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    Saturday, February 10, 2007

    The Blunted Eye: Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes for my son and his eye. He's two weeks out from the injury now. His eye pressures are back to normal, and the blood has cleared. But he's torn his iris and has developed a post-traumatic cataract.



    He can see well enough from the eye to identify who we are, but he can't read facial expressions. Luckily, he came with two eyes. He goes to the special specialist in a couple of weeks to find out what, if any, repair can be done.
     

    posted by Sydney on 2/10/2007 04:13:00 PM 5 comments

    5 Comments:

    Wow, what a terrible time for you and your son. Good luck to you both.

    On a more constructive note, there is a special contact lens for people with detached irises (like the picture) that suppresses the light coming in from the 'extra' pupil, and usually makes the vision from the eye more normal. Right now he's essentially got two pupils, and is getting two very different images to his retina.

    Your ophthalmologist will probably mention it, but if not you might, as a temporizing thing.

    GruntDoc

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:39 PM  

    WHOA. A 2nd pupil? Really? There's more pupil underneath the iris? Freaky.

    Anyway, Dr. S... I hope your son's eye heals soon. Good luck and keep us updated.

    By Anonymous geena, at 12:22 AM  

    Thanks. He's doing fine. As disabilities go, this is a very mild one. He doesn't notice the problem at all unless he closes his good eye. The worst part for him was the bed rest. We're thankful it was his eye and not his brain.

    By Blogger sydney, at 12:23 PM  

    At cataract surgery the iridodialysis likely can be repaired by with one or 2 sutures. Its a little tricky, though. Good luck.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:03 PM  

    Thats an interesting picture. I can relate to everything your son has been through. I suffered from an impact injury to my eye in april when a capacitor exploded in my face. I had an operation to drain the blood and relieve the pressure in my eye four days later, then the following week I had a second operation to correct a prolapsed iris. Over the last five months the blood hascleared from my eye, but my cornea was badly stained by the blood that its like trying to look through frosted glass. I too have started to develop a cataract due to the trauma my eye suffered.
    I hope things turn out good for your son.
    Ian.
    Oldham, UK.

    By Anonymous Ian, at 5:45 PM  

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