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by Ritchie
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Thanks Mike solid as ever. I understand what you are saying, thank you

Mark
by Ritchie
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Mike you have thrown me a little. Your reference to lowering the steroid eye drops helping the pressure in the good eye has me concerned. Are you saying that possibly by either taking oral or using steroid eye drops in my bad eye is possibly the cause or contributes to the high eye pressure I am cur...
by Ritchie
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

2Jess Fortunately I have not really had to live with iritis for longer than six weeks at a time. I have had two iritis flare-ups, both of which could be controlled with steroids. (Oral and drops). Unfortunately however when they do appear it is really quiet serve with the last also requiring an inje...
by Ritchie
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Update! Had appointment last Friday and things look to be on the mend. CME appears to be not as bad as first thought and can now start to ween the steroid medication down. No injection required at this stage. In fact it is now thought the asymmetrical macular shape is more because of the original ir...
by Ritchie
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Sorry Mike yes a few things have happen since we last spoke about the CME last week. Will keep you posted when I get back from the doctors.

Mark
by Ritchie
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Update! Going back to the Doctors tomorrow to determine whether 1 week’s worth of triple the amount of steroids has help my macular oedema. What I have discovered is if I try to view something from the top of the eye looking towards the ceiling, I can just read text on the computer screen. This as...
by Ritchie
Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Found this quote on a web site when I searched for EPIRETINAL MEMBRANE. "In most cases, little can be done to improve acuity." It did say surgical peeling of the membrane can be performed. I dont want to think about this. The web site did'nt explain why this situation has occured. Is the reason why ...
by Ritchie
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Update! Ok had another set back. It’s been two weeks after the laser surgery to fix the after cataract and for the first week things were sort of going well. The second week however no further sight improvement and towards the end was sure may have been getting worse. Went for my check up yesterda...
by Ritchie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Oh wonderful Mike. Even though I have the implant it is good to know further refinement is still possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Iritis and Glaucoma specialist. I’m led to believe and also thru personal experience they are some of the best doctors in their field. My adv...
by Ritchie
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Update! Hi Mike, thought I would let you know that I had the "after cataract" laser treatment done and so far so good. After 18 months of iritis, serious eye pressure, cataract and after cataract, it is good to be able to tell whether there is someone next to me on my bad eye side. I am still not ab...
by Ritchie
Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Thanks Mike. For other people's benefit, yes I do have HLA-B27+ and have two close relatives that has serious Rheumatoid Arthritis. What is the possibility that I too, may develop Rheumatoid Arthritis as well? My Aunty and grandmother developed this in their early forties. Would it be wise to see a ...
by Ritchie
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

wow that has given me renewed hope. I have many questions but will keep things short, however your comment about the "renewed inflammation sometimes the lens capsule will opacify" leads me to believe that you assume I am experiencing inflammation. I'm lead to believe by my doctor that the inflammati...
by Ritchie
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 209684

Will it occur in my right eye

Hi Mike, cannot say how much I appreciate you advice. I am a 34-year-old male that has had iritis in my left eye twice over the last 2-3 years. As a result of the last inflammation high eye pressure developed and also a cataract. I have recently had filtering surgery and the cataract affected lens r...