Chris Uggen's Blog: glaucoma

Monday, April 20, 2009


well, the eye doctor gave me a glaucoma diagnosis today. i've mentioned my eye problems here before, so i figured i might as well report the latest for my friends and family.

there are more tests to be done and i'm not in the later stages, so i shouldn't be going blind anytime soon. and, i'm honestly a little relieved to learn why i've been having so much trouble seeing and working. my grandmother had glaucoma, so i sort of know the drill. i'll be exploring all sorts of treatments with lasers and eye drops this summer, though i'll likely steer clear of the tetrahydrocannabinol.


At 8:25 PM, Blogger tina said...

That sucks, Chris. I'm sorry to hear this.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger brayden said...

Wow, Chris, that isn't good news. I hope all goes well with the treatments.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger timna said...

Sorry to hear this.
To what extent can it be cured or mitigated?

At 11:21 AM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

thanks, friends -- it is still very early and the doc expects no big changes for some time. thanks to facebook, i've already gotten some very helpful advice from friends who've been down a similar path. i'm already feeling better/(or, at least, less freaked out) about it.


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