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Herbenny
30-10-2015, 07:28
Has anyone experienced a corneal ulcer??? If so can you tell me how you treated it please... I have been in some discomfort with my eye for some time now and its is often bloodshot in fact everyday it is bloodshot and sometimes the white of my eye goes a deep red there is some sort of blister on the pupil. The doctor has sent a referral back in August for the eye specialist at the hospital but when I phoned they are not ready to offer me an appointment as yet.
I asked the doctor if he could send another letter but he refused.
The doctor doesn't know the connection between corneal ulcers and someone who gets weekly cold sores....

I would love to know how I can treat this myself .....I have searched the internet for days, its driving me bonkers :help:

delicagirl
30-10-2015, 07:38
oh dear I am so sorry to hear about this new health blip... I dont know the answer... I daresay someone will be along shortly... but try not to panic..... it is not necessarily serious, and its way too easy for us gals to catastophise things into giant mountains before having all the facts....... xx:goodluck:

Deleted user 21925
30-10-2015, 07:38
Have you tried an opticians Jac?

I think they can refer you.

Herbenny
30-10-2015, 07:46
Have you tried an opticians Jac?

I think they can refer you.

Thanks Collette I am not in a panic yet its just annoying more than it is painful... :)x
Had a recent eye test Rob and got new glasses thinking that this could of been the problem and he said that its probably just dry eyes...but that was a few months back and the blister on the pupil as become more noticeable since then. I look like I got three goggly eyes :eek:
I will definitely be scaring the kids tomorrow night :raofl:

carol
30-10-2015, 07:47
Jac, I had a weird thing on my eye a few years ago and was treated for all sorts, which didn't work. Had to have MRI scan and biopsy planned! Ended up seeing the top ophthalmic consultant who didn't know what it was . Ended up giving permission for it to be photographed and used for teaching purposes! Looked amazing blown up. It eventually went away by itself.

My advice to you is not to self treat. Do what you can to alleviate any discomfort and push as hard as you can to get the referral. Good luck...

Sharon the Cat
30-10-2015, 07:56
I have ulcerated corneas every single time I go to sleep. It is a leftover from laser treatment on my eyes years ago.
If I open my eyes suddenly after a night's sleep it is very painful, but it heals again very quickly. The pain is caused by the eyelid ripping the top off the ulceration. I have to remember to leave my eyes closed for 30 seconds or so, or rub the eyelids gently.

I was initially given some drops but nothing worked & I just have to live with it.

I wouldn't recommend self-treatment. If you damage your eyes in any way you damage your whole life.

maureenandtom
30-10-2015, 08:28
My sympathies. Do you also have extreme sensitivity to light? Sometimes can't even use the computer or watch television? Your eyesight is precions - you should be treated quickly.

Corneal abrasion (scratch on cornea) symptoms, causes, treatments (http://www.webmd.boots.com/eye-health/guide/corneal-abrasions)

I had this from summer 2013= stopped me travelling. My GP prescribed an antibiotic ointment which did no good whatever. Friends said to go to an optician which I did. SpecSavers - because that was the nearest and who offered me an apointment the day after phoning them. The optician there correctly diagnosed an ulcer - though some called it a corneal abrasion and the terms seem to be for the same condition. I saw no blister and the condition must have been pretty well invisible because my GP saw nothing. The Optician provided a letter to my GP asking for an urgent appointment with an Opthalmologist which I took to the surgery the same day.

I was phoned by the Opthalmogist Department within a week offering me an appointment at one of three locations at my choice and I was seen about a week later. For the first month after that I was prescribed ordinary eye-drops (Optiva Plus - available without prescription) which provided relief from that constant scratching feeling = though not from the extreme light sensitivity - but didn't do anything to heal the ulcer.

After a month or a bit more I was prescribed drops called Predsol Forte (I think this is prescription only) but the effect was immediate. The course was only for four days but after the first night I was pretty well ok. It is hard to believe how quickly the stuff worked and why, or why, could I not have has it right away.

I was in pain for getting on for six months or more- mainly due to my GP. It felt like somethng in your eye all that time. You must get proper treatment.

watchthis
30-10-2015, 08:38
Hi Herbenny

I had a problem with my right eye in January 2014 (i had fuzzy vision) that is to say that distance vision was o.k. but near vision was fuzzy and i could not focus properly (most off putting ). My Partner Jackie works in the optical industry and told me to get my eyes tested. I booked up for an eye test and just by luck went to of all places Specsavers. I explained to the chap What was wrong and he spent at least 20 minutes looking into eyes and said that I may a problem as I had a lump under my bottom eye lid on the inside and he thought that it was putting pressure on my eyeball causing distortion in my vision. I asked if I should book up to see my doctor and he said he would refer me to my nearest eye hospital himself as he had the qualifications to do so. I got my appointment within 8 weeks and duly saw the eye doctor at the hospital and had repeat appointments over the next three months. To cut to the chase he told me that I might have a cracked cornia but on the plain not on the frontal surface and they had no equipment that that they could use to confirm this but said that if it does get any worse they would have me in and check my eye over with an operation. My point is to this long drawn out saga is If the optician you go to has the right qualifications they can refer you to the hospital thus cutting out the g.p.. in my case I got my appointment quite quickly I thought. It seems that my problem has seemed to have sorted it self out. I have been back to the optician and he has checked my eye over and in fact he took more than 45 minutes and in the time I first saw him my right eye has only degraded by .02 which for my age is very good. Sorry for the long story I know how you feel I felt all sorts of nasty things was going on 'thats human nature' but keep at them and if you feel you need to go to another optician but make sure that the person you see can refer you to the opthalmic hospital. I hope you get on well in the future.

Bye for now
Freddie:D

Herbenny
30-10-2015, 08:38
My sympathies. Do you also have extreme sensitivity to light? Sometimes can't even use the computer or watch television? Your eyesight is precions - you should be treated quickly.

Corneal abrasion (scratch on cornea) symptoms, causes, treatments (http://www.webmd.boots.com/eye-health/guide/corneal-abrasions)

I had this from summer 2013= stopped me travelling. My GP prescribed an antibiotic ointment which did no good whatever. Friends said to go to an optician which I did. SpecSavers - because that was the nearest and who offered me an apointment the day after phoning them. The optician there correctly diagnosed an ulcer - though some called it a corneal abrasion and the terms seem to be for the same condition. I saw no blister and the condition must have been pretty well invisible because my GP saw nothing. The Optician provided a letter to my GP asking for an urgent appointment with an Opthalmologist which I took to the surgery the same day.

I was phoned by the Opthalmogist Department within a week offering me an appointment at one of three locations at my choice and I was seen about a week later. For the first month after that I was prescribed ordinary eye-drops (Optiva Plus - available without prescription) which provided relief from that constant scratching feeling = though not from the extreme light sensitivity - but didn't do anything to heal the ulcer.

After a month or a bit more I was prescribed drops called Predsol Forte (I think this is prescription only) but the effect was immediate. The course was only for four days but after the first night I was pretty well ok. It is hard to believe how quickly the stuff worked and why, or why, could I not have has it right away.

I was in pain for getting on for six months or more- mainly due to my GP. It felt like somethng in your eye all that time. You must get proper treatment.


Thank you for this it is really helpful and sounds very similar to what I am experiencing. I have had two lots of eye drops from the doctors and over the counter. I have managed to get an appointment for Specsavers on Sunday.

Its reassuring to know that it can be treated quite quickly if hopefully I can speed up an appointment.

Lets hope Sunday the optician can do something to help.

Thanks again.

delicagirl
30-10-2015, 08:41
good luck on sunday.... do let us know how you get on sweetie... x

dippingatoe
30-10-2015, 10:20
Sounds as though it might be sorted soon for you, Hope it all goes well.

If I have any soreness in my eyes I take tablets of homoeopathic Euphrasia 30C three times a day for about three days - which I buy from Ainsworths in London who post out to you. It has always sorted any eye soreness out for me.

Herbenny
30-10-2015, 10:55
Sounds as though it might be sorted soon for you, Hope it all goes well.

If I have any soreness in my eyes I take tablets of homoeopathic Euphrasia 30C three times a day for about three days - which I buy from Ainsworths in London who post out to you. It has always sorted any eye soreness out for me.

Thanks Sue...I can get hold of this today and will definitely try it ...but I will still get things checked out also.

Thanks very much

QFour
30-10-2015, 14:24
Had one of these when I was in my 30's. Eye felt like it had grit in it. Went to Eye Hospital and they had a look and said I had scratched my eye with an eyelash. After it had happened a couple of times I cut my eyelashes off in the effected eye thinking that will sort it. Then it happened again.

Paid to see a specialist. Find an EYE Specialist in your area who sees Private Patients. Ring Doctors and arrange a referral letter. You normally see someone within a week.

Result.

I had had an accident when I was 14 and had got what amounted to a blister in my eyeball. Now they don't wear down very quickly ( Eyes ) so it took about 15 years to come to the surface and pop. He could see a small blister. Then every time I opened my eye in the morning the new skin that had grown over the blister was removed buy my eyelid opening.

Cure.

EVERY NIGHT for six weeks I put in golden eye ointment and stuck my eyelid down with that white surgical sticky paper tape. Then EVERY MORNING I carefully removed the tape and put in a bit more golden eye ointment. Don't be tempted to put a pad over your eye it doesn't work very well.

Worked for me ..

..

dippingatoe
30-10-2015, 14:25
Herbenny - Don't buy the chemist Weleda type stuff which never works. Use proper homoeopathic remedies. I prefer Ainsworths. If its good enough for the Royal family ...... they seem to live long enough! You can order online google Ainsworths of London, or phone and they will post out. :)

Herbenny
30-10-2015, 14:43
Herbenny - Don't buy the chemist Weleda type stuff which never works. Use proper homoeopathic remedies. I prefer Ainsworths. If its good enough for the Royal family ...... they seem to live long enough! You can order online google Ainsworths of London, or phone and they will post out. :)

Thanks sue I will speak to the homeopath that I work with today .. But I will also definatly look up the one you mentioned .... Thankyou for the recommendation I have been looking for a long time for a highly recommended supplier of homeopathic remedies ... Sometimes the shop bought just doesn't cut the mustard 😀

Ether
30-10-2015, 21:28
Try Viscotears available from your pharmacist. It is a form of artificial tears. If it doesn't do any good at least it won't do any harm.

campervanannie
31-10-2015, 04:29
Not sure if its the same Jac but my son had a problem with one of his eyes he said it felt like a blister and it made things distort if he looked through that eye only the doctor told him it was worry and stress related brought on by all the studying for his exams at uni once he had finished them and started to relax it faded and went he did get a course of eye drops.

John Thompson
31-10-2015, 11:16
Has anyone experienced a corneal ulcer??? If so can you tell me how you treated it please... I have been in some discomfort with my eye for some time now and its is often bloodshot in fact everyday it is bloodshot and sometimes the white of my eye goes a deep red there is some sort of blister on the pupil. The doctor has sent a referral back in August for the eye specialist at the hospital but when I phoned they are not ready to offer me an appointment as yet.
I asked the doctor if he could send another letter but he refused.
The doctor doesn't know the connection between corneal ulcers and someone who gets weekly cold sores....

I would love to know how I can treat this myself .....I have searched the internet for days, its driving me bonkers :help:

I have had corneal ulcers two or three times, the last time was twelve months ago. We were on our way to Dover for the ferry and were staying at Johns cousins in Nottinghamshire. Over three or four days my eyes became more sore and I could feel the ulcer when I blinked. Then I got conjunctivitis(pink eye). I knew I needed emergency treatment and went to the Sunday morning drop in centre at the local hospital. The doctor I saw stressed the importance of immediate treatment and gave me a script to be filled at the local pharmacy who didn't have all the things in stock. I was prescribed Chloramphenicol eye ointment, antibiotic drops and steroid drops and an appointment was made to go to the eye emergency clinic the following day at Doncaster Infirmary. I had to go back two more times and was given more medication to take away on my travels.
This is a serious condition and needs immediate treatment. Do not bother with your GP. Go to your local A and E.
I believe one of the causes is the virus which remains in your body from childhood chicken pox. I recall hearing that somewhere.

Hope you get sorted quickly.
Regards, Joan.

Herbenny
31-10-2015, 11:56
I have had corneal ulcers two or three times, the last time was twelve months ago. We were on our way to Dover for the ferry and were staying at Johns cousins in Northants. Over three or four days my eyes became more sore and I could feel the ulcer when I blinked. Then I got conjunctivitis(pink eye). I knew I needed emergency treatment and went to the Sunday morning drop in centre at the local hospital. The doctor I saw stressed the importance of immediate treatment and gave me a script to be filled at the local pharmacy who didn't have all the things in stock. I was prescribed Chloramphenicol eye ointment, antibiotic drops and steroid drops and an appointment was made to go to the eye emergency clinic the following day at Doncaster iInfirmary. I had to go back two more times and was given more medication to take away on my travels.
This is a serious condition and needs immediate treatment. Do not bother with your GP. Go to your local A and E.
I believe one of the causes is the virus which remains in your body from childhood chicken pox. I recall hearing that somewhere.

Hope you get sorted quickly.
Regards, Joan.


Thank you Joan .. If I don't get anywhere tomorrow with the optician I will call into a&e . The pain last night was excruitiating and the lights was hurting my eyes but I was very tired too .. To top it all I think it's happening in my other eye now ...I am prone to cold sores frequently which has a connection I think ...
And I have a poor immune system ...

I just want to crack on with some treatment ... I am sick of looking like I got I got a permanent hangover and people are looking at me like I have got the lurgy ��

Admin
31-10-2015, 12:41
Hi Jac,

I have Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome in both eyes and I have never had any eye injuries to my eyes. After lots of visits to the eye hospital seeing different consultants, they believe that it was caused by taking antihistamines every year for allergies. This has caused the cornea to no longer be bonded to my eyes, it just floats around.

It took me a while but after support from other people with the same condition I learned how to live with it. I used to wake up several times a night in terrible pain when my cornea tore. I learned to keep my eyes closed whilst asleep and night to lay without my face touching the pillow. The hardest part was to learn how to wake up without opening my eyes, even when startled. But although I do still tear my cornea a couple of times a week I now stay relaxed and do not tense my eye, my tears then flood my eye and the pain soon eases.

Just wanted you to know that you are not alone and I sympathise with your condition.

Herbenny
31-10-2015, 12:52
It sounds nasty Phil ... I applaud you for learning to live with it ..
I have never had problems with my eyes apart from needing glasses a few years ago ...
Never had eye infections of any sort .... I am being scrupulous about washing towels and pillow cases daily thinking that I it's a bacterial infection but I suspect it's viral infection ...
I can't believe I am starting to get symptoms in the other eye now ....

Oh well let's see how it goes tomorrow ... Will let you know

Thanks for posting I really do feel for those who live with this constantly ... It's not a barrel of laughs ...
But on a lighter note I can't wait to scare the kids later 😂

Herbenny
01-11-2015, 15:26
After my visit to the optician today he suspects that I have a eye condition called 'Episcleritis' which is associated with inflammatory conditions, arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia which makes sense.
Its not untreatable but its stubborn and can linger for some time.
I am going to start a course of 'homeopathic' treatment tonight of lidium and Euphrasia 30C and see how I go ....
and just wait for my hospital appointment .....

Thanks for all your replies :)

4maddogs
01-11-2015, 16:58
Seconding the suggestion from dippingtoe. My friend had a serious ulcer 30 years ago. The eye hospital were not hopeful in saving her eye and she had to wear an eye patch. Any light or wind was excruciatingly painful. She saw a homeopath who prescribed eupgrasia and it cured it. Years later she asked an optician about scar tissue and there was none.

This is in tablet form. You do not put it in your eye. I would still get it checked though.
Good luck. I know how scary it can be after a retinal detachment (3 in the same eye at the same time).

Julie


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