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Offline Venomous

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eye problem
« on: 05 November 2017, 04:59:13 PM »
I'm wondering if this is related to D.


I have a lump come up in the outside corner of my eye, but inside the eye, attached to the inner bottom lid and the white of the eye. It's a whitish/clear jelly like substance but with red lumpy bits on it. Whenever my eye tries to close the lump is too big to be covered by my lids and is squeezed out inbetween the lids, (which stings and pulls). The eye vision looks kinda blurry, especially lights. It's bugging me like crazy!


I'm going to try to see the GP in the morning... anyone have any previous experience of this? I know you are all a wealth of information and perhaps its D related?


Otherwise I'm okay... just waiting for my appointment to see the specialist for HRT.
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #1 on: 05 November 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
Sounds like it might be a sty. Sounds painful! I hope you get it seen to sooner rather than later - anything eye-related is always a bit terrifying, I find!
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #2 on: 05 November 2017, 05:46:21 PM »
I don't think it's a stye, its not infected as such, just a lump that shouldn't be there, and is being squeezed by the closing of the eye. I am sitting here with my lower lid pulled down trying not to close the bottom of the eye as I blink lol.

It's like egg white, but lumpy and very much attached!!
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #3 on: 05 November 2017, 08:11:48 PM »
Ah... google Blepharitis.  Hubby has suffered from it. His came in the form of a huge white puss filled spot right on the eyelid rim.  It is (I think) a slight infection with the root of an eyelash. He found it irritating but not painful.  In the end he used special wipes to clean the area.. but you are right, it presses on the eyeball and therefore alters the sight in that eye. 
Eventually it burst and the special wipes kept the eyelids clean for ages before it went altogether.

Go see a pharmacist.
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #4 on: 05 November 2017, 08:31:43 PM »
It's not originating from a hair or on the outside or on the rim.. but literally on the eye, on the white of the eye and the skin that touches the white....It's contained inside the lower lid but squeezes out when the eye closes. Very  yuck!!  It looks like an extra lump of white/clear jelly. It's sore and red of course but the extra jelly stuff is weird.

I've tried to take a pic but my phone can't cope with the close up I think but.....
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #5 on: 05 November 2017, 09:24:51 PM »
Maybe it's a cyst?  Whatever it is - you need a professional opinion - not a shedload of amateurs guessing!
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #6 on: 05 November 2017, 10:59:42 PM »
I havent got a clue V. Hopefully the GP or optician will know.
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #7 on: 06 November 2017, 12:36:31 AM »
If you can't see a GP might be worth seeing an optician instead. Just another way you might get to find out what it is and if it needs treatment quickly.
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #8 on: 06 November 2017, 08:13:17 AM »
Oh.. sorry, I thought it was on the eyelid.  I agree you definitely need to see someone qualified, as others have said GP or properly qualified optician.  Let us know what transpires.
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Offline Venomous

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Re: eye problem
« Reply #9 on: 06 November 2017, 11:39:57 AM »
Thanks all, no docs appointments available today, though I did call first thing this morning and the way our surgery works you can't book in advance so I just have to keep calling and see if I can get an appointment in the next day or so. Agree I need someone qualified... just having trouble accessing them, as blooming usual these days.  It irritates me that the surgery says "taking on new patients" but the patients they do have struggle to get appointments because they're always fully booked up!! If I can't get in to see the GP soon I will try other options but as I don't know what it is I don't know what kind of treatment I'm looking for so Im not sure who'd be best to see. If I thought it was infected I could just ask the pharmacist... I've only worn glasses for a few yrs so I'm not sure if an optician would know...thinking its best to hold out for the GP at present.
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #10 on: 06 November 2017, 11:54:57 AM »
Our local hospital has an eye casualty walk in why don’t you have a look at that option?near to you
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #11 on: 06 November 2017, 12:29:38 PM »
Whether or not the optician would be able to recognize it has nothing to do with how long you personally have been wearing glasses and everything to do with their own skills and knowledge as an optician!

I think that the best thing at this point might be to see whoever you can see - my vote would be for the optician first but pharmacist would work too. Then if it's something serious sometimes they might have a little more "pull" with getting you seen somewhere else, or tell you you should go to A&E or what have you. Like they could possibly make a few phone calls or at least give you a name for it that will get some attention, "I *NEED* to see the GP today, the optician says I've got a such and such on my eye..." Odds are perhaps slim that it would make any difference, but might as well try and put the odds in your favour where you can!
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"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

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Re: eye problem
« Reply #12 on: 06 November 2017, 01:20:00 PM »
I wonder - no idea! - but could ringing 111 be of any use whatsoever?
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #13 on: 06 November 2017, 06:13:08 PM »
I was thinking the optician could maybe tell you what it is and send you to A&E with a letter if need be. I know my optician has called the eye clinic at my local hospital to for people (not sure if they all can do that) I totally agree that a GP should be the first port of call but since that is proving problematic I think it is worth trying to get seen by others that might be able to diagnosis it.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: eye problem
« Reply #14 on: 06 November 2017, 06:50:49 PM »
Managed to get in to see the GP before they closed, sent directly to moorfields with a letter from GP.
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