Well, I attended my appointment with the optician yesterday afternoon and it seems that I have a Chalazion which is a stye on the inside of my lower eyelid near the tear gland. It's made me look as if I have a black eye and has given me a daily headache as well as a painful eye. The optician did the puffer eye pressure test, as well as looking into both eyes through the machine. He then dropped orange dye into both eyes for a closer look and pressed into the area around both eyes to feel for any more lumps, thankfully none. He also turned my upper lids inside out to look at them. This was not an easy job as I am extremely squeamish about eyes! 👀 I had to keep apologising for pulling back! He said I can use Golden Eye Ointment, which has a bit of anti-biotic in, to reduce infection but that hot compresses will help. He also said that if it worsens dramatically to go straight to A & E. I sincerely hope it doesn't come to that 😨 All in all, I felt I had had a thorough examination and he didn't charge me although he mentioned on the way out that they do NHS eye tests...hint, hint! When I got home I realised that I had orange Panda eyes from the dye!! Luckily I didn't have to use the bus....😏
I can't believe it's the last day of the year.... although good riddance to 2022, I say....
Happy New Year to you all
May it be happy, healthy, and safe