Hi, got sent to opthalmic Dr at hospital with headaches, pain aroung right eye and double vision in right eye. Dr does not know what is causing symptoms but found quote "this is interesting" that I have pigmentation distortion disorder and my pressure in both eyes is 22. He wants me to go back to see him in 6 months. I know nothing about this problem - is there anything I should do/know. Also I was reading about not using a pneumatic drill - well during the last 6 months I have been using a vibro plate - could this have caused the problem ?
I am very familiar with Pigmented Dispursion Syndrome. If this is what you are talking about, which I think it is I have some info. you might want to read. PDS is a disease of the eye that can cause high occular pressure. your pressure is 22 which normal is 12-15 I believe. The disease is a mystery to doctors and what causes it is debatable between 2 different factors. The shape of the eye rubbing against the back area of the eye causing pigment to fall off and clog up the meshwork where fluid drains from the eye causing pressure or defected cells in the pigment which makes the pigment fall off clogging drain causing pressure. This high pressure can cause optic nerve damage which can slowly cause vision loss, over years. A person can have PDS without high pressure. This is not a major concern. When it it accompanied by high pressure it is called PDS with glycoma. Treat PDS with glycoma! It can be serious! I have had this for 25 or more years, I'm 44. i have never experienced your symptoms and I have optic nerve damage. Good luck to you.
Newly diagnosed with Pigmentation distortion disorder
I treated myself to a new pair of glasses frames a few months ago (am near sighted)and since having them, my eyes were so tired and sore and I couldnt focus properly. I thought at first I had become allergic to my eye makeup and stopped using/changed brands. No change so wondered if the lens presription had got muddled at the optician. Vari- focals too so they take some getting used to as well!
Had that checked out but no, so was retested thoroughly and PDS was discovered, plus a huge floater in one eye.Bit of a shock at the possible implications and felt very sorry for myself for day or so.Had never heard of it before but was so pleased that my odd vision wasnt my imagination! My elderly father had glaucoma so I have always known that I was in the possible at risk category.Now have 6 monthly checks at our local hospital and no glaucoma found as yet.
Think its one of those things and luck of the draw- my sister who is 46 has perfect eyesight!
I do find the information I have been given by professionals and what I have found out myself do contradict quite drastically. Think its probably best to steer a sensible middle course and just see what happens. No point in worrying about something that may never happen and I know that if glaucoma is caught an early stage it can be very easily treated and not cause the problems it used to do in the past.
It has made me realise how I take things for granted and how lucky we are that medicine has advanced so much.