If u use pinhole, you can see iritis cells

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If u use pinhole, you can see iritis cells

Postby vancouver » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:25 pm

I think a shadow scope would also work. The cells are translucent with black outline. Just look into an led light.
Smartphone with white screen on max brightness works. Sky is OK but the lighting is not consistent outside. If you have a lot of floaters it can dirty up the view. Two plus cells are obvious. You should see the individual cells not cloud of dust. If you just look up at bright sky you will tend to just see floaters. Identifying cells obviously makes it easy to detect iritis early.
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Re: If u use pin hole, you can see iritis cells

Postby vancouver » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:31 am

I'm at trace cells and can still see lots of cells. 1+ in other eye and tons of cells. Can sometimes see the nucleus of cell. Good idea to check out your eye w pinhole before you get iritis to identify floaters. I have a large floater that is comprised of cells. Looking up at sky with no pinhole, I just see faint cloud of dust. With pinhole or squinting, I see all the cells packed together.

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Re: If u use pin hole, you can see iritis cells

Postby vancouver » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:21 pm

I'm at zero cells in both eyes but still lots of cells visible through pinhole. I assume most r in vitreous. You really have to do this a lot to become good. Right eye does not have many cells. Most cells r bloated so not new. Left eye has a ton of stuff. Maybe pigment from iris sticking.
Looking in bright sky for floaters is pretty worthless.
Hopefully, a lot of the crap in left eye will clear. The left eye was the one that got really inflamed this time. I will have no trouble detecting new cells in right eye. Left eye will be a bit tricky but should be able to. Cells can come and go so slit lamp exam can be misleading.

One lesson I learned is to push back eyelid and check for red 360 degrees. And touch red to test for slight pain.

I have severe iritis. Most people have mild or moderate which takes much less steroid. I also produce fibrin which is like glue. My doc stops dilating as soon as fibrin goes even if I have 2+ cells. My synechiae released by itself even though I have fibrin. I had no pain despite synechiae and sticking /releasing.

A synechiae does raise pressure a bit. Slows the drain.