Calcuim build-up

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Calcuim build-up

Unread post by TeresaE » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:57 pm

Hi everyone - Last time I went to my eye Dr he mentioned that I have calcuim build-up in my blind eye. You can actually see a bit of it as white dot on my eye - it also makes my eye look "washed out".
My Dr. said that my eye will need to have the calcuim 'scraped' off.! I asked how this is done and as per usual he didn't answer me.
Has anyone had this done or knows how this is done. The sound of it didn't sound nice. My eye is so sensitive now and it makes me very nervous. (I think it is the scaping aspect of the conversation). ha ha :?



Unread post by caribe » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:43 am

Dear Teresa:
I've had calcium build up in my cornea for years.
My eye has that washed out look you mention.
But since my blind eye was too ill with glaucoma, the calcium build up had never given me any trouble.
I have what they call a band keratopathy,"a condition of the front surface of the cornea in which calcium was being deposited in the tissue injured by the poor blood supply to the eye".
Now I am in pain, and the pain is due to the calcium flakes breaking loose.
I will travel to Miami next monday to get the calcium removed with a chemical scrub called EDTA at the BPEI. My doc says it's not that painful and that my eye will heal in a couple of days.
I have no idea what it will be like and I am a little bit nervous...
But be sure that I will tell you all about it as soon as I have the procedure done.
Hugs from the mexican caribbean... :)


Unread post by TeresaE » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:03 am

Thanks so much for that Ursula - I can't wait to hear about it when you return. Good luck and I hope it is all ok. I will have a look at the proceedure you mentioned on the net to see if I can find any information.

In the meantime take care and let me know how you got on.



Unread post by riverdog » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:09 pm

Gayle (my wife) had a rare disease that blinded her left eye and led to it's removal. Part of the process trying to save it was several "scrapings" of her cornea in an attempt to remove the parasites that were infecting it. The scraping was done with a razor blade type instument and was just as it sounds - a scraping of the corneal surface taking off the outer layers. It was done after numbing drops were administered and was not that painful according to her - but not pain free.

You will do fine - we are thinking of you.



Unread post by Tina » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:16 pm

I wish you the best of luck Teresa! I hope all goes well for when you have this procedure.

Good luck Ursula for next Monday!


Unread post by penny » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:59 am

Hi Teresa,

I have calcium build up also in my eye. I was told I could have it removed and that they would do it with laser. I have not had it done though so I can't tell you what it is like.



Unread post by caribe » Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:03 pm

I am so thrilled.
I can not believe that in this forum of extremely experienced people on the eye scene, it seems that I will be the first to get the calcium build-up removed from my eye.
I will take notes and make a full report!



Unread post by TeresaE » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:01 pm

Fantastic Ursula - can't wait to hear all the details (I hope). ha ha. Good luck - I will be thinking of you!!!!



Unread post by Wkdangel22 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:44 pm

Hmmm I used to get blurryness in my 'good' eye and my specialist, after several eye tests and scans deduced that I had a large calcium build up behind my good eye ... he said that it isn't a problem and although rare it is harmless!

Is it though?


Unread post by TeresaE » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:00 pm

hmmm - I think it is something I would keep a check on - I think it can be reduced and disolved or scraped - but that is from the front of the eye.??? Will be interesting to see what Ursula says and experiences. Keep tuned.....

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