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With your eyes dilated, are you having any trouble reading your studies?
No. I have problems reading the reports, but as the left eye is fine, I am doing the work as always.
When did the iritis start?
I am just worried, because I do not want to put my sick eye to work more than it should. And as ophtalmologist asked me to wear dark glasses, then I thought, wait a minute, I cannot use dark glasses to give my reports
The problem started last sunday
When are you scheduled to see your ophthalmologist again?
and you scheduled to stay on the steroid eye drops 4x/day until then?
Yes. And also the cycloplegis 3x/day.
With regards XXXXX XXXXX original question of the dilation and working, it should not adversely affect your eyes.
if you feel that you can work with your eyes dilated, then continue to do so.
The radiation will affect the eyes dilated or not. so the standard precautions still apply.
So working and focusing direct on computer light wont make this iritis worse, right?
With treatment of iritis, the prednisolone is the medicine use for treatment, and the cyclopentolate is mostly for pain control.
Since you are on prednisolone 4x/day, it tells me your inflammation is mild to moderate, not severe.
For the radiation, the problem is that I already use glasses, so I do not have lead glasses that would protect my eyes.
No, working more will not make the iritis worse. with your eyes dilated, it can strain your eyes more if you work more though.
I'm not sure if I am understanding your concern regarding the radiation. do you normally wear lead glasses?
On monday I was using every 2 hours, but on tuesday, he said it was the same on monday, without any improvement, but changed to 4 x/day.
No, I never use lead glasses
BEcause I use my glass glasses
And there is no lead glasses I could use together with my glass glasses
with the dilation, you don't need any other special precautions than you normally use.
If you iritis is improved, you may ask your ophthalmologist if you can stop the cyclopentolate and use the Pred Forte only.
Good, I was afreid I would hurt my eye more than it is already hurt
How long does it take for the vision to be good again, or it can be impaired forever?
if the iritis is mild, your vision should return to normal after the inflammation resolves and the dilating drops wears off.
with cyclopentolate, it can take 2-3 days after the last dose for the dilation to wear off.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX helped me a lot with these information.
You are welcome.
do you have any other questions for me?
No, thank you. HAve a good weekend and Happy Easter.
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