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Eye Problems caused by Syphilis

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  • Posted By: eyeonstd
  • November 7, 2009
  • 00:57 AM

My name is Kevin Strauss and I wanted to share my recovery story with you. I actually started to blog and write about it so many people who will read this might recognize that their eye problems are related to Syphilis, even it might not be likely for you personally.

I had an late diagnosed Syphilis because nobody actually did think that my eye problems that I had were caused to this STD. I had eye irritations and something like floaters for a while and eye specialists diagnosed an eye inflammation that was already healed.

However the eye irritation never went away.

Eventually the doctor suggested that the eye should get a little injection to clear up the debris still residing in the eye coming from the former eye inflammation.

To make a long story short: after I got this treatment my eye sight on the left eye went downhill until I was completely blind on the left eye and he brought me into a clinic to perform many tests including testing for STDs and that is how they found Syphilis.

Currently I am starting to see movements and day by day I make slow progress - but at least I am making progress. I can`t write everything in this single post here.

The bad thing was that I have no health insurance and that I waited quite a long time and should have tested myself for STDs sooner, I always tested myself for HIV status.

Well, this is my story and I am on the journey to overcome it, so if anyone has resources, please connect with me - and/or follow me on my blog

Thanks for listening - and get yourself tested, you never know!

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  • I was wondering how you made out. I hope everything worked out for you. I too have had the same problem in 2014. Still having some problems. It sure has been a journey.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 3, 2014
    • 08:29 PM
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  • Mine is more like a shooting pain, did you have that? It just feels like an electric shock and then bam its over. Its kind of scary because I never felt this before. How did you get this, do you know? And what did they do to fix it???
    Anonymous 0 Replies
    • October 8, 2014
    • 11:17 PM
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