A couple of weeks ago, my dad started having problems with his eyes...just thought they were dry. When they weren't getting any better he went to a doctor, then to a specialist. They told him that he had a viral infection in his eyes...they thought it was shingles coming out in his eyes. I guess shingles can manifest themselves anywhere. He said it felt like sand paper. His vision is very cloudy - he cannot read, watch TV or drive. He tries to watch tv and says if he focuses on something then it isn't so bad but if he looks at something else or looks away and looks back it is all cloudy again.
To make a long story short he has been going in every couple days to get shots in his eyes, taking medication, and doing eyedrops. Finally today there has been some progress. The doctors say that they are clearing up, the pus spots have turned from milky white to dull grey. Still doesn't sound pleasant. He will go back on Friday and hopefully get some more good news. When the infection is all cleared up they will check to see if any damage is done and if there is he will need laser surgery. Hopefully it won't come to that.
Please pray for him...I can't imagine not being able to see clearly enough to do anything. Pray that there is no damage as well. Thank you!
Here he is with my girls - K loves
Update: Dad went to the doctor again and they said it was clearing up. He can tell a difference too...he is able to see a little better. Another shot it each eye and he goes back to the doc on Wednesday. Thanks for your prayers...keep on praying.
Latest Update: His eyes are continuing to get better...more shots (Ugh!)...next appointment is Monday...