As I have previously stated, I’m currently seeing a Glaucoma Specialist due to treatment complications when I was initially diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. I’m very fortunate I did not lose my vision. Today’s appointment was a follow-up from September, when I was put on eye drops in my right eye, to reduce pressue caused by dexamethasone – a steroid I take as part of my chemo treatment.
I arrived at my eye specialist and after a little while my name was called. When I went in, his assistant checked my vision with an eye chart, then he gave me a Slit Lamp exam using a Slit Lamp Biomicroscope to look in my eyes, before checking my eye pressure.
I’m happy to report that my eye pressure has decreased:
Left eye – 17
Right eye – 13
September (put on eye drops)
Left eye – 21
Right eye – 25
Left eye – 16
Right eye – 14
I will continue to use Latanoprost eye drops for my right eye and I’m staying positive that my eye pressure will be in the low teens when I have my next appointment in 2014.
Just to give a recap, I am living with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). Since February 2013, I have been on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, which are weekly in-hospital injections, in addition to a variety of other pills I take to supplement my chemo treatment. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on my blog.