Yesterday I went back to Memira for a more thorough examination (the examination of 2 weeks ago didn’t really give me all the answers).
This time I was scheduled with the ‘big guns’: both the ‘fagsjef’ (not sure about the correct translation: I guess ‘chief advisor’ comes closest) and one of their surgeons. It was clear that they want to get to the bottom of this as much as I do. A good thing! 🙂
Well, the ‘new’ guy did actually find something: Some scarring in my left eye, most likely caused by toxoplasmosis. This probably happened before I was even born. Up to one third of the world’s human population is estimated to carry a Toxoplasma infection, and I guess my mother is/was part of that group…
Now I know what some of you are thinking: ‘They’re trying to find an excuse for why they’re unable to get my eyes in good shape within a reasonable period‘. That would have been my thought as well, were it not that this is not the 1st time someone mentioned this scarring. Years ago an optician passed me on to a ophthalmologist because of similar suspicions. However, the ophthalmologist was unable to find anything… (This is why I had not mentioned it at Memira).
In the 7 months I have been at Memira several people & computers have analysed my eyes, and none of them have seen this scarring before. And then this ‘new’ guy looks in my eyes with a magnifying glass for a couple of seconds, and he spots it straight away. That bothers me a bit…
The main issue now seems to be that the various machines report I have pretty much 20/20 vision, but my own perception disagrees with them. Since my eyes have been lasered twice now, I was told they need to recover for 18 months before an eventual next procedure.
Personally I don’t think a new procedure will be needed. Whenever I apply eyedrops (Oxyal has been a real lifesaver here!) my vision does get very clear, and laser surgery is known to be a cause of transient dry eyes.
So for now I guess I will just do all I can to make my dry eyes as transient as possible. The following is said to help:
- Rest your eyes – take a break
- Wear sunglasses outside
- Hydrate your eyes when wearing contact lenses
- Keep eyes and lids clean
- Nutritional supplements
- Drink more water – stay hydrated
- Medication assessment
- Blink more often
- Eat more fish