First off, I have had a closed estachion tube in my left ear since May. On top of it, in June, I had a sudden influx of floaters and was alarmed so I went for an eye exam. The optomatrist* checked my eyes with dilation and he said that he could see no glaucoma or cataracts, but I might want to see an opthomologist* to be sure. A few days later, I panicked when I noticed that my left eye-same side as closed estachion tube in my ear was scratchy and my left pupil was larger than my right in dim light, but would shrink to normal when I walked into the light. So I went back to the same doc and he said it was okay, but I should see the opthomologist*. At the same time, my son accidentally hit me with his elbow in the corner of very eye I was having all the problems with-the left eye-which is also on the same side as the closed estachion tube.
Within a month, I went to a Glaucoma specialist AND a Pupil specialist and both have said my eyes are fine-HOWEVER-neither looked at my eyes with dialation, just yellow drops-and they both say I have unequal size pupils-which I've had my entire life.
What?! This doesn't make sense. First off, because the condition comes and goes-it is STILL bothering me months later! Neither doctor witnessed what I'm talking about during a "flare up". They saw my eyes in their "normal" state. Also, I'm 46-why have I never noticed a different size in my pupils or the scratchyness that comes with it? The bottom lines that my eye does NOT feel normal. It feels weird and sometimes I think it's bulging and I look in the mirror and I've got a "stare" thing going on. I keep asking myself has this been like this all my life?! I look at old pictures and I say no!
When all this was going on, I was tested by my regular doc for high blood pressure and the diagnosis was I had a slight elevation due to my distress over my eye and ear. I was also tested for diabetes because I am overweight and it was negative.
I fear I am going blind with a rare disease or that I may have a tumor growing. I want answers! Please can someone help?! TIA!
*pardon the spelling, I couldn't find the spell check and I'm off to an appointment and will check this when I return.