OK, it isn't new. I seem to play this game every once in awhile. It always very educational; I've come to appreciate doctors who are upfront enough to say, "Uh, dunno; let's try this, but if it doesn't work, call me ASAP and we'll try something else." Guess what: there aren't many doctors who will actually do this. Shocked? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Today's doc is one of the good ones this way. He did every basic diagnostic test he could do in the office. While I never enjoy having a couple of these tests done, he was able to eliminate the following:
- obvious infection
- corneal problems
- iris problems
- glaucoma (not that this was likely!)
- retinal detachment
- nerve damage (again, not likely)
- tear duct problems
- lens problems ("Wow, you really are nearsighted!" Huh.)
- general tracking and vision loss
(I was going to link to some photos of what my eyes look like in the morning, but the photos I found on Google when I searched "Conjunctivitis" made me nauseous, so nevermind. Suffice to say that it's not a look most people are going for nowadays!)
My own self-diagnosis says that the situation is exacerbated by the long hours I spend staring at a computer screen every day: between work and home, I'm probably in front of a computer for 10-12 hours a day. So in the interest of testing this theory semi-scientificially (hah), I probably won't be around much for the rest of the week. My apologies if I don't get back to you in Blogland or elsewhere for awhile. It's going to suck.