Don't Rub Your Eyes After Handling Zoanthids/Palythoa

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  1. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    They actually took pictures so they can try and figure out what it is. There was a time yesterday like this where there were 3 doctors all looking at her eye at once. (Start watching at 1:55)

     
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  3. schackmel

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    omg.......that is too funny!!!!!!!
     
  4. tom.n.day

    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    And then yet challenge you to a jousting match in a blow up arena...
     
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    good news........insurance is approving me to go back to the specialist! I knew they would however I was a bit concerned that they would make me go back in network........even though there is no cornea specialist in network!
     
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    Fingers crossed for positive news.....
     
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    this is day 3, yesterday. This was after being at the ED for several hours overnight and in 2 doctors office for like 8 hours

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    Day 4 after exposure. Doctor said today that he is seeing a little improvement in the eye, wiht a little decreased reddness and that the cornea inflamation is starting to consolidate. No change in the ulceration or vision, still blind in the eye. No prognosis on the return of the vision, however I think it will come back in time once the ulcer goes away. If you look in the picture you can actually see the ulceration (white circle around pupil)
     
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  9. schackmel

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    I am going to whine right now..........LOL forgive me. I am so tired of this eye thing. Today I woke up actually in tears due to the severe throbbing and pain shooting back to the back of my head. I actually got nauseated it hurt so bad. It hurt worse this morning then it did the first night. Luckily the pain pills, the other meds they have me on has brought it to tolerable right now. I think it is wearing me down emotionally right now and is making the pain worse??? I see the doctor again tomorrow. Vision wise I cant tell it if it is worse or not......definetly no better. The light hurts it to bad to try to focus on anything right now.

    Alright..........end of my whine time! Thanks for listening :)
     
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    saw the doctor emergently today due to the increased pain. No real changes in the eye is seen, however he thinks there is the possibility that something might be brewing in the back of the eye. The vision has improved very little............on Saturday was 20/70, monday 1/200 (blind) and today 3/200 (still blind)

    He is keeping me on my meds, but has now started me on high dose steroids by mouth. I am now on 60mg prednisone (which i become a witch on) and going to keep seeing my daily.

    I asked again about the prognosis fo the eye and he said, honestly nothing that is going on in my eye is typical, and he hasnt seen anything like this before, however he does not see any permanent damage at the back of my eye. While he stressed it is too soon to speculate, there is concern over the ulcer in my cornea, and the size of it. He said he thinks I will get my at least partial vision back, however he said I might need a corneal transplant. He said it will depend on the amount of scaring of cornea, hopefully can be corrected with special lenses but it is very possible i will need surgery and transplant. Again way too soon to tell right now but at least i am looking at possibly getting my sight back.
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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    Just catching up on this... I am so sorry Mel. What a horrible experience. You are in my thoughts and prayers that there is no permanent damage. I am thankful Curt is there to help. If it helps at all, I think this thread will help prevent this to others. I will help spread the word.

    And change my own coral-handling behavior. Stay strong - and positive!

    matt
     
  12. cosmo

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    Ouch hon! That blows! And I too am a HORRIBLE human being on steroids!

    Best of luck to you! Sounds like it may be Percocet time:(