This was me last week wearing my pirate eye patch to protect my left eye whilst gardening!
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Oh aye, eye and more of I!
My left eye is currently healing – l can at least as of today start to open and close the eye itself without extreme discomfort. I hate things happening to my eyes because l tend to be hypersensitive around there – l know most people are, but l am extremely so – it sometimes when younger took four people to hold me in place just to put eyedrops in and l had been known in my teens to lash out if people got too close to my eyeballs. Even today l can’t have eyedrops of any kind.
I don’t quite know what happened or how the injury actually occured – it wasn’t a snag from a branch, or a tear, or anything like that – it wasn’t down to some obstruction on the eyeball or just under the lid, there was no spot or infection or boil it was a clear eye before all of this … except l was suffering in both eyes a mild mold spore allergy and l did have a painful welt on that eyelid – it was painful to the touch.
I was bathing my eyes on a healthy regular basis, applying an aloe vera gel around them and generally everything was seemingly okay apart from pain in my eyes and my left eye specifically. One day last week l had a shower and suddenly everything went blurry [in my left eye] …. and suddenly l had a full on crater in my eyelid – it was that simple – bloodloss was minimal but present and from a small hardly visible welt on the lid l had a huge crater that now nearly ten days on l believe will now leave a noticeable scar!
Why do l look so odd in the second photo like a death mask? Because l have this double chin ha ha and one of the exercises to reduce it apparently is to place your tongue at the top of your mouth. That aside you can see the injury itself taken the after my shower incident.
Because of the very position of the hole it has made my life these last few days very uncomfortable and unpleasant and has put me into the position especially with the heat, the dust and the mold spores of having to trial out different approaches of eye protection such as the pirate patch which was a nightmare to the face shield of yesterday which was better than the eye patch but sweated your soul away to hell!
However as said, today is the first day that l have been able to open my left eye properly and not had blurred vision because of the damage to the eyelid. Although l still can’t open my left eye wide. But at least l can read properly again as the blurred vision was disabling that function quite significantly.
Has anyone else experienced a problem like this where upon an invisible uninfected welt has suddenly exploded with no prompting and left you with not just a hole but a potential scar? Was this perhaps an extreme allergic reaction to something? Was it, is it a stress related condition?
Let me know below, thanks.
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