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I poked my eyes.. *poke poke poke*


I had the scare of my lives last week. (and still have it, will explain that later.) I was on a working trip to Lahad Datu, Sabah and was waiting for the connecting flight to Lahad Datu from Kota Kinabalu at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). As usual I would spend my 4 hours waiting time hanging at the McD outlet. Yes, because of the free wifi connection hehe.

I was busy tweeting, logging on Facebook, checking mails, looking at drawings and suddenly I noticed that something was wrong with my vision. I saw things in double, shadowy and a little bit blur. I looked closer at the netbook monitor and then looked at the texts of a novel I brought.

All the texts on the monitor and book were shadowy and a little bit blur. The texts expanded, became double and mashed up together. Hey this is kinda cool! So I thought. When I looked at things at a distance, also same thing happened. Double vision, shadowy and a little bit blur.

I didn’t think much of that, I thought probably I just had less sleep and bit tired from the partying the during the weekend. And I always rub my eyes due to the stupid allergic reaction that I have, which always leave me with itchy eyes and stuffy nose. But the next day I came back to Miri, the problem with my vision persisted. It was getting worst in the afternoon, I felt really uncomfortable and annoyed so I took the evening off and went to see the company panel doctor.

He said my left eye seems like was infected with a certain type of conjunctivitis which I forgot the term and my right eye no problem but couldn’t explain the problem with my vision so he put me for an appointment with a visiting eye specialist on the next day.

To cut it short, I went for the check up on the next day, with the eye specialist dropping all kind of funny liquids in my eyes and using all funny gadgets to peek into my eyes. Oopss did he see through my soul?? Eyes are the windows to the soul, to phrase a famous saying

The eye specialist also found no problem with my eyes. The words he used ‘no big problem’ (in Mandarin) which I instantly asked ‘means have ’small’ problem?’ and he laughed. “No, no problem at all. Are you diabetic? Do you have any family member with diabetes? One of the possible explanation for sudden change or deterioration of vision is diabetes”.

Which I replied ‘No. I don’t have any family member with diabetes. I just did a medical checkup last month and my sugar level is fine.” He then checked my medical checkup report and confirmed that. In the end, he just gave me 2 bottles of eye drop and asked me to use those, and come back if the problem persists.

The bad news is, yes it persists. Last night and this morning, it was okay in the sense it was getting better. But, after lunch time today, the blurness and double , shadowy vision came back. I’m typing this post with my new found vision. It’s kinda weird to do so LOL! In future if this continues, I may need to find an speech to text software for me to blog and I may need to ditch my Tweets, FB etc, probably spare you guys from reading the craps I wrote. I hear anyone sighing for relief?

I’m going to keep using the prescriptions and monitor the condition. Let’s hope it’s just a temporary thing, due to watching too much porn and reading too much craps on the internet. Told you it’s hazardous to do so.

I’ll just end this post with a song, I dedicate to myself. One of my all time favourite song, Puddle of Mudd - Blurry. You guys take care

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6 Responses to “I poked my eyes.. *poke poke poke*”

  1. taukey wrote on Sep 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

    could it mean that you might need to use spectacles or glasses? hmm…might want to check that out.

    hopefully you’ll be fine

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  2. doremi wrote on Sep 9, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    aiyoh..your mother never told you not to play too much with that thing ah?

    can go blind one ah…hehe..

    p/s: maybe this might help..

    Vision changes and problems can be caused by many different conditions:

    * Presbyopia — difficulty focusing on objects that are close. Often becomes noticeable in your early to mid 40s.
    * Cataracts — cloudiness over the eye’s lens, causing poor nighttime vision, halos around lights, and sensitivity to glare. Daytime vision is eventually affected. Common in the elderly.
    * Glaucoma — increased pressure in the eye, causing poor night vision, blind spots, and loss of vision to either side. A major cause of blindness. Glaucoma can happen gradually or suddenly — if sudden, it’s a medical emergency.
    * Diabetic retinopathy — this complication of diabetes can lead to bleeding into the retina. Another common cause of blindness.
    * Macular degeneration — loss of central vision, blurred vision (especially while reading), distorted vision (like seeing wavy lines), and colors appearing faded. The most common cause of blindness in people over age 60.
    * Eye infection, inflammation, or injury.
    * Floaters — tiny particles drifting across the eye. Although often brief and harmless, they may be a sign of retinal detachment.
    * Retinal detachment — symptoms include floaters, flashes of light across your visual field, or a sensation of a shade or curtain hanging on one side of your visual field.
    * Optic neuritis — inflammation of the optic nerve from infection or multiple sclerosis. You may have pain when you move your eye or touch it through the eyelid.
    * Stroke or TIA.
    * Brain tumor.
    * Bleeding into the eye.
    * Temporal arteritis — inflammation of an artery in the brain that supplies blood to the optic nerve.
    * Migraine headaches — spots of light, halos, or zigzag patterns are common symptoms prior to the start of the headache. An ophthalmic migraine is when you have only visual symptoms without a headache.

    Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors (temporary and reversible blurring of vision), and many medications.

    Medications that can affect vision include antihistamines, anticholinergics, digitalis derivatives (temporary), some high blood pressure pills (guanethidine, reserpine, and thiazide diuretics), indomethacin, phenothiazines (like Compazine for nausea, Thorazine and Stelazine for schizophrenia), medications for malaria, ethambutol (for tuberculosis), and many others.

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  3. haritz wrote on Sep 11, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    sakit mata macam jenis yer ,yang aku tahu kalau sakit mata mmg leceh lah

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  4. Yin Hoon wrote on Sep 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Hey, hope you’ll get better soon!

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  5. kaioucat wrote on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Dude, how’s the eye? Hope it’s all well now.

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    bongkersz Reply:

    @kaioucat, not so bad now.. only at times when i look at the electronic lights for too long 😉 thanks for asking.

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