Thursday, December 2, 2010


So a couple weeks ago I went to the eye doctor.  I hadn't been there in 3 years and I had had the wrong perscription since day one :P The first thing they did was test the pressure in my eyes.  The woman did it three times because she thougtht she was getting the wrong reading, when I asked her what was wrong she said it was high.  I asked her if that was glaucoma, she said high pressure could be caused by a lot of things, but yes.  I told her that my mother has glaucoma, and she immediately looked worried and told me that isn't good and to definately tell the doctor that.  I went through the eye exam and figured out my eyes had improved quite a bit since my last visit 3 years ago.  He said it could be because my brain grew and such. . .maybe it was just because we got the wrong numbers last time, but I have a new perscription coming.  I asked him about the pressure thing and reminded him that my mother has glaucoma and he told me that next year, if my pressure is still high they will do more tests.  :-/ I'm not really stressing about it because I have a year before I know and I know stressing isn't going to make anything better, but the doctor said that its very rare for someone my age to have glaucoma and I wonder if I'm going to go blind earlier or have it worse because I'm so young. . .THANKS MOM For those of you that don't know, glaucoma is an eye disease that leads to loss of perripheral vision and then blindness.  On the upside-in a few states you can get medicinal marijuana.  :P

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