Luxie Kitty as a Kitten
No new kitty photos this week for several reasons. One – it rained for days and days and days. Two – I still have 1,222 cat photos in my Lightroom cats folder to edit. So, I really need to work my way through those before adding new photos. Three – I’ve been having some eye issues lately and I have trouble seeing the back of the camera.
The Start of the Eye Problems
Excuse me, while I not talk about the kitty cats, but talk about my eyes. There is always the possibility that one of you have experienced something similar and may be able to offer some advice.
I first noticed a problem when I was in the shower, brushing water off my eyes. My left eyelid hurt. It only hurt when I pressed on it, so I only noticed it in the shower or when I was washing my face.
Then one morning I woke up with my whole eyelid and the area around my eye swollen. Since my husband gets styes and chelazions, I knew to use warm compresses. I first used cold, just to see if I could get some of the swelling down and then switched to warm. Some of the compresses were probably hotter than they should have been, but they felt so good.
Eye Problems Continuing
Eventually the swelling went down and I could see the small bump in the center of my eyelid. It looked like a chelazion, so I continued with the warm compresses.
Note – I use a lot of eye drops because I have very dry eyes. I also have rosacea which can cause some eye problems.
Even though my eye seemed to be progressing, I noticed that eye was blurry. I have very bad vision and that eye was my better eye, so having it blurry, meant that everything was pretty much blurry.
Enter the Eye Doctor
My eye doctor couldn’t see me, so I saw the Optometrist. She said that it looked like my eye was really dry and that chelazions can cause blurry vision. She gave me a sheet with instructions for dry eyes.
I kept up with the warm compresses and using the eye drops a couple of times a day. But my vision stayed blurry.
I finally got in to see the eye doctor and he said that my chelazion was way too small to cause blurry vision and has ordered some tests, because I have always had funny looking nerves in my eyes. He wants to look at those again.
I don’t think it’s something internal like that because it all started with the swelling. I’ve cut back on using my eye drops to just once a day in case they were irritating it. I’m also afraid that I used compresses that were too hot, and that maybe I damaged my cornea.
Sorry for the long post all about my eyes, but I’m putting it out here in case anyone might have any input.
For my artsy photo, I used Topaz Labs: