By: web design tutorial | posted in Personal |
Date: September 26th, 2009
Last week I had to take time off from the computer because my left eye had something called inflamed iris. It happened on September the 16, on that night my left eye just started to hurt then I jumped in bed and turn on my TV to watch some show as I normally do every other night, but this time I couldn’t even watch TV because of the pain on my left eye.
I thought it probably go away if I had some rest and my body will recover itself, but in the mourning when the sun went up I can feel the pain on my left eye even when I had my eyes closed with the blinds down.
I took Advil and the pain was gone for most of that day but my left eye was blood red. I never had seen anything like it before. I decided to go to see a doctor but it was so painful going outside with all the bright light and even after I had taken the Advil. So I had no choice to stay home that day and decided to go to the doctor the next day.
On the 3rd day, I took my second Advil to get rid of the pain and put on my sun glass before leaving to the doctor. It was still very painful even after taken the extra strength Advil; I had to call someone to drive me to the walk-in clinic since I didn’t want to drive with one eye.
Luckily, when I arrived at the walk-in clinic there weren’t too many people waiting. I went in to see a doctor and she told me I had something called inflamed iris or flaming iris. I had no idea what she was talking about. The doctor said it was not infected. Anyways, the doctor told me to go the emergency room, which is just across the street from the clinic. I walked there and waited 3 hours to see a doctor in the emergency room and a doctor finally came in to give me some eye droppings. Then he told me to come back the next day to see an eye specialist.
The following mourning I went to the same emergency room to see the eye doctor and he gave me 3 different type of medications.
- Isopto Homatropine 2%
With-in the first 24 hours of using those medications the pain associated with bright lights was pretty much gone, and redness of the left eye was reduced slightly.
I have been using those medications for about 8 days today and things are slowly getting better. I have limited my computer usage to about 2-3 hours per day. I also replace my 22” Samsung Synmaster 2253BW with an older 17” LCD. Because I believe the 22” Samsung Synmaster 2253BW and the fact that I was on it more than 10 hours a day cause this problem, but from what the doctor and research have told me that there is no way to know what caused my inflamed iris.
But I suspect it had to do with the amount of time I was on the computer staring at that big 22” Samsung monitor has to do with it.
I am planning to get a 20” Mac monitor since they are built for designers like me.
Update: ok, it may or may not be the 22″ samsung LCD I had, it may be alcohol.
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