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    I'm not posting this for sympathy, all of us have had bad luck.
    I guess I want to praise my eye Dr. He had to diagnose my eyes which defied conventional diagnosis.
    The spectre of losing your vision gives you pause for thought, to say the least.
    I want to give a shout out to David G. who I asked for a time consuming quote for a boat. I then told him to suspend the project and he was more than gracious especially considering the time he had invested in the project.
    Health is a precious thing.
    Last edited by Autonomous; 05-16-2021 at 10:51 PM.
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    Default Re: Shingles - Both Eyes

    Recovery underway? Losing sight is not a pleasant thought.

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    Bilateral herpes zoster is very uncommon, and you were very unlucky to have it in both eyes.
    Good luck with treatment.

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    We are making progress on it. I have to be aware of triggers and stresses which can cause flareups. UV light is the worst. Where can you get high exposure? In boats...
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
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    At least you're living in the land of relatively low UV...especially in winter

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    Good point about PNW winters. My timing is off though.
    Southern hemisphere?
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
    ♦ George Orwell

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    There is always the night when our ancestors crossed oceans steering by the stars .
    The truth is out there somewhere , generally right in front of us

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Autonomous. My wife had a shingles infection in her eyes several years ago, and was in the hospital on IV antiviral meds for a week. It has to be treated aggressively.
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    Thanks, there were some complications but I'm better.
    The whole UV exposure thing has me reconsidering boating. I want to build or have built a twin mast sail-n-oar boat but that is on hold.
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
    ♦ George Orwell

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    Get well soon! Try to keep a positive outlook and all that.
    I had that stuff on my face, but thankfully it didn't get into my eyes. My beard hides most of the scars.
    You'll heal, I'm sure. I understand that shingles can't cause you to loose vision, but can lead to an eye infection which can.

    I bet you know that (found out the hard way?) and are on medication.

    Again, good luck, and I'm sure you'll be fine in time. As to a double sticker for sail and oar, here is one of my favorites!




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    There is very good polarized UV blocking eye protection out there. My b.i.l. (the doc) wears them always when on the boat.

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    edit: I just now bought a new pair (amazon) and this tragic story has reminded me to get my shingles booster vaccination - asap...
    Last edited by Canoeyawl; 05-25-2021 at 04:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etdbob View Post
    I understand that shingles can't cause you to loose vision, but can lead to an eye infection which can.
    Per my Dr. it can cause loss of vision through scarring but I'm not sure of the mechanism.
    I'm doing much better and not wearing dark glasses in the house any more.
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
    ♦ George Orwell

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    You are on the mend, excellent!!

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    While teaching third grade, one of my students got shingles into her eye. Saw her a few years later, and it was cleared up and didn't bother anymore, but it was not fun for that young girl. Take care and follow instructions.
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    Glad you are improving, Canoeyawl.

    Here's the scoop from Harvard on how shingles can cause vision loss: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/...-2021012721792

    Everybody please remember to get your vaccinations.
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    Sounds like improvement is happening. Here's hoping for the best possible outcome!
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    Sympathies going out for anything to do with shingles. Had a case of it that put me out of commission all last summer, had what's called "neurogenic bladder", the most painful thing I've ever been through, and it left me with a wasted left leg that feels fine but its 20% smaller than the right and 50% weaker. I'm on immunosuppresant drugs so I have to assume that was what let it run wild like it did. Good luck and a steady recovery.

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    Thanks everyone. The outcome looks (sorry) good.
    earling2, damn. Will your leg get stronger?
    ​​♦ During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
    ♦ The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it
    ♦ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
    ♦ George Orwell

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    Good to hear that you are recovering. My wife's brother had shingles of the face and one eye. So severe he had to miss our daughter's wedding two years ago. Broke his heart.
    The good news is that he recovered with no loss of eyesight.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    Glad you are improving, Canoeyawl.

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    Not me, I am fine...
    I had my vaccination years ago and only require a booster now

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