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Help-Scratchy eye, floaters, dilated pupil

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  • Posted By: roseyq
  • September 24, 2007
  • 10:33 PM

Hi all!
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.

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  • I have the symtoms also that you describe. I was told that I have iritis although when I looked that up it says the pupil constricts. I was given prednazone drops and it seemed to get better but then flared up again. It is also my left eye and my vision is blurred especially in low light. Wondering if you have found out anything more on this. I'll be going back to the optometrist in a couple of weeks for further evaluation. jimalcolm@sbcglobal.net
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 07:11 PM
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  • I have the symtoms also that you describe. I was told that I have iritis although when I looked that up it says the pupil constricts. I was given prednazone drops and it seemed to get better but then flared up again. It is also my left eye and my vision is blurred especially in low light. Wondering if you have found out anything more on this. I'll be going back to the optometrist in a couple of weeks for further evaluation. jimalcolm@sbcglobal.netI also have similar symptoms my left eye stares, I also have pain behind the eyeball, floater hair lines like and the pupil is slightly dilated, but i went to a neuro-ophthalmologist and everything seems to be normal :S? I also had a CT scan done and nothing wrong. I know my eye does not feel right and getting very frustating over all this. Help!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2010
    • 10:34 PM
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