Functional implications of monocular vision

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Functional implications of monocular vision

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Contact Lenses and Iritis???????

Post by west virgina misery » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:42 pm

I AM 27 AND JUST DIAGNOSED WITH IRITIS IN JUNE 05, I AM SO MAD BECAUSE I WAS FINE UNTIL I DECIDED TO TRY CONTACTS FOR THE FIRST TIME. SINCE I HAVE BIFOCALS THEY JUST GAVE ME WHATS CALLED MONO-CONTACTS MEANING I HAD ONE CONTACT IN MY LEFT EYE AND NONE IN MY RIGHT (THIS WAS IN JAN) THEN IN FEB 05 I HAD A TWO WK FLLWUP AND MY CORNEA WAS SWOLLEN SO HE REMOVED ME FROM THEM FOR ONE MONTH UNTIL IT WAS DOWN, PUT ME BACK ON THEM A WHILE LATER AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IRITIS OCCURED TWO MONTHS LATER! IRONIC? I HAVE BEEN TO THREE DOCTORS AND THEY SAY CONTACTS HAVE NO RELATION TO IT, NOW I HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM, MY RETINA HAS FLUID IN IT AND THEY ARE NOW RUNNING TESTS...SOMEONE HELP!
I am 27 and just diagnosed with iritis in late June of 05. Problem is I cant get rid of it! I have had three flare ups with it and its really taking a tole on me. I didnt start to have a problem until i decided to try contacts..what a coincidence!

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Post by Mike Bartolatz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:43 pm

dio you have dry eyes? sometimes we cannot tolerate contacts because of dry eyes. topical steroids can cause this to occur in some of us and it can also lead to corneal thinning which can lead to keratoconjunctivitis. Contacts in and of themselves won't cause uveitis but if they precipitate errosion of the cornea then this inflammation can cause a RENEWED bout of uveitis. It could well be that you have had iritis or another form of uveitis in the past. sometimes one will get inflammation in the back or middle of the eye and they won't know it until it moves to the front of the eye where one experiences pain and aversion to light (photophobia). your specialist should take swelling of the retina very seriously as this can lead to loss of vision. this is also known as Cystoid macular Edema. we have a list of uveitis specialists that you can look through. if you can, I suggest that you contact Dr Nguyen in Baltimore or Dr Kaplan in Tennesse for evaluation and treatment.

wish you the best,
Mike
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