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    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Eyes_-_uveitis_and_iritis

    Uveitis means inflammation of the middle coat of the eye, which extends from the iris at the front of the eye to the retina and choroid at the back of the eye.

    Iritis is inflammation of the iris, the coloured part of the eye. It is a form of uveitis and is more correctly called anterior uveitis. The cause is unknown in about 40 per cent of cases, but may include infections, autoimmune disorders, arthritis and skin disease.

    Iritis symptoms typically begin suddenly and can include a red eye, eye pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision and a small or distorted pupil. Attacks typically only involve one eye at a time. Without correct treatment, iritis can cause permanent visual problems. Young and middle-aged people are most commonly affected.

    There is no cure, but treatment of individual episodes can control inflammation and prevent complications. However, iritis often comes back.

    Don’t worry but it’s apparently uncommon for the eye to explode, though worth treating. Of course it could be something else.

    Premier Icon wonny j
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    Are you on the pill?

    Karl33to
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    Go see your doctor!!
    Don’t be taking medical advice off the STW massive, they’ll have you buying new glasses and going on a skills course. 😀

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Poor aim.
    Cat AIDS (the bad kind)

    More seriously, you eating ok?

    bigyinn
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    Optician / Doctor! TODAY!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Did he get some in your eye, even though he promised he wouldn’t? That’s beastly.

    Opticians rather than doctor, go get it checked asap, it could be nothing but it could be serious!

    camo16
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    Migraine?

    My family suffers from some kind of migraine (I think) that causes white blurry spots in front of one or both eyes. I’ve had it a couple of times. Scary.

    grum
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    Stress can cause blurred vision too.

    I dont think it’s too much **** that’s casuing it, usually wear safety specks anyway.

    More seriously, you eating ok?

    Did’nt really have time for much tea last night, as I type, I’m having my lunch and it seems to be clearing up?!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    there was someone on here a while ago who’s Mum had a detached retina and those symptoms.

    Get a professional to have a look.

    samuri
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    was it wavery round the edges? because that’s how a migraine usually starts. If you go blind later it’s a migraine.

    Of course, you’ll already be curled up on the floor by that point.

    pennine
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    Flashing lights, spider’s web and what appears like a dark curtain closing?

    I experienced those symtoms & rang the optician IMMEDIATELY. Diagnosed a retinal tear & refered post haste to A&E. Underwent eye operation to repair tear the next day.

    grum – Member
    Stress can cause blurred vision too.

    Could be that, going away tomorrow, going on holiday usually causes me to stress (as well as most other things)

    pennine – Member
    Flashing lights, spider’s web and what appears like a dark curtain closing?

    I experienced those symtoms & rang the optician IMMEDIATELY. Diagnosed a retinal tear & refered post haste to A&E. Underwent eye operation to repair tear the next day.

    No, not quite that. More blurring in the left corner of my left eye. It seems to have gone though!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    59timesthepain wrote:

    grum – Member
    Stress can cause blurred vision too.

    Could be that, going away tomorrow, going on holiday usually causes me to stress (as well as most other things)

    Yes ignoring it will make it go away…
    In all seriousness the link I posted is something the missus got, we were sent straight to the eye hospital where she sidestepped an overflowing waiting room as they were concerned it would go pop.

    you want one of these
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophthalmology
    not a doctor or an optician – they give you glasses

    Mainly in my left eye, althoguh a bit in the right. I feel fine, it just suddenly came on, realised when I couldnt enter my PIN number at a cash point properly.

    Premier Icon finishthat
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    My local Hospital has its own eye casualty unit , and 3 docs just for the
    casualty bit – lookup and phone your local hospital eye dept they will give you the best advice – and it will be to go in now and get it checked. Do not bother your GP or Spec Savers – as they will just send you to the nearest hospital eye unit . 111 will tell you the same.

    I used to get this from time to time. Also used to suffer from migraines pretty badly. Doc suggested I get my eyes tested and turns out I needed specs. Since then I’ve had no migraines and no funny blurry-ness.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Detached Retina

    CVA

    Migraine

    Well thanks for the replies, it’s now sorted itself out.

    crankboy
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    could be anything , sounds like my mild migraine early sign I also get a sort of sense of flicker just out of vision if that makes sense. GO TO HOSPITAL NOW they will either give you the all clear so you can have a stress free holiday or go into panic mode and solve the problem . your eyesight is not something to mess about with.

    my independent optician were very good at doing a quick eye health check when I scratched my eyeball.

    wwaswas – Member

    there was someone on here a while ago who’s Mum had a detached retina and those symptoms.

    Get a professional to have a look.

    Chap at work had this, he was lucky not to lose the sight in his eye. Don’t want to scare you, but get to the docs asap just in case.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    You’ve not shoved a pen in your eye and forgotten about it? If so, pull it out and you’ll be fine…

    wrecker
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    Have you eaten any dog poo?
    If so, Stop it.

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    wilko1999
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    Did it look anything like the examples on this Wikipedia page?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aura_(symptom)

    Either way go and see your GP

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    aaaaaand Rusty Spanner just beat me to it.

    Damn!

    DrP
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    So of course we (The medical ‘we’) are not allowed to give advice over the web.
    But if we were, that advice would be to see a Dr ASAP… really…

    DrP

    mrblobby
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    Did you get it seen to?

    Have something similar. Probably just tiredness. Don’t like to see GPs though, may go to the optician. Currently trying to see what I am typing through a small window in a sea of blurriness!

    fasthaggis
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    small window in a sea of blurriness!

    I used to get them ,optician said it was

    some kind of migraine

    Oh ,and stop staring at a screen ya daftie 🙂

    johnners
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    Popping into the Optician is a good bet, they’ve far better kit for having a shuftie than your GP. IME they’ll see you pretty quickly, and if they’ve any misgivings they’ll send you to A&E.

    Could be conjunctivitis…

    One morning I woke up with blurry vision and by the next day, I went blind with my eyes sealed together with pus… this was in Costa Rica, without a decent amount of Spanish.

    Had you taken your glasses off?

    mrblobby
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    I don’t think it’s conjunctivitis, been getting it quite a bit over the past few months. Appointment made with the optician for later today. Suspect it’s some sort of migraine as it’s usually accompanied by a headache and usually when tired and stressed.

    Had you taken your glasses off?

    Yes, a few years ago! Had laser treatment. Though I doubt it’s related.

    yunki
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    OP – have you been smacked over the back of the head with a log..?

    fasthaggis
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    usually when tired and stressed

    Have a sceen break daftie *

    * only half joking 😛

    mrblobby
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    Unfortunately job (and a bad STW habit) means I have to stare at a screen much of the day 🙁

    mrblobby – Member
    Did you get it seen to?

    Did not get it seen to, it just went away on its own. Not had it since!

    yunki – Member
    OP – have you been smacked over the back of the head with a log..?

    No, would that clear it up?

    yunki
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    s’gotta be worth a try – especially if it’s cleared up..

    better to be safe than sorry

    I’ll probably give it a go in the new year, think I can manage christmas with straight vision and uncertainty.

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