I was diagnosed in april 2004 with PINK EYE. The doctor gave me Ciloxin to use for 7 days, 2 days later I go back and tell him my eye is getting worse instead of better. He still insists I have PINK EYE. I use the Ciloxin for a week. I am still having horrible pain and my eye is so red it looks like it is bleeding. I then go to my medical doctor who says NO WAY, There is something else going on and sends me to another Optometrist. I am there for about 2 hours, being put through all kinds of stuff. Turns out I had a more serious eye disease called ANTERIOR UVEITIS. In August 2005 I was diagnosed with Glaucoma and a Cataract in my right eye as side affects from the Anterior Uveitis. I had Cataract surgery along with a Glaucoma procedure in March 2006. My vision is still not all that good. The sad part of this story is, I went back to talk to the doctor that told me I had PINK EYE, he would not talk to me. I wanted him to know the terrible mistake he made in my diagnosis. Not good practice I don't think. So now, I see my Optometrist every 6 months,or whenever the Anterior Uveitis decides it wants to flare up. I also tell all my friends and family to stay away from the doctor that made the mistake. Wouldn't want that mistake made twice. If anyone has ever had the disease they know the pain to which I am referring, if not, pray you never do. It took 8 weeks of very agressive treatment to cure it, and I have had it return 3 times since. Luckily I know the signs and am able to get to the doctor in time to stop it before it progresses to far. So to all of you that have perfect vision, take care of your eyes, they can't be replaced once the damage is done. Thanks for listening........RCokerReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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