Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006:
Remember I posted back in February or March about having problems with my vision? I went to the eye doc and got a new contact rx for my right eye. Well I went back again yesterday and got another new rx for the right eye in a different brand of contacts. I'm due for my yearly checkup in October and the doc mentioned doing a corneal topography map of my eyes to check for a condition called keratoconus. Basically it's an rregular shape of the cornea that causes visual distortion. Has anyone heard of this? From what I've found online it's not very common and basically you just treat it with regular visits to the eye doc and contacts. Until recently I've only been having problems with the right eye but now I can tell the left contact isn't fitting as well either. I gotta tell you I'm not really cool with this! lol I realize my vision could be a lot worse than it is, but this is a hassle I just don't need. Actually, my vision is pretty good and the doc said there really isn't any correction in my right eye, but it's all the astigmatism. The left eye does have a mild correction and a mild astigmatism. I guess we'll see in about 6 months if it gets worse (or sooner if it gets much worse quicker). Boy, if it's not one thing it's another, ya know? I hate to sound whiney, because I am grateful that it's not worse. Just wondering if anyone's heard of this and wanting to vent a little.
No, I haven't heard of this, but I also have some astigmatism and my eyes are ver different from one another, and when I use a new eye-care professional, they wonder if the big difference in my prescription, between each eye, causes me problems. Well, it's the way it's always been, so no, it doesn't bother me.
Thanx for the post, Dawn.