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Instead, I was seen by a doctor last night at the Out of Hours service, who checked with the Eye Pavillion, who told me to come in at 2pm today. So Jane got me there in one piece (crossing roads and navigating festival-goers being tricky when any change of brightness causes intense pain), the doctor checked it was nothing unexpected, and that my iris was not stuck to my cornea (like last time), and then handed me some Maxidex and Cyclopentolate. The former reduces inflammation, the latter stops anything sticking to anything else while it recovers.

It's a pain, because I have to take the Maxidex hourly for the next two days, then 6 times a day for a week, then 4 times a day for a week, then thrice daily for a week, twice daily for a week, once daily for a week, and then I can finally stop. So I've installed an app on my phone to tell me when I should, and am letting that worry about it for me.

Also, the Cyclopentolate seems to cause my eye to focus slightly less well, so for the week I'm using that I suspect I'll have a bit of a headache (as I do now).

But! I am not in as much pain as I was, and my eye is probably not going to explode. So yay!

Date: 2017-08-13 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theandrewhickey
Hooray for non-explosive eyes and less pain! Boo for headache! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Date: 2017-08-14 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkoshi
Yay for unexploded and non-sticking eyes. I'm glad you are posting again.

Date: 2017-08-14 05:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franklanguage
Yeah, I hate it when my eyes explode.

Oh noes!

Date: 2017-08-14 03:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lsanderson
Hope it's all better soon.

Date: 2017-08-14 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] threemeninaboat
Cyclopentolate prevents your pupil from constricting and keeps is dilated, so yes, blurry. It gives most people a headache.
But good news!

Date: 2017-08-14 05:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doug
Yowsers. Glad you have some treatment, hope things get better soon.

Date: 2017-08-14 05:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
But! I am not in as much pain as I was, and my eye is probably not going to explode. So yay!

Yay! ^_^

Sorry you're having to go through this!

Date: 2017-08-14 07:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Sounds like a result and I'm glad your eyes didn't explode!

That would be messy! :o)

Date: 2017-08-14 08:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] splodgenoodles
Ouch. Yes it's good when eyes don't explode. *nods*

Date: 2017-08-14 09:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Not exploding is a good thing, certainly as far as eyeballs are concerned

Date: 2017-08-14 09:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
I am glad to hear that.

Date: 2017-08-14 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] annie_r
oh, good news! If you have to take the med hourly, does that mean essentially not sleeping?

Date: 2017-08-15 06:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickys
Scary stuff.
Glad you are getting it sorted out.

Date: 2017-08-15 06:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agoodwinsmith
Yay for nonexploding eyes - and for apps to keep track of fiddly dosages.

Date: 2017-08-15 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] myka
glad you're feeling better!

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