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Eye unable to regulate fluid - losing vision

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  • Posted By: loriwg
  • July 15, 2011
  • 00:28 AM

I am writing about my father. He is 73 years old. His left eye has been swollen for six months now. Specifically, the outside cornea has "bubbled" profusely as the endothelium is producing too much fluid/not removing enough fluid from the eyeball. He has seen many eye specialists. They have given him numerous antibiotics along with numerous medications to regulate the fluid in his eye. None of these medications have had any effect. They now feel he has no infection and are giving him an MRI tomorrow to see if there is damage to the center of the brain that regulates fluid in the eye.

Current meds: prednisone, xolair, clonazepam, effexor, and Mometasone Furoate.

My father is quite active, and he had no injury to his eye before any of this occurred. I would deeply appreciate any help as at this point, they have left him with no alternative to losing his eyesight.

Thank you.

Lori

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