About three weeks ago, I had a check-up appointment with my glaucoma doctor. It went well-ish. I hadn’t seen her since my surgery last May, when my glaucoma shunt had been moving a lot and she tied it down really well with extra-strong stitches.
I found out that my shunt is still moving, but not nearly as much as before the surgery. This means that I’m going to have to have a steroid eye drop for the rest of my life so that I don’t get inflammation in my eye. I feel like I have a ton of drops every day – 3 different drops, twice a day for each of them.
I was worried that I’d have to add even more drops, because my eye pressure was high that morning, too. It was 29 which is quite high, but it’s usually about 22 or 23 in the mornings and 19 at night.
The good news is that I had an appointment last week with my regular ophthalmologist and my pressure was back down. He measured twice and got 17 and 19. He also searched for inflammation in my eye and it was all gone, but I have to stay on the steroid drops to keep the inflammation away. My next appointment is in December and I hope it goes great as well.
The goal of my blog is to increase awareness of childhood glaucoma and other eye diseases, and to unite kids like me living with visual impairment.