Eye Institute today

The good news regarding my eye is that the virus (which they say is a Herpes virus but can’t say if it is Simplex or Zoster) seems to have been knocked out.

There is some scar tissue on the cornea which they hope the medication will shrink. If it doesn’t, they may have to do a laser procedure to shrink them. I will see the cornea specialist next week.

Unfortunately, here is nothing they can do for the large number of “floaters” in the left eye which is affecting the eyesight in THAT eye. I can only hope that they don’t worsen. They are actually more annoying than the virus in the right eye, though the scarring on the right eye has slightly worse long-term consequences.


  1. azahar said,

    June 22, 2010 at 10:57 am

    We sometimes do that eye stretching thing in yoga class, but we go all around a “clock face” stopping briefly at each hour, first clockwise then anti-clockwise.

    It’s quite amazing what they can do for eyes these days, with laser treatments, etc.

    Hope things improve, Anneke.

  2. sledpress said,

    June 22, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Floaters do dissolve, though it seems at a glacial rate of speed. I got a whop of them when I had a small vitreous tear a few years ago. They are partly a response to eyestrain, it appears, so a little attention to stretching and relaxing the eye muscles (basic eye exercises, holding a gaze to all points of the compass in turn, will do the trick) helps tamp them down.

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