I started my Tuesday off with a mystery. Instead of getting better since Saturday morning, my right eye was looking worse and spreading over to the other side of the eyeball. I went to the specialist this morning at 9:00 a.m. to have her take a gander and see what was up. I was hoping to hear that it was just a burst blood vessel. It’s just that I’ve never had this much blood in an eye for a burst vessel in the past.
When I got to the doctor, it was as I thought. It was a burst blood vessel. I told the doctor that I was concerned about the fact that it is much worse than others in the past and I learned something. When a vessel bursts in the eye, it causes a separation between layers of tissue. The connectors that hold those layers together are broken. Hence, future bleeds will spread further because barriers have already been broken by earlier bleeds.
I just have to monitor the eye to make sure that it doesn’t begin to pucker if if fills with too much blood and the pressure builds too much. I have to be careful of that, as well, as not to cause pressure on the part of the eye that suffers from glaucoma.
Also, as I thought, it is NOT pink eye. It’s definitely a burst vessel and we just wait for it to be absorbed and go away. In the meantime, I make make up great stories about how I got it. I might even tell people that some of you poked me in the eye! lol
I posted this on Facebook this morning and was overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern and support. It’s good to know that we have people who care about us and who pray for us, isn’t it?
Oh, yeah, in another bit of good news, when I went to the eye doctor today, she checked my pressures because I started using the new medication in both eyes beginning last Thursday. The pressures in both of my eyes are now down from 22 to 13. She canceled the checkup I had for three weeks from now and she is ordering the new medication for me. I will now be on three eye drops a day to control my glaucoma. Good news all the way around.