Actually, I live in a TINY rural town. It is one of the smallest towns in my state, and about
half our population is made up of rich (and many famous) people from nyc that have their "country home" in our town, so I always have to travel quite a ways to see my docs.
A neuroopthalmologist is an ophthalmologist that specializes in the nerves/neurology of the eye, kind of like a neurologist for eyes. My pain is from an injury deep within my orbit two years ago. I did a lot of damage, but it was fixed surgically/has healed, however I still have severe pain behind my eye, as well as swelling, decreased vision, and neurologic changes, but no one can figure out why. I've already seen 2 of these docs in the past & they didn't have much to say (although at least one of them didn't take me seriously), but I want it checked again since it has been a year & it has actually gotten worse. I'm hoping something has changed to make whatever process is going on behind my eye visible. Maybe then we'll have a better idea how to approach treating it. It's tough not to have a firm diagnosis.
I was doing a little better this morning, thanks for asking! But tonight I'm not doing so well again. I spoke to my doc today & he changed my meds slightly, so hopefully that will help. My eye is just so stubborn, we've yet to find a good combination of medications which consistently provides me with some relief. I guess it takes time in the beginning, but it's quite frustrating, especially on those really bad days like yesterday.
Ugh, I know what you mean! It was awful outside today! The wind was howling loudly here all night long & it was 9 degrees when I checked at 6 am. I was up practically all night too -- should have come on here & kept everyone company, it seems like a lot of us were up! I hope that muscle relaxer helped & you are feeling a little better. Sometimes I think aching pain is the worst kind! It is so hard to get rid of (not that any pain is easy to get rid of, it it was, there'd be no such thing as CP!).
Nice name! Ouch! That cornea scratch must have hurt! That was actually one of the few things that I didn't do when I injured my eye (its quite miraculous that I didn't lose my entire eye, one more millimeter & it would have been gone). But I do know what drops you are talking about
. It's kind of like ocular tylenol. I popped a suture in my eye after my surgery 2 years ago & rubbed the surface of my eye & my eye lid and burned like mad. Those drops helped a lot. I sure wish I could put stuff like that in my eye. We looked into getting numbing drops, but it wouldn't help, as my pain comes from behind my eye & there is just no way to get to it
Post Edited (skeye) : 12/22/2008 6:18:45 PM (GMT-7)