Eye Injury Prevention Month on July, 2024: What is each month for Awareness Month?
July, 2024 is Eye Injury Prevention Month 2024.
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Well, take this from someone who had a head injury last June.
I thought, well, no big deal.
Go to the doc. Have them check your eyes, reflexes, etc.
Sometimes there can be a slow bleed that causes damagea to your brain if not checked and dealt with. Everything might be just dandy, but get it checked. I did not for 2 months. Now I am left with the results. Egads.
I have hit my head lots of times over the years, from a nasty horse that threw me every chance he got.
No damage then, however, don't make the mistake I did.
By the way, I was not unconcious at any point, so felt it was no big deal. I ended up with an eyelid droop on one eye, and pupils that don't sync up. And double vision when I get tired.
It has taken a year to get somewhat better.
I am not trying to scare you. But as the old adage says, an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure, or however that goes.
Good luck. Call the doc. (A smart one :-)
I was diagnosed with Map Dot Cornea Dystrophy in my right eye about a month ago, does anyone know how long it?
This dystrophy occurs when the cornea's outermost layer's basement membrane develops abnormally, which serves as the foundation on which the epithelial cells, which absorb nutrients from tears, anchor and organize themselves. This causes recurrent epithelial erosions, in which the cornea's outermost layer rises slightly, exposing a small gap between the outermost layer and the rest of the cornea.
Warning Signs & Symptoms
The chronic epithelial erosions can alter the cornea's curvature, causing periodic blurred vision. It can also expose the nerve endings that line the tissue, resulting in moderate to severe pain lasting as long as several days. Generally, the pain will be worse on awakening in the morning. Other symptoms include sensitivity to light, excessive tearing and foreign body sensation in the eye.
Typically, patients will experience a flare up for a few years, and then it will go away on its own, with no lasting loss of vision. Most people never know they have Map-Dot-Fingerprint dystrophy, since they do not have any pain or vision loss. If treatment is needed, doctors will try to control the pain associated with the erosions. They may patch the eye to immobilize it, or prescribe lubricating eye drops and ointments. With treatment, these erosions usually heal within days, although periodic flashes of pain may occur for several weeks thereafter. Sometimes a corneal transplant is needed.
There are no known preventive measures for Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy.
If a corneal transplant is required, the patient must wear an eye patch for a certain period of time, which protects the new cornea from injury. Eye drops are required to prevent rejection of the transplant, and full vision recovery may take up to a year