This morning I had an ‘odd’ feeling in my eye and, looking in the mirror, the left third of the eye looked a bit watery. It wasn’t painful and didn’t feel like an infection and I wondered if this might be a ‘flare’ of some sort, so perhaps I should go to the local A & E department. But first I ‘phoned Winchester Rheumatology Advice Line having been given a leaflet about it. That didn’t help much as they had an ansaphone. I left my name and address and am still waiting for them to call back.
I wasn’t keen on driving to the Eye section of Southampton A & E by myself, but didn’t want to drag my husband down there, so was persuaded that I was being over-anxious and let matters rest. Several hours later the eye is normal.
What symptons should I be looking for? Double vision, presumably? Lost or misty sight? Any pain or other odd feeling?
I was diagnosed with GCA in January 2013 and am in the first week of reducing from 11.5mg to 10.5mg by the slow method. I had double vision for the first three weeks or so when I was diagnosed and was told that I had damaged the third cranial nerve (Oculomotor). I had an eye test last month and the optician (Spec Savers), who knew about GCA, said that the optic disc was OK.