Epi What?

After a few days of glasses & conjunctivitis drops (the term my MD eye doctor insists I use), my left eye looked better. Until it didn’t and suddenly the redness reappeared. And the conjunctivitis meds made my eyes feel dry & raw, so I wasn’t sure if they were hurting or helping.

Finally, today, I went to my MD eye doctor (ophthalmologist and he’s very proud) and he diagnosed me with episcleritis. Basically an eye inflammation, but no one can agree on a cause for it. My doctor glibly told me it was the result of too much stress, which I have along with a billion or two other people. Since I still have conjunctivitis (dare not use “pink eye” in his presence), I suspect that my Head Cold from Hell is the source of both.

The prescription is steroid drops will be alternated with drops for the lingering conjunctivitis for at least another week. That means another week at least of glasses. I can deal with glasses, but I don’t like driving at night in them. I consider my glasses ideal for short assignments. Right now, though, they will be my primary correction source.

February has been a long month. I hesitate to blame all of my woes on Mercury Retrograde, but it seems frighteningly apt.

Oh well. March is around the corner.

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4 thoughts on “Epi What?

  1. Even though you look ever so cute in your glasses, I hope you get well soon, and that your eyes lose the conjunctivitis-y look (no pink mentioned).

  2. Argh! Conjunctivitis. Fun fact: I wrote many patient and doctor information pieces on that when I was a medical writer. That horrifying poster in the doctor’s office? I probably wrote it. All this to say, it is NOT a fun thing to have and sometimes a bitch to get rid.

    And then the eye swelling/redness/bugging out that’s happening? NO BUENO! Really sorry! But hey, as a glasses girl, glad to have you back in the ranks. ;)

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