm not sure if there's anything like that on the plan, but i'm definitely going to look into it for future reference.Thanks for the idea!
Originally Posted by amitya
as a fellow contact lens wearer who used to have horrendous times with scratches, let me suggest that you make a makeshift eye patch and wear it. Your eye cannot heal properly if you continue to use it. I did this on my last scratch (and bc my dr kept at me with every scratch to do this) and within a couple of days it was back to normal. I did however wear my left contact so I could drive and halfway function at work. My glasses are like yours not good enough even though I got them at the same time i got my contacts. really odd.
Make you a eye patch out of a 2x2 sterile gauze and some bandage tape and wear it unless you are sleeping. It really will help. (or you can buy a eye patch with adhesive or without)
good luck and i hope your eye feels better soon
Thanks for the tip!My mom has quite a few eye patches left over from when she had her catarac (sp?) surgery back in June, so if i need to, I can borrow one of her's (a clean, new one of course) / I got my glasses and contacts at the same time also- and both wound up different...i've had that happen before- my doctor said that the glasses are supposedly stronger...but i can see better out of my contacts, yet can bairly see at all out of my glasses. I might get a second opinion if he can't give me a prescription i can see out of soon. This has happened the last few times i've seen him.
Originally Posted by QueenofEgypt
Hi, Nikki, don't want to sound alarmist here, but eye injuries (untreated) can lead to serious complications--which I know you do not
I think you need to see an opthalmologist as soon as possible--you will probably need antibiotic drops to make sure your eye heals properly. It sucks that you can't reach a doctor over the weekend--seems like that's when all the injuries happen anyway, doesn't it?! At least they could have somebody "on call"!!!
I have chronic dry eye too and it's no fun!! Plus my vision is lousy--it's about 20/200 (probably worse now!) without correction, and now with increasing age
I'm starting to have trouble reading too! ARRGGHHHH!!! So I'm nearsighted, farsighted, I have Chronic Dry Eye--oh, and a mild case of astigmatism too!!!
(Other than that my eyes are perfect LOL!)
I'm surprised you can wear contact lenses with Chronic Dry Eye!! I've tried contacts a couple of times and they kept falling OUT--I thought I was just being stupid or something
but my ophthalmologist said no, it was because my eyes are so dry, basically there's nothing for the contacts to adhere to--and he said due to my dry eyes I shouldn't wear contacts anyway, since they could scratch my eyes easily.
I hope your eye is better soon!
Thankyou for your ideas.
I'm definitely going to try to get into the eye doctor this week. I would have gone over the weekend, but was unable to get ahold of any of my doctors. Until then, i'm keeping my eyes moist with the drops and keeping my hands extremly clean and trying to keep them away from my face. I'm also not wearing any contacts at the moment. / Are you sure you're not my long lost twin??
We have the same identical eye problems
- I have cronic dry eye, nearsightedness, a little bit of farsightedness, and astigmatism as well. / The only contacts I can wear are the Acuvue One a days...they're sooooooo uncomfortable. I can't wear the more breathable ones though, because most of them are made out of silicone- and i'm super allergic to the stuff...so i have to stick to those. I usually alternate between glasses and contacts because my eyes dry out really quickly. Thanks again for the suggestions! I'm going to try and get into the eye doctor as soon as i am able to.
Originally Posted by Essayons89
I'm sorry that you scratched your eye, Nikki. Hope you feel better.
I badly scratched my cornea a few weeks ago. It didn't really hurt but it was irritating and it felt like something was in my eye that I couldn't get out. The doctor gave me some drops to use and within a week my eye was completely healed. The good news is that the scratches heal pretty fast.
Thanks Bryan. I'm glad to hear your eye healed up quickly
I hope mine does as well- it's not as scratchy as it was the other day (it constantly felt like there was an eyelash in it)......so maybe it's healing? I'm going to try and get in to see my eye doctor sometime this week to see what he says and if i need any eye drops for it