I was diagnosed with corneal dystrophy and band keratopathy at age 12. I'm 34 now, and it has advanced quite a bit. My opthamologist says I'll need a cornea transplant within 5 years. I haven't found anything on this site or any other naturopathic source regarding this illness. Other than this, I'm very healthy. Does anyone have any knowledge on the subject? Thank you so much for this site! It has helped my family on several occasions!
New York, Ny
I have scoured this site and get bits and pieces of things to try but I am hoping Ted and this great online community can advise me on a direct plan of action for my problem.
I have reoccurring corneal ulcers. The symptoms are itchy red irritated/painful eye, watery and runny eye, very sensitive to light, feels like there is a sharp shard of glass in the eye, at times very blurred vision in the affected eye. I use a corticosteroid drop to treat each outbreak but they always come back. They always come back in the opposite eye. They never reoccur in the same eye. It's always in the same spot on either eye but it always appears in one eye then the other. I believe it is the Herpes Zoster (shingles) virus causing this. I never had this problem until I dated a guy who would have massive irritations in his eyes that he said reoccurred in his eye but he never went to the doctor just lived through it until it subsided. Looking back I think this is what he had and passed it along to me. Now I have this chronic problem. I would like to treat it and get rid of it for good. I bought an ultrasonic nebulizer and thought I'd like to put 3% H2O2 and treat myself 2 times per day because ingesting H2O2 made me so nauseated. I have read that H2O2 is a great treatment to rid the body of nasty viral and bacterial infections. I am just unsure of how to dose myself with the nebulizer treatments. Not to mention it is hard on my throat, makes me cough and I end up needing a puff of ventolin after inhaling as it affects my breathing but am desperate so I push through these adverse symptoms. The corticosteroid drops the doctor prescribed scare me because I have heard they affect the natural immune system of the eye leaving them open to many other problems. I have also noticed the vision in my eyes getting worse with the continued outbreaks and drop treatments for this condition.
Ted/Community can you give me a plan of action to treat this corneal ulcer problem? Please be clear on the amounts and names of the items I will need to get, along with full names and not acronym letters abbreviating them as I am not up on the shortened lingo used here on the site as some of you might be. I'm sure this will help others with my same problem in the future. I thank you in advance and wish you all well.
Calgary, Alberta Canada