I have had an eye "condition" for two full years. It began with muscle twitches all around the right eyeball i.e. upper and lower lids, and outside edge of the skin at the corner of my eye. I could see the muscle spasms in my flesh jerking all over when I looked at my eye in a mirror. The next phase was that my eyes felt "sleepy" most of the time, and often felt like I had a grain of dust or sand under my upper lid, which was scratching my eyeball. I finally came to realize that this "feeling" was probably the muscle spasms. I felt like I needed to blink hard and then try to stretch the skin of my eyelids to alleviate the discomfort. These were the main symptoms for about 1 year.
Starting about a year ago, which was the second year of my eye "condition", I noticed that my vision was blurry a lot of the time, and that if I glanced downwards and them moved my eyes back and forth, it looked like there was a piece of veil that would drop down each time I moved my right eye to the outside. Both of my eyes are now blurry a good deal of each day and evening. And the worst thing is that even with new eyeglasses, I cannot sit and read my books and newspapers in the evenings. I love to read, and am alarmed that I may not be able to read if this goes on any longer.
I had an eye exam and new glasses
about four months ago. My eye dr. says that the vitreous
humor in my eyeball is deteriorating and is pulling away from the back of my retina. She said not to worry, and prescribed new lenses
, which make the words in books larger, but do nothing to fix the condition so that I can see the words plainly. Sometimes I have a pulling or painful sensation for several seconds that I don't like.
I am at the end of my rope, so to speak. What type of eye specialist should I look for, and how can he help me??? I am 61 yr. old, and still have a lot of enjoyable reading and driving my car before me. And, to tell the truth, I am really scared of losing my eyesight.
Anything you can tell me will be greatly appreciated!
Arkansas City, KS