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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.


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,


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