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Posted: 8/28/2005 8:17:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 8:21:19 AM EDT by MadMardigan]
I went in for an eye exam yesterday and the doctor asked me if I have ever noticed my left eye being bigger then my right. Well I have no friggen clue, he said if it has been like that for all of my life, no biggie, but if this recent, I need to see my doctor have a MRI done. WTF?!?!?!?!?!? Also said my eye pressure is high and I am at high risk for Glacuma (sp?) Any help?


ETA: cant spell
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:19:12 AM EDT
My first advice to you is that you need a spell checker. Advice has no S.

PS, its a Toomaa.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:19:58 AM EDT
Did you tell him you couldn't see your eye?

Hope everything works out.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:19:59 AM EDT
It's Glaucoma - increased intra-ocular pressure. You'll probably get an RX for Timoptic.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
It's Glaucoma - increased intra-ocular pressure. You'll probably get an RX for Timoptic.




I cant tell a difference in the size, what can happen
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:18:51 PM EDT
Never heard of a measurable size difference... glaucoma can cause pressure on the optic nerve, which leads to blindness.

Any eye MD as a kid (long term records) to check against?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:24:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
Never heard of a measurable size difference... glaucoma can cause pressure on the optic nerve, which leads to blindness.

Any eye MD as a kid (long term records) to check against?




I will have to check on that, I am 24, what age is most likely for it attack?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:27:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
My first advice to you is that you need a spell checker. Advice has no S.

PS, its a Toomaa.



You're a jerk!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:30:27 PM EDT
The MRI is to check for problems behind the eye that could be exerting pressure causing the eye to bulge outward. Glaucoma (acute angle closure or chronic) is very unlikely given your age, so it is likely not an intrinsic eye problem, but more likely something else (if it's anything at all).

Get the MRI.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:34:20 PM EDT
hard to notice something about yourself if it has been a slow gradual change.

Find some good closeup pictures of yourself over the last three to five years and bring them along to the doc, let him see if he can spot a difference.

OTOH, if there is an issue that needs management, the duration becomes less signifcant, as you are going to treat it no matter what.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:40:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By astro:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
My first advice to you is that you need a spell checker. Advice has no S.

PS, its a Toomaa.



You're a jerk!


Its better then a frozen spec up his ass.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:41:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By astro:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
My first advice to you is that you need a spell checker. Advice has no S.

PS, its a Toomaa.



You're a jerk!


Its better then a frozen spec up his ass.



Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:46:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By astro:
The MRI is to check for problems behind the eye that could be exerting pressure causing the eye to bulge outward. Glaucoma (acute angle closure or chronic) is very unlikely given your age, so it is likely not an intrinsic eye problem, but more likely something else (if it's anything at all).

Get the MRI.



As far as medical goes with the family, I have lost a couple of relatives to cancer (smoking) and a couple to heart attacks. A cousin of mine had a brain tumor at a young age. I am 24, 5'10" 165lbs, and work outside in a physical job. People wonder why I hate going to doctors
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:10:47 PM EDT
Like astro said, they want to do the MRI sothey can see what(if anything) is putting pressure on your eye. They probably want to rule out a tumor of some kind would be my guess. It's probably nothing but I would definately get it checked out just to be safe. I hope things go well for you.


Originally Posted By MadMardigan:
I went in for an eye exam yesterday and the doctor asked me if I have ever noticed my left eye being bigger then my right. Well I have no friggen clue, he said if it has been like that for all of my life, no biggie, but if this recent, I need to see my doctor have a MRI done. WTF?!?!?!?!?!? Also said my eye pressure is high and I am at high risk for Glacuma (sp?) Any help?


ETA: cant spell

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