Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vision Fading Today

It is three weeks since my Lucentis injection,

Today I am noticing a little fogginess coming into my vision, mostly just above right center.  If you imagine a clock face that would be between two and three.  That was the position where the Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) was in 2007.

Now I cannot say that it is definitely a reoccurance of the swelling which the CRVO caused. That is because the temperature here in California over the past couple of days has been over the one hundred degree mark and very low humidity, that causes a lot of dryness of the Cornea which can give similar symptoms.

I do use some artificial tears, but in these conditions and using a computer the eye dries rapidly. An example of how dry it is, I washed a flannel shirt today, hung it outside to start to dry, it was dry to the touch in twenty-five minutes.

So with that in mind, keeping the cornea moist is near impossible without constant drops, which I think increases dryness.

I have an appointment with my retinologist next week, so we'll see what she says. Injection for swelling or dry eye? Anyone care to call it?