Lupus and Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)

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lupusnewbie
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 10/10/2011 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All!
I've been away for a while...3 weeks in Europe and kind of down since my return.  Just before we left for our trip, on my birthday, to be exact, I spent the afternoon in the ER after I saw flashes of light in one eye and an ugly dangly thing appeared.  The 15 hour flight was hell...flashes in my eye constantly for the entire flight.  Doctor said go but in retrospect I dont think it was good advice.  They diagnosed it as PVD--the gel in my eye "burst" and what I am seeing are the fibers that attach the gel to the retina.  To date, the ugly dangly thing is still there driving me crazy.  I've asked 3 doctors if the Lupus caused it.  They said no.  However, I DID red that Lupus CAN do it.  Would love to hear from you all.  I'm sick of the Lupus attacking me and now my eyes?  I don;t even want to take a flu shot as I know it will make me sick.  Also had a mammogram on Friday...I looked at the screen and saw a white circle on one side. I pointed it out to the tech and her response was "Gee..look at that."   I'm still waiting for the doctor to call with the report.  I'm thinking Lupus plays games and causes all kinds of weird test results, etc. 

sickinterval
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 10/11/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have lupus and fluid filled cysts in my breast. In the mamo they looked white but an ultra sound was needed to make sure. It was stressful until I found out. The tech is trained not to respond to what she sees that it is the dr job. I could tell when I got mine that she could see something but she did not say anything. Because I had the same problem a couple of years ago I was not as stressed.

Sorry about the eye issue. Will it heal?

lupusnewbie
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 10/11/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Mammo report was stable...whatever is there was there so no change.
As for the eye....the eye doctor claims gravity will make the floater "drop." Physics says otherwise....weightless??? Gravity doe snot affect weightlessness..so my thoughts are NO it will not heal. I still see the flashes of light...and the ugly dangly thing depresses me a lot! Realistically I am too young for thi eye problem. I did research and the average age for this to happen is 83.4. I'm very far from that!!!!! Thanks for caring and your response and shoulder to lean on....
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