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Any Idea why the top of my iris would be fading in colour. Past week have had sharp pains and headaches, was told that could maybe a big maybe get glaucoma later on in life.

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    Janet

    A friend had very similar symtoms, He was already a patient at a Eye Hospital, however as it was such a long drive, he decided to ask if fs optician would look at his eyes and give him an opinion. The optician was very willing, and sent him straight to hospital, it was apparently, a sign of mini- strokes occuring because of something to do with a blood vessel connected to his eyes. He had major surgery immediatly, and they told him it saved his sight and possibly his life, by taking that immediatel action. I am sorry if I have alarmed you. I thought long and hard about it, especially as it is Xmas. But made the decision to send you all the details and maybe help you, as my friend was helped. If you have a Eye Hospital that you can go too (look it up on google), go to their eye casualty, that would absolutely the best thing to do today. This information is just because you are not going to find an optician open today or even at all over the holiday period But do something.ASAP !!!!!

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      Hi bumblebees,

      Thank you for caring so much. I rang 111 an dr got through to the emergency eye doctor. HD was able to get my hospital notes up and happy to say all will be well. Eye infection and taking eye drops ever hour, more regular if need to. See some improvement today, if need be steroid drops. I was given the name of the condition but forgot what I was told. Though painfull Will not do any damage to the eyes. So it's a very merry Christmas asfter all.

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    I have only just seen your post Janet and am glad to hear that your eye is ok.  I hve a condition that causes that, mine is a type of uveitis.  I use steroid eye drops and their prolonged use causes secondary glaucoma [which means that when you stop using the steroids, the glaucoma disappears]

    Make sure you see an Ophthalmologist and are given follow up appointments

     

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      Will be ringing eye dept Monday. Marginal kerititis is what. what they said, brought on from having blephitus. (Think spelt it right) still having issues but easing up. Discovered that can buy a eye bag which you heat up and place on the eyes this helps to open the blocked pours on the eye lids which cause infection to the eyes. Luckily all can be sorted. Hoping not to have the steroid drops as read they can cause issues. And with all my medical things do not need anymore. It was scary but once you understand and know what to do it make a difference. Thank you for caring.
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      Janet. It is a good idea to 'unblock' those pores. However, I find it is best done, as the eye specialist told me. Use a wet flanned, soak in warm-hot water. Wring it out and sit with it over your eye. They say for about 3 minutes. But dont be afraid to go to 5 minutes if you find that helps. If you are able too, then with the warm flannel, gently massage along the bottom lid. Back and forth for about a minute, or for as long as you feel comfortable doing it. This encourages the pores to exude their secretions. I was told this would only happen if the glands were excessively blocked, so dont worry if this doesn't occur. I find this proceedure makes my eye feel much more comfortable for the rest of the day. There is a booklet that describes this proceedure with pictures. It is available from most opticians. Just walk in and ask. Hope this helps.
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      My Consultant told me to do the same as Bumblebea, excepting he told me to use the hottest water I could tolerate, obviously not hot enough to damage anything!  It makes life so much more comfortable.  He also told me not to use any creams near my eyes
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      Thanks, this I already do with flannel and the massage, but was also told to use this eye pad as it will also help to unblock. Have been doing it about a year due to the blephitus. It has eased up a lot. Grateful for or input.
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