Hi, friends! Happy Thursday! This post is going to be quick, mainly because looking at the computer screen isn’t too good for me right now.
You all know how I’ve been bitching about my allergies lately? My red, itchy eyes have been bothering me for a week now, so yesterday I finally went to see a general practitioner, hoping she’s give me some heavy-duty allergy medicine and some eye drops.
Not so much.
She gave me one look and sent me over to the Virginia Eye Institute to get checked out because she wasn’t sure my symptoms matched allergies, and she said “I don’t mess around with eyes.”
Good call, Doc.
Over at VEI, they quickly realized I have Iritis in both of my eyes.
Iritis is an inflammatory condition of – you guessed it – the iris. The iris controls the amount of light that enters the eye through the pupil, which explains why I have been so extremely sensitive to light. My pupils have been “stuck” and unable to adjust to light like my eyes normally would, resulting in constantly letting in too much light.
All but the small pupil for this girl.
The doctor described my eyes as “angry” and was shocked that I could still see out of my right eye. My eyes look gross, so I won’t be posting a picture, but the medication is helping already! They look better for sure, which makes me happy
I still can’t drive, which means I’ll be watching SVU all day. I can’t read because one of the eye drops “makes me more comfortable with the light, but makes vision fuzzy.” Okay, whatever, Doc. As long as it works in the long run!
So that’s where I am right now. I’m so appreciative that I went to the doctor (thanks, Cory and Mom) and I’m so thankful it’s treatable. Because let’s be honest, the blind crackhead look just doesn’t work for me.
PS – This post was not proof read because my eyes are watering at this point, hah. So don’t judge 😉