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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 541
   Posted 10/4/2014 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I would share this with you all. I find it absolutely ironic!

On Monday, I went to the ophthamologist for my eye checkup for Plaquenil. Well, they did the works including dilating my eyes. When the assistant was putting the drops in my eyes she missed on the first try and then I believe she actually touched my eye with the bottle tip. It felt kind of funny.

Well, on Thursday I woke up and my eye was kind of irritated(the one that the bottle touched). By yesterday I was at my primary care doctor with full blown pinkeye.

So, who gets Pinkeye at an Opthamologist's office? I do!

Have a great evening everyone.
Mary Ann
MCTD, Fibromyalgia,Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Stenosis, High Blood Pressure, IBS, Degenerative Disc Disease, Depression, Anxiety

"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 10/4/2014 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to throw away a half full bottle of my glaucoma meds because I touched my eyeball with the tip and I got pink eye from it.

It happens.....and usually to us. ;-)
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Barbara Lee
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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 2889
   Posted 10/6/2014 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Mary Ann:

Sorry, you have a case of pink eye. I hate the stuff I hope you get over it really soon. Make sure you use new wash cloths and towels after showering or washing your face.

If anyone is going to get something it will be a person with lupus LOL.

DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2606
   Posted 10/6/2014 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you will let your opthalmologist's office know what happened so that they won't infect anyone else.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg?
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