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It sounds like you have been through a lot with this eye! Was the doctor treating you an optometrist or an ophthalmologist?
optometrist, I live in montana, and there's only one ophthalmologist for five hours, he has a two month waiting period
had i known it would take this long I would have scheduled an appointment at the beginning, ski season starts in less than a month, so i'm trying to figure out something before then
The triangle shaped area of redness sounds like a pinguecula. These can get red and irritated from contacts like you are talking about. I know what you mean about being away from an ophthalmologist in Montana. I am the only ophthalmologist who likes to do retina work for over 2 hours in any direction :o)
whats the solution for a pinguecula?
You could also be suffering from a type of allergic reaction to the proteins that build up on your contacts. This is called giant papillary conjunctivitis. Most optometrists should have seen enough cases of GPC to be able to diagnose it.
I'd thought the changing of the contacts would have solved that?
because as soon as this started over a month ago, i didn't put my original contacts back in
No. If you have GPC it is hard to treat. Just changing contacts won't work for long if at all
so what do you think i should do?
I was trying to find a good picture of a pinguecula on line....not having much luck.
i looked up some pictures on google, and some of them look nothing like what i have but some of the very mild ones look similar
http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/pinguecula This is the best I could find
OK. Well, for inflammation of a pinguecula the best treatment is preservative free natural tears. Even if it gets red it won't hurt your eyes so you can tell your concerned friends not to worry.
If it is GPC and your optometrist missed the diagnosis, time to get some free lift tickets for the ophthalmologist and beg to be seen before the ski season.....
ha, it was more my boss, it think he thought i was stoned or something
what kind of preservative free tears?
would the pinguecula explain the mild burning?
it seems from reading of a P, that they really can't do much for it, will it go away on its own, or only get worse?
yes, it can burn when irritated. I really don't think your optometrist would miss GPC. However, like you said, this has been going on for some time now and, perhaps, it is time to have it looked at by someone better trained.
no. Pinguecula's don't go away, but they really don't cause much problems, except of course, with some contact use. They have to be surgically removed and this can leave a scar that is just as bad as the primary problem. I would leave it alone.
I decided to call someone new on monday, but i figured i'd try here first. I read something about a pinguecula affecting astigmatism, and i had something similar about eight months ago, where it seemed like suddenly my contact didn't fit right, i went to a different eye doctor, and he gave me new lenses and the problem went away. Do you think these could be related?
also theres no yellow or brown in mind, just a very mild slightly red triangle, thats shaped similar to this, but i don't feel any foreign body
Yes. Could be. One of the ways to fix problems with contacts and a small pinguecua is to change styles/types of lenses. This often works.
They come in all shapes, sizes and colors.....
most don't have a foreign body sensation, even when they are red and irritated
so I'll just always have this thing?
in a word? Yup. But it can be easily surgically removed in the office if it really gets to bothering you, with the limitations I mentioned above
hmm. well i guess i'll go to the doctor and just hope its not that
but i guess that'll work for now, what kind of artificial tears would you recommend?
ok. Enjoy the upcoming ski season and I'll enjoy time on the snowmobile.
I like the preservative free kind. There are many brands. They are all the same so get the cheapest. For when you are skiing or outside the preservative ones are hard to use as they don't have a cap so for that I like refresh tears.
sounds good , ahve a good one
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