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by jenruss
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iritis and sinus pain?
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Iritis and sinus pain?

Hi there. I've been posting a lot about my most recent bout of iritis, which started in July and has all but cleared up. I still have lingering pain, though - pain that never escalates into a flare-up, but feels like I am on the edge of one about to start. This has been going on for about 2 or 3 wee...
by jenruss
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astigmatism caused by iritis?
Replies: 12
Views: 9774

Re: Astigmatism caused by iritis?

I did do a Google search on iritis and astigmatism, and didn't find any significant results, but many websites said that eye injury could cause astigmatism...I assumed that severe inflammation could equal a kind of eye injury, but I'm obviously no ophthalmologist. Another strange question...I think ...
by jenruss
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astigmatism caused by iritis?
Replies: 12
Views: 9774

Re: Astigmatism caused by iritis?

Thanks for the response, Mike. I guess I find it hard to believe that a serious vision change developed over a two month period and just happened to coincide with a case of iritis! I'm only 24, and have never had astigmatism before this case.
by jenruss
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astigmatism caused by iritis?
Replies: 12
Views: 9774

Astigmatism caused by iritis?

Hello everyone, Am mostly (I hope) recovered from my recent bout of iritis. It started in July and was fairly severe, but now I am on only one drop of prednisone a day, and eye doc said I can stop today. I told him that my vision was still affected, and he checked my eyes, and said that I just need ...
by jenruss
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you see?
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

What do you see?

Now that I am finally recovering from this flare-up, I can see a lot more out of the affected eye, including some strange visual disturbances that happen suddenly, often comically so. A few months ago, the New York Times did a few pieces written and illustrated by migraine sufferers, who attempted t...
by jenruss
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blood work & physician visit
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Blood work & physician visit

The first time I had iritis - about four years ago - I was told to go to any doctor, explain that I had gotten uveitis, and request the appropriate blood tests. I did so, the doc wrote me a script, and called later to say that all of the tests were negative. The eye doc and reg doc told me that some...
by jenruss
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vision Loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Vision Loss

Another question for everyone - I've had iritis for the second time for about 2.5 weeks now, and all I can see out of my right eye is a bright white blur with a vague swirl of colors. I don't remember the vision loss being so severe the last time I had this. How many of you have experienced vision l...
by jenruss
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steroid Injection
Replies: 3
Views: 4152

Re: Steroid Injection

Thanks, Mike. I don't think there is a virus involved - last time I got this, they ran all the blood tests and found nothing that might be causing it. I will definitely find a pair of glasses at the drug store tomorrow. In the meantime, I read on one of the threads that you had gotten these injectio...
by jenruss
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steroid Injection
Replies: 3
Views: 4152

Steroid Injection

Hello all, I am new to the forum and am going through my second bout of iritis. I am also on the road, unfortunately, on a 5-week roadtrip with my friend, which has meant that I've been to 3 different doctors now in 3 different states. The last one gave me a steroid injection yesterday at around noo...