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28Lisa

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Swollen
« on: September 12, 2008, 07:52:51 am »
This morning I woke up with my eye (left one where I got in the weight) swollen and red, can only see color and shadows, from it ......... I called my optomologist and he told me to come in on Monday @ 9:15am.

Should I be worried?

Im currently using Optive Lubricant Eye drops,Artificial tears and a prescriptive paste to be applied before bedtime
A.N. 4+cm, 9/11/07 @ NY Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Phillip Stieg
post opt - partial facial paralysis on left side, total hear loss on left side, speech altered, loss of taste, smell,balance, loss of sensation on right side from shoulder down, low motor skills, eye weight 11/07

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 08:20:17 am »
Lisa~
I guess if the Dr. isn't more worried then I would try not to be.  I would feel better if he'd said to come in today!!  I think I would just keep even more "stuff" in it over the weekend.  Is any of it a new thing or have you been using this routine the whole time??  You might try a cold compress (ONLY if you can shut you eye all the way) to get the swelling to go down - I am certainly not a Dr., but cold/cool reduces swelling.  Keep us posted...

K
Translab 12/95@Houston Methodist(Baylor College of Medicine)for "HUGE" tumor-no size specified
25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
12/7 Graft 1/97
Gold Weight x 5
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Re: Swollen
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 09:22:46 am »
hi lisa, how long have you had the weight is it a gold one? this happened to me 20 months post op and my consultant says i might have been bitten by something Fly etc) he gave me strong antihistamines (for allergys) and it cleared up straight away, if you have not had it long you may have a allergy to it. Maybe try taking a antihistamine.
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28Lisa

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 12:45:22 pm »
Since 11/07 and yes its a gold weight not sure how heavy
A.N. 4+cm, 9/11/07 @ NY Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Phillip Stieg
post opt - partial facial paralysis on left side, total hear loss on left side, speech altered, loss of taste, smell,balance, loss of sensation on right side from shoulder down, low motor skills, eye weight 11/07

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 02:57:46 pm »
Hi Lisa:  I had similar problem but mine was due to allergy to the gold weight & the redness/swelling stayed from the time of surgery on.
This is different b/c you haven't had this problem since Nov. 07.   

When I 1st went to my opthalmologist c/o of those symptoms,  he had me do hotpacks to the lid & the swelling went down.  (instead of cold which is also what I thought like K).

Hope all goes well Monday.

Always good thoughts,  Nancy
« Last Edit: September 12, 2008, 07:50:04 pm by nancyann »
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

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UPDATE
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 03:24:45 pm »
I went in to see my optomologist today and he said that I have an ulcer due to excessive dry eye, because the weight was not heavy enough and the blurriness and swelling was caused by the perservatives in the artificial tears, so he gave me some refresh for my eye I smiled (half - smiled) because I remembered from this forum someone used that and I immediately thought "this is some good stuff".......lol  I gotta put in 2 drops 6 times a day and I go back on Wednesday, and there I originally thought I was going blind, in total relief, will keep everyone posted
A.N. 4+cm, 9/11/07 @ NY Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Phillip Stieg
post opt - partial facial paralysis on left side, total hear loss on left side, speech altered, loss of taste, smell,balance, loss of sensation on right side from shoulder down, low motor skills, eye weight 11/07

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 03:32:19 pm »
Lisa~
Are you using Refresh PM at night too?  It works REALLY well...before I got my weight (or anytime it gets super red) I used it 24/7...

K
Translab 12/95@Houston Methodist(Baylor College of Medicine)for "HUGE" tumor-no size specified
25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
12/7 Graft 1/97
Gold Weight x 5
SSD
Facial Paralysis-R(no movement or feelings in face,mouth,eye)
T3-3/08
Great life!

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 03:37:46 pm »
Hi Lisa,  I'm not able to use drops, they're just not strong enough to keep my eye lubricated.  I use Refresh PM lubricant every few hours, & a moisturizing eye bubble at night.    My vision is always somewhat blurry, but I've learned to deal with it (like everything we all learn to deal with). 

Keep us informed on how things are looking Wed. after your doc appt.

Always good thoughts,  Nancy
2.2cm length x 1.7cm width x 1.3cm  depth
retrosigmoid 6/19/06
Gold weight 7/19/06, removed 3/07
lateral tarsel strip X3
T3 procedure 11/20/07
1.6 Gm platinum weight 7/10/08
lateral canthal sling 11/14/08
Jones tube insert right inner eye 2/27/09
right facial paralysis
good to go.

jazzfunkanne

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 03:38:27 pm »
can you get refresh in the uk, is there a other name for it?
over 4.5cm AN removed dec 06

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 08:41:10 pm »
JFA~
It is made by Allergan - does that help any??  Check it out - I can always get you some & send it...let me know!   ;D

K
Translab 12/95@Houston Methodist(Baylor College of Medicine)for "HUGE" tumor-no size specified
25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
12/7 Graft 1/97
Gold Weight x 5
SSD
Facial Paralysis-R(no movement or feelings in face,mouth,eye)
T3-3/08
Great life!

jazzfunkanne

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008, 10:32:58 am »
Hi Kay , many thanks for your offer, i think thats the one i have its called lacri-lube over here, also re the gold weight removal, I know a women over here who had a nerve graft done to her face after the op 5 years later the gold weight fell out (dont ask me how ) but her eye closed by its self after that, how long have you had your weight in, i see my consultant on thursday i will see what he says about my weight if it can come out or not will keep you posted.
over 4.5cm AN removed dec 06

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 02:04:21 pm »
Just got back from my second appt for the week, and my optomologist said there is an infection in the eye so he prescribed Vigamox which I gotta use 12 times a day and Lotermax 4 times a day, one drop per use....

Dont you think thats too much?

Next appt is on Friday 9 30am
A.N. 4+cm, 9/11/07 @ NY Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Phillip Stieg
post opt - partial facial paralysis on left side, total hear loss on left side, speech altered, loss of taste, smell,balance, loss of sensation on right side from shoulder down, low motor skills, eye weight 11/07

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2008, 02:37:24 pm »
12 x a day seems a bit much
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Re: Swollen
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2008, 04:11:30 pm »
That depends -- is it a medication or a lubricant? He may want to be sure your eye gets moisture many times during the day.

Sara
MVD for hemifacial spasm 6/2/08
left side facial paresis
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 46 - 11/25/08
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28Lisa

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Re: Swollen
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2008, 04:30:18 pm »
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A.N. 4+cm, 9/11/07 @ NY Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Phillip Stieg
post opt - partial facial paralysis on left side, total hear loss on left side, speech altered, loss of taste, smell,balance, loss of sensation on right side from shoulder down, low motor skills, eye weight 11/07