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Old 10-01-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

I'm a 17 year old male. okay here's the story. about a 1-1 1/2 year(s) ago I went to the doctor because one morning I had blurry vision in my right eye; it really did seem like it happened overnight. my motherscheduled an appointment with a REGULAR doctor (big help, right?) so I take a vision test and I have 20/20 vision in both eyes. I then go in to see the doctor and he takes my blood sample to see if I had diabetes, which I did not, thankfully. he checks my peripheral vision with his hands and I can see fine. he then tells me that he couldn't do anything physically and referred me to a vision specialist. well, me being the idiot that I am figured that I might as well forget about it since i apparently had perfect vision.

over time the vision in my right eye has gotten worse, to a point where I can't see much and there are halos around the lights. a few days ago my mom said that there was some white (milky) apperance on my pupil. so I go into the mirror and sure enough there's some white/cludy area on the pupil of my eye.

i'm making an appointment asap to try to see an ophthalmologist and get this taken care of. this is one of the reasons why I haven't tried getting my license yet. hopefully I can get the surgery, get it over with and start driving.

a milky white apperance on my pupil, it MUST be a cataract, right? i've googled pics of cataracts and its very similar to what my eye looks like.

 
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

Hello, Dale-- Sure am sorry you're going through something usually associated with "old" age. That sure does sound like a cataract. If it quacks like a duck...

I've got 'em too, only I'm the age for it, 58. I hope you can get it taken care of soon. Me, I'm battling an unnecessary battle with social security, or should I say social INsecurity to get my Medicaid back. I'm blurrier by the day, and no Medicaid yet to pay for the procedure.

All the best,

Tony

 
Old 10-01-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

Geez Louise, Dale!! Don't waste a moment getting to see an ophthalmoloigst. Someone your age should not be developing a cataract and it should not have suddenly appeared as blurry vision one fine day. Cataracts can be caused by other eye diseases. It's possible that whatever brought on the SUDDEN blurry vision has caused the cataract and it's a crying shame you didn't keep that eye doc appointment.

Anyway, get going and let us know what happens.

Torre

 
Old 10-01-2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

well, one day i just woke up and my right eye was red.. i dont remember checking to see my vision that same day but i know after that my vision had decreased, and that the redness was associated with it.

i don't know but a year or so before that I was playing football and got hit by the ball directly in my right eye at full speed.. my eye was very red and i couldn't use it much that day, since cataracts develop over time maybe that could be what caused it?

 
Old 10-03-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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Yes, an injury to the eye can cause a cataract to develop, but other diseases can too. I'm concerned that you might have uveitis. It's a serious inflammation of the interior of the eye. Untreated, it can cause blindness and a common complication is cataracts. Please, please, get to an ophthalmologist as soon as you can.

T.

 
Old 10-04-2005, 08:38 PM   #6
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

_Injury can cause traumatic cataract.You need a proper eye examination.

 
Old 10-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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Edited. Not sure what I posted was factual.

T.

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Old 10-06-2005, 08:59 AM   #8
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

my appointments on the 19th of october at 1:15.. i'll let you guys know how things go. hopefully I can get this all solved soon.

 
Old 10-06-2005, 04:24 PM   #9
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

okay, I went today to a different opt and I was completly wrong, I don't have cataracts. he said that I have corneal scarring stemming from an untrated infection I probably had as a kid. there isn't anything I can do besides wear glasses to protect my good eye (and help a little bit), unless I want to do a corneal transplant. still going on the 19th to get a second opinion.. this sucks!

 
Old 10-07-2005, 05:33 AM   #10
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Dale, what a shame. Don't you think the infection was what happened 1-1/2 yrs ago, rather than in childhood?
I don't know a lot about corneal transplants, but I think they work well. If that eye is pretty much useless now, you would have nothing to lose, and much to gain, by having a transplant.

Good luck at the ophth's. Find out, if you can, exactly what kind of infection you had.

T.

 
Old 10-07-2005, 07:07 AM   #11
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Re: so i've diagnosed myself with cataracts

no I don't think that was what happened though it might've been. he said usually there's a lot of pain associated with an eye infection and that i would remember it distinctly if it happened to me.. but i guess you could say theres a chance of that being it though. not sure.

 
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