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Hi everyone :(

I dont know if you all remember or not. But last september I had surgery to remove the ptyerigium that was growing on my right eye. It was successful but very painful and hard to recover from. They had removed 6 layers of scar tissue.

The doctors warned me there was a 40% chance of it growing back. But they told me that as long as I wore my sunglasses all the time out doors I should be ok. And I was very careful about that... well i went in to the doctors last week because my eye has been very red the past 2 weeks. turns out.. its another ptyerigium. Im seriously bummed. this time its in a worse spot. its all the way in the corner of my eye and its rubbing against my tear duct. My eye is always red and hurts now. They are sending me to another specialist on thursday. They plan to put me on steriod drops or something to try to prevent it from growing any bigger.

Even though I knew there was a 40% chance of it growing back im still really bummed.

Anyways just wanted to vent a little

*hugs*

Jenny :thumb:

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SO sorry to hear about the re-occurring troubles Jenny. WIll be keeping thinking about you and send as much positive thoughts I possibly can your way!

Will keep my fingers crossed for that the specialist will give you a positive diagnosis when seeing him! YOU just vent as much as you need!

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Jenn I am so sorry to hear this! I did some reading on it and seems very painful and I hate that.

I hope that this new doctor can help you..

You vent anytime you want!!

((((((((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))

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Ouch! I know what you're going through. My daughter had one of those and had it removed years ago. Luckily she never got another one. Hope the drops help! You know you can count on us to listen.....

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Jenny, if you can't vent to us you can't vent to anyone! We're all here in your hours of need. We can hold hands, and have strong shoulders to cry on. I don't have what you had, but up until 10 years ago my eyes were -15 diopters and was almost legally blind. Thank God I had cataracts. When they removed those, I had normal vision for the first time in my life! It was like a miracle. They didn't put replacement lenses in either!

You take care Jenny! If you need to vent - VENT!

Wolfie

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Thanks everyone, you guys are the best! I will def. keep you updated with what the doctor says on Thursday :D

I'm sorry about your eye. Keep us updated on what the doctors say they can do, ok? (also what exactly is it? Like a sty?)

Deanna here is a definition of a pteryguim i found online: you can google the word to, there is alot of information out there for it :)

• What is a pterygium?

A pterygium is a wedge-shaped fibrovascular growth of conjunctiva (the surface tissue of the white of the eye) that extends onto the cornea. Pterygia are benign lesions that can be found on either side of the cornea.

• What causes a pterygium to form?

It is thought that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light may contribute to the formation of pterygia. Pterygia are more often seen in people from tropical climates, but can be found in others as well.

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Jenn, I'm so sorry you have to suffer with this. It sounds painful. Our eyes are such precious organs. Here's sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers.

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Jenny, what a bummer! I'm sorry you have to go through this again! I really hope the drops help to shrink it and that you won't have to go through surgery again. I'll say a prayer for you for good news on Thursday! Take care!

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aaawww, minimeister, this rots. WHAT a disappointment.

i hope that you're having something to take that helps with the pain, and that Thursday the specialist can make it better for you!

sending e-hugs and good healing energies your way. :D

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Sorry to hear about this. Just not sure why your docs are 'planning' to put you on steroid drops, rather than putting you on steroid drops. Are they waiting until there's permanent damage before they do anything?

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Oh, Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear that. Eye problems can be such a pain to deal with. I hope your recovery this time will go well and quickly. I hope your specialist knows exactly what to do for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

I've been dealing with swollen optic nerves for the past two plus years and it is a real pain. I finally went to a specialist at Mass Eye and Ear who actually seemed to know how to treat me and actually seemed to have treated many people with my problem. The good news is he thinks the other doctors did the right thing.

I hope yours goes well!! Sending lots of healing thoughts and hugs!!!

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My opthamologist is "watching" the cataracts in my eyes, but apparently they're just there, not growing or anything.

You may want to get insistant about the drops, Jenny.

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((((Jenny))))

I am glad you dont have to wait too long to see the specialist. Take it ez and I wish I could take the pain away.

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