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Vision Loss

Discussion in 'Prayer Requests & Praise' started by Reformed, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Reformed

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    I went to the ER Sunday evening after experiencing vision problems in my right eye. The best way I can describe it is that I have an Oreo cookie shaped disc blocking my central vision. It alternates between fuzzy and opaque. I can see around it but not directly ahead, at least not well. When I got to the hospital my blood pressure was extremely high. The attending physician was shocked I didn't have a stroke. Over the next several hours they worked on getting my blood pressure down. They were somewhat successful, but my blood pressure was still high. Yesterday I went to an ophthalmologist and a retina specialist. Both confirmed that I have something called retinal vein occlusion. I also have macular edema in both eyes, although only the right eye is symptomatic. The retina specialist is recommending eye injections with a drug called Avastin. The injections may continue up to one year. The plan is to keep the left eye from becoming symptomatic and preserving sight in my right eye. I am working hard on lowering my blood pressure and losing weight. I have shared this with a few close friend and I am thankful for their prayers. I am now asking for your prayers. Thank you very much.
     
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    You're certainly in my prayers brother.
     
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    You absolutely have my prayers!! My husband experienced vision issues and they thought he had a stroke but it seems his contacts have damaged his corneas but going without them for a few months have restored his sight almost completely. He hates glasses but oh well!!

    I'll be praying that you will be successful in getting your body under control and that God will get your eyesight under His control - well, of course He does but you know what I mean. :)
     
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    A blind man would give everything he owns to regain his sight. Keep your possessions and your sight - change your diet.

    Take a look at Dr. McDougall's work and a couple of documentaries. First, Forks over Knives, and second, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.

    All the best to you.
     
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    Praying for you brother.

    HankD
     
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    Thank you to all who are praying. It is very comforting.
     
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    May God bless and keep you.
     
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