Gloucoma specialist appointment: Eye pressure levels normal

viagra 60mg on Flickr”>Humphrey Machine Visual Field TestJune 2012: Humphrey Machine Visual Field Test

Originally when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, more about I was given pamidronate to help my bones remain strong as part of my pre-bone marrow transplant treatment. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood plasma located in bone marrow, meaning that cancer can cause my bones to break or result in bone pain. I had a bad reaction, contracted ocular inflammation, and ended up being treated by my Glaucoma Specialist.

High eye pressure makes glaucoma more likely, so it is important that my eye pressure remains normal. Thankfully, the procedure to check my eye pressure (called ocular tonometry), showed my eye pressure levels to be normal. My left eye was 18, my right eye was 19. The backs of my eyes were also examined without any problems being shown. When I have chemo next year, I expect the dexamethasone will cause elevated eye pressure, requiring eye drops to lower them.

Due to the variety of eye issues I’ve had, my Specialist ordered a Humphrey Visual Field Test right after (e.g. a number of years ago I had a stroke in my visual cortex caused by TTP, a rare blood disorder). Basically I sit down in a chair with a clicker and when I see a light flash or move in my periphery I will press the clicker. Each eye was tested. The entire procedure took 20-25 minutes. I will be contacted if the test shows any problems with my eyes.

I love photography and use it for my mental and physical health. I haven’t taken many photos since my macbookpro died during the summer though. You can view my pictures on Pinterest.

Spanning the FraserMay 2014: Canada Line Fraser River Bridge

About tyfn

From December 2019 I've been on Darzalex (daratumumab) IV chemo with Velcade (Bortezomib) injection chemo + dexamethasone. Have Multiple Myeloma + anemia, a rare incurable cancer of the immune system. Life goal: To spread awareness about Multiple Myeloma through my self-portraits. UBC MSc Grad.
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