Map-dot-fingerprint

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Nan, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Nan

    Nan Guest

    I finally (after 50 years) got a title for my blurry and itchy and
    sometimes painful eyes. Since my first glasses I've been told "did you
    know you had scratches on your cornea?" with every exam.
    Since I have Type 2 diabetes, I get checked twice a year and - except
    for the "scratches" - my eyes were fine until about a year ago when the
    vision became increasingly blurry and sometimes painful. New doctor
    gave me a diagnosis and I checked NEI. Sounds as tho it is someting I
    have to chalk up to age 77 and live with - with lots of soothing drops
    and gels.
    Any suggestions? Anyone else with experience of this?
    Nan in L.A.
     
    Nan, Apr 25, 2005
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  2. Nan

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    There are potential treatments (all painful), such as corneal
    debridement, or diamond keratectomy, or PTK with a laser. You should
    see a corneal specialist.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Apr 25, 2005
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  3. Nan

    bfrey Guest

    Nan,
    I also have map-dot-fingerprint with many blisters. Last December
    the corneal specialist inserted puntal plugs in the lower lids only.
    The precedure was painless and covered by my insurance. I've had
    immense relief, even over the winter months when my eyes used to be at
    their worst. I've barely had to use any drops or ointments since
    having the plugs inserted. Beverly
     
    bfrey, Apr 25, 2005
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