Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Perils of TV Listings Magazines

One of the reasons blogging has been a bit lighter than I have ideas for at the moment is because of me being a clumsy eejit. On Hogmanay, I managed, while stone cold sober before anyone insinuates anything, to poke myself in the eye with the Radio Times. Basically what I have now is a paper cut on my cornea. At the time, it really hurt, but calmed down within a day or two.

Since then, I've been waking up several times a week since in excruciating pain. It basically feels like I'm being stabbed in the eye, it's very watery and then when it calms down to a dull ache I can't read properly for ages cos my vision is blurry. This has led to me resorting to using a pirate patch from Anna's toybox so I can get on with some work.

I went to the GP yesterday and he gave me some drops which sting like hell. Then I went to the optician today. She told me to ditch the GP's drops and go and get two different types of drops and put them in a total of 5 times a day. That's great fun for me cos I hate touching round my eye - but I have to do it because if there's one thing I hate more, it's anyone else touching round my eye. So far the artificial tears do seem to be helping. I'm not looking forward to putting in the Lacrilube later tonight. I mean, what sort of name is that? It sounds like a product you'd use to grease your car engine. Or something. If it means I'm not going to wake up in agony, I'll give it a go, though.

I'll tell you later about the other reason blogging has been a bit lighter. If you follow me on Twitter you may already have an idea......


subrosa said...

Caron I have a corneal dystrophy as perhaps you know and have had it since birth although it wasn't diagnosed until around 20 years ago.

You must get antibiotic drops in case the paper was dirty in some way. Then it's a case of using the cream Lacrilube. It causes distortion of vision but the best thing to heal a cornea is closing the eye.

The cream keeps the eye lubricated (you don't need much) and when it feels slightly better you can go to the likes of Viscotears to be applied when you like during the day.

You should have gone to your local eye clinic immediately and not gone through this. I never attended to mind for 20 years and now my corneas are so scarred I've no chance of any treatment.

Take care of your eyes and get expert help. Most opticians don't have enough knowledge about corneal complications, as I know to my cost.

Unknown said...

I don't like going anywhere near my eyes either Caron and have been lucky enough not have any problems in the eye department apart from needing the odd eye drop once in a while but not so Mrs. Yin, she's had not one but two Cataracts. Sqirming now just writing about it.

Hope your eye heals up soon.


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