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by kwork
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floater Issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 4968

Re: Floater Issues?

I've had them for years. Your brain will actually ignore and retrain itself to not see them over time. I know this sounds crazy and remember when I was first told this. Also I've heard as you age your eye change consistency and the floaters can slowly move out of your site of view. You are a bit old...
by kwork
Fri May 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humira + Uveitis
Replies: 7
Views: 5307

Re: Humira + Uveitis

It can take several months before you will see full effect so don’t give up.
by kwork
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Iritis/Uveitis Specialists
Topic: Pediatric uveitis specialist
Replies: 4
Views: 8717

Re: Pediatric uveitis specialist

Yes, if you can make the trip to see Dr. Foster he is the leading specialist. I don't know how far of a drive that is, but even calling his office to get advice for other doctors that treat children would be a great idea.

-Kevin
by kwork
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Iritis/Uveitis Specialists
Topic: Pediatric uveitis specialist
Replies: 4
Views: 8717

Re: Pediatric uveitis specialist

I'm not sure if any are pediatric specialists but they would be a great starting point. All of them are Uveitis specialist and members of the American Uveitis Society. Johnny Tang, MD University Hospital Eye Institute 11100 Euclid Avenue Suite Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: 888-602-7169 Lawrence J. Sing...
by kwork
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New drug for iritis being tested
Replies: 3
Views: 4174

Re: New drug for iritis being tested

Any idea how it is administered, eye drops?
by kwork
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 4381

Re: hello!

Welcome, Kristina!
by kwork
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Parents' Forum
Topic: Baby exposure
Replies: 2
Views: 8982

Re: Baby exposure

Maybe the steroid drops? It's not contagious so you shouldn't worry too much.
by kwork
Tue May 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worried about my IRITIS, shoukd i trust the consultant
Replies: 36
Views: 29689

Re: Worried about my IRITIS, shoukd i trust the consultant

I want to respect Mike's privacy but would like to say we all have health issues that complicates screen time. I do see him off and on through facebook groups sharing is vast knowledge. He is a tremendous asset to the iritis community and other communities he has helped out with and wish him well. =)
by kwork
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: monthly flareups, both eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 4812

Re: monthly flareups, both eyes

Have you seen an iritis specialist? You can find a list on Dr. Foster's site. http://www.uveitis.org/patients/list-of-specialists
by kwork
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Recurring Iritis
Replies: 1
Views: 4959

Re: Recurring Iritis

It's the Humira that is probably doing the best it can at keeping the flareups down. It worked extremely well for me. I didn't have any flareups the time I was on it. It slowly stopped working for me and had to change medications. The anxiety is a cycle you should work to break. The anxiety can actu...
by kwork
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IBS low-starch diet
Replies: 4
Views: 4889

Re: IBS low-starch diet

I've tried it and it did work some but not 100% for my AS. Fortunately the iritis is in remission with biologics but the AS still doesn't respond the same way. Diet does help with any autoimmune disease but everyone of us is different so there isn't an easy answer. I have a chapter on diet and how i...
by kwork
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blurry vision
Replies: 30
Views: 26139

Re: Blurry vision

That's great news. Everyone is different in how they respond. I like to do the focus test where I focus on a distant object and then a close object (reading distance). Doing this quickly would always cause some pain when I had an episode coming on or recurring. Any slight increase in redness around ...
by kwork
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lens stuck to pupil
Replies: 6
Views: 8626

Re: Lens stuck to pupil

So synechiaes normally make the pupil look out of shape because it doesn't consistently stick in a perfect circle. Mine made it pull out sort of like a tear drop look. If you are fully dilated this could be another problem.
by kwork
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blurry vision
Replies: 30
Views: 26139

Re: Blurry vision

The eye drops can definitely be causing the issue. If they aren't see any additional inflammation in the eye, I would say the drops are the problem and will eventually clear up as long as the iritis didn't cause any long term vision problem.
by kwork
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Such a thing as 'mild' iritis and can it pass on its own?
Replies: 15
Views: 12460

Re: Such a thing as 'mild' iritis and can it pass on its own?

To me dry eye and iritis feel different. One way I can tell if I'm getting a flare up is to test my iris muscles. I can focus on a distant object and then place my hand reading distance from my eye and force it to focus. This will cause slight pain when a flare up is coming. Everyone is different so...