- CASE FILE
Diagnosed with iritis, glaucoma, cataract, and inflammation. Have lost eyesight in left eye, multiple test ran with negative results.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
March 2011, I was diagnosed with Iritis. The pain was unbearable sometimes. Sunlight was the devil. The only thing that soothed it was warm compresses hot as I can stand it.
I started to see a cataract & glaucoma specialist immediately & was with them for less than a year. A whole year later they diagnosed me with cataracts & glaucoma.
Soon after I was sent to a retna specialist where I was told, something in my body was attacking my eyesight & we needed to quickly find out what it was.
In 2013 I was referred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta Ga where I was put on 3 different t eye drops, one for pressure, steroids & one for glaucoma. After months there, still on drops, running as many tests possible, lots of blood work, still nothing.
At this time I'm seeing a Retna specialist again, a glaucoma & cataract & a rheumatologist specialist all at once.
Rheumatologist took me off of steroids & onto Humira.
Six years later & running all test possible, much blood work done, to find out they have no clue what is going on inside of my body. And I'm down to nothing now except maintaining steroid, pressure & glaucoma drops that aren't doing much of anything except, I guess, keeping me from going totally & completely blind.
Having this unknown illness has changed & crippled my life for so long. I've gone through much depression, not being able to care for myself, being a burden to my children & just totally missing out on my life. I'm praying someone can find what's wrong with me & we're able to fix it.