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    Default Out of commission for awhile with limited forum access due to eye injury.

    With orders from my ophthalmologist, I am to limit the use of my right eye which means less Trainzing, or use of the computer - basically anything requiring heavy use of my eye.

    A week ago I had burry vision in my right eye which I initially thought was a generous sized thumbprint on my glasses. I took my glasses off to clean them, but the blur was still there. I rubbed my eye, blinked a few times and it went away. When I woke up the next day, my right eye was tearing like I was on a crying jag all night, except for one eye only. I blotted up and everything was fine. That night, however, and the next day was not so benevolent as I ended up in extreme pain in that eye like I had a piece of cat fur or grit in the eye.

    I then called my eye doctor who had to send me to another office location, at rush hour no less, to see an associate because my doctor was booked solid. The diagnosis, a scary one at that, was an ulcer in my cornea. I was put on some antibiotic drops and saline drops for my eye and referred to a cornea specialist within the same doctor group. Since last week, I have had an eye appointment daily and have since visited all six of their office locations!

    The eye is healing up, however, it was discovered that I have some severe corneal erosion, which means the eye is scarring and the cornea is digging away. The specialist thinks now I may need eye surgery to repair the damage and has since put in a contact lens to protect the eye from further damage.

    I'll update the community when I am able to, but I'll be away most of the time.
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    I am very sorry to read this, John.

    Problems with eyes can be very scary so I wish you courage and a speedy recovery. But please take your time and don't push it; you need those things till the end.

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    Having had a recent visit to Moorfields Eye Hospital, you have my sympathy. Hope all goes well and we'll see you back soon.

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear this, doesn't sound too good, best to follow instructions and stay away from computer screens, or if you can't at least get an eye patch and cover it up.
    Malc


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    Hope the eyeball heals quickly and completely John old boy! We can't get along here without you. Or at least I wouldn't want to....
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    Sorry to hear about it John, hope your eye gets better, we will surely miss your daily activity while your gone. Get well soon.

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    I'm saying a prayer for you John,

    I had Pink Eye once in my younger years from heaven knows where! Can't imagine how painful and scary your situation is.

    Take care ole friend, and will be here when you are able to return to us.

    Godspeed Sir!

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    Hi John
    Hope all will be put right after the recommended treatment. All screens can have a detrimental affect on anyones eyesight when focused on them for long periods of time, so make sure you follow the medical advise. in our company offices we have had for a considerable number of years a rule that a five minute break away from the workstation must be taken after every twenty minutes spent working with a monitor.

    In the foregoing, the office manager (the old dragon) rigidly enforces the above rule with the legal secretary's who if left to their own devices would spend hours at their workstations without taking a break. That in the past that has been the cause of eyesight problems, but luckily they have cleared up after a few weeks away from all monitors on different work we managed to find them.

    As a side issue we are finding that with voice recognition software being so good these days that almost all documents, emails and SMS messages etc can be compiled using voice dictation and that allows users can look away from the monitor, laptop, or tablet while speaking. Of course if you are using a phone to dictate anything you cannot see the screen while carrying out that untill you have finished anyway (LOL).

    Anyway, as stated John hope all goes well in the treatment and you are back among us and Trainzing again in very short order. When you are remember, five minutes minimum away from the screen after every twenty minutes looking at it.

    Bill
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    Sorry to hear of your eye problem. Looking forward to your full recovery and return to the forum. Be sure not to try and rush it. Take all the time you need.

    Cayden

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    Sorry you have to go through this and I hope that your eye gets better and hopefully it won't happen to your other eye


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    Sorry to hear this, John. Get well soon. Maybe you should have had your nose to the grindstone instead of your eye on the ball.

    Bill

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    I know what you're going through, John.

    9 corneal eye transplants in my family, my father, my sister, and her kids have terrible eyes, too.

    Forever taking my father into the eye hospital for a new graft, corneal transplant or gunnerson flap.
    My sister and my father, 9 transplants or grafts between them.
    Alack, I know the way to the operation theatre well.

    A prayer is warranted here, donor cornea's can be few and far between, and
    good health is needed on behalf of the donor.

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    Sorry to hear about your eye John. Hope all goes well for a full recovery.

    Michael

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    Hang in there John. Your commits and advise will always be needed here on the forum.

    Dave

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    I'm sorry to hear that John. I wish you a speedy recovery.

    I do know what it's like, having laser surgery on both eyes 9 years ago. But in the last 12 months, I'm developing macular degeneration in my right eye with blurriness occurring. So at least, having one good eye is a bonus for me.

    Hang in there mate.

    Cheers,
    Roy

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