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corneal abrasion

The Eyeball Situation Becomes Diabetes-Related.

Healthcare By May 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

The initial cause:  a rogue fingernail attached to a cute baby The recurring issue:  repeated corneal tearing The reason for the repeats:  diabetes The original eyeball issue came up seven years ago, when Birdy was about nine months old and she unwittingly scraped her thumbnail against my right eye, ripping off a small shred of my epithelium layer.  This was pretty…

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Eye Quit.

No Diabetes By February 22, 2017 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

It’s like a patch of horrible road rash that you don’t bandage and instead throw the itchiest wool sweater over, then roll around in pine needles.  All day long.  Every time you blink. This pretty much sums up what recurring corneal erosion feels like. Friday night, I felt the twitchy, horribly familiar symptoms associated with an eye tear – the…

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Eye Love San Diego

Diabetes Complications, Diabetic Mommy By June 28, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

Back at the beginning of May, the Bird took a swipe at my left eyeball with her little birdie talon, ripping off a nice, solid chunk of my cornea and leaving me in some serious pain.  It was a rough couple of days, especially because Chris was away for the week on business, but my family and friends pitched in to help…

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