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'World Renowned' Doc says 'Beats me..' Eye fluid, swelling, blurry vision 1 eye

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  • Posted By: jaybird
  • February 17, 2008
  • 07:54 PM

Hi all, I hope someone has some insight to this.

3 years ago I woke up and couldn't rub the sleepiness blur out of my eye. Turns out there was something wrong. I had a very small "blurry donut" in my central vision (in my left eye). Everything was crystal clear in my central vision, except for that area around it. As a matter of fact, I went to the D.O. and tested 20/25, the same BEFORE this problem.

Today it's more like 1-eye myopia.

The optometrist went nuts and called the specialists saying 'Retinal detachment! Get him in now! He's dialated!' I started freaking out and he said he was just pushing their buttons that I won't have that problem but I needed to get in ASAP.

The doctor I saw took some tests and sent me away saying I had cat scratch fever.

A year later I went to another Doc known to be in the top 5% of his profession in retinal specializing. He said cat scratch was a b.s. diagnosis BUT he didn't know what was going on. There was a small amount of fluid in my eye. Steroid drops sent the swelling and eye pressure up.

He decided to milk me for a specialist visit every few weeks and 'keep an eye on it'. I was ok with this at the time when I was making good money and his decision was 'least intrusive = best'.

He did say he could laser it up but that there would be a small blind spot.

Eventually, I developed some small 'floating threads', like half a dozen small shadows that I can only see in bright light, like looking up at the sky or a flourescent light.

This is just in one eye. My right eye is still perfect, but at this point if something happened I'd be useless.

SOMETHING STRANGE:

I read doctor young's alkaline diet book and gave up my many cokes a day for water, in fact bought a water alkalizer. In 2 weeks time my eye cleared up A LOT (not completely).

In the last year I have gone back and forth, drink whatever I want until it bothers me, then drink water for 3-5 days and it clears up a bunch.

But this time it hasn't cleared up.

Hope someone has some insight. I'm about to get insurance again (been laid off 3 times this year) and I'm going to see a doctor about laser treatment.

But mostly, I want to know why this is happening and what I can do naturally to cure it.

I'm 27 with no known health issues... there is some diabetes in my family, but I just tested myself after a 12 hour fast and should be between 100-125 for a diabetic condition. I was 63. I'm doing a rough home glucose test with 80 grams of Mountain Dew sugar right now to get an idea of my glucose tolerance. I tested 79, supposed to be under 200. Seems low, but I didn't just down a glucose shot, I drank a bunch of Dew over 10 minutes. Still, that counts for something. Not doing the 2 hour test, I think I'm ok in that area.

This pic is what it started out as. Now it's worse (less central clarity, more distortion of objects from swelling)

Many thanks in advance,

Jason

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