sudden blindness in 1 eye. no reason for it. help please.
Posted by Copperfaery on 11/26/2011 at 1:25 AM
hello i'm copperfaery, 45 and i am blind in my right eye, reason unknown. let me give a bit of back history: i was born with Congenital cataracts, had 2 surgeries, at age 9 yrs. to remove the lenses and cataracts at age 15 and 16 to get intraocular lenses. i was fine, didn't need glasses to read or drive but in 2010 suddenly i woke up almost blind in my right eye. rushed to a doctor and the ophtalmologist told me it was glaucoma, but glaucoma is slow, not sudden (overnight.) when i realized the loss i made sure of what was happening by testing the "bad" eye. the vision had suddenly (overnight.) gone from good, to....how can i explain this? it seemed like i had a thick cotton ball over my eye and only had a small field of vision, (imagine looking through a straw. ) i've done investigation and i know not even open angle glaucoma happens overnight. there was no injury to explain it. within a week i went from seeing things through a straw to full loss of vision in my right eye. (the way i can explain it is: imagine you have a gauze covering the eye, you can discern some light but little, no shapes or shadows.) i spent alot of money going to the ophtalmologist, and unable to go to a specialist, i live in mexico and doctors are extremely expensive to visit. (an opthlamologist visit can cost as much as $500 usd.) the economy is not good, no one can pay that huge amount to visit a doctor, due to the situation. Mexico has no well paid workers. basic salary is aprox. $200.00 USD per month, those lucky few that can get a better job earn maybe $800.00 usd. a month. and food and bills cost even more.
no one has been able to explain the reason why i suddenly lost the sight in my right eye satisfactorily. i've spoken to several ophtalmologists that have not examined me, but they agree Glaucoma does not attack so suddenly as overnight. and i am sure i had not lost even peripheral vision, since the night before i watched my cat outside the window out of the corner of my eye.
can anyone explain and help?
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Re:sudden blindness in 1 eye. no reason for it. help please.Posted by ncioffi on 12/3/2011 at 2:30 PM
I can tell you one thing if it makes you feel any better. My eye condistion we do not even know how I can still see. My point is that some things in life we have no reason that we can find, but we have to be thankful for what we do have. Also, if you had no pain to begin with with your Glacoma then the oddes of knowing that it was that from the start are much slimer do to the fact the that its one of the things that you notice first. I had it for 16
Re:sudden blindness in 1 eye. no reason for it. help please.Posted by jerrbear85 on 2/29/2012 at 8:21 PM
I feel for you. My name is jerry, I am a 45 year old male, an I live up here in michigan. I have some friends that are doctors up here. Maybe you could email me?
Your new friend,
Re: sudden blindness in 1 eye. no reason for it. help please.Posted by butsofly on 5/22/2012 at 8:10 PM
perhaps you have a condition called pseudo tumor cerbri which cause pressure on optical nerve
Re: sudden blindness in 1 eye. no reason for it. help please.Posted by Ladyrr on 6/19/2012 at 11:40 AM
I just joined I'm Julie 48 yo. I just woke up from brain surgery blind in my good eye. They said I had an eye stroke ot retina vain occlusion or crvo,. Just learning about this blind stuff and searching. My vision in that eye is dark with few shadows and one small spot just like looking thru a straw but a very tiny one. I can not Navagat with my blind eye. See the Doc today for the post surgery follow up will as lots of questions.
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