Author Topic: Eye problems  (Read 486 times)

eck

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Eye problems
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:18:32 pm »
A friend I ride with fairly often has been suffering from eye problems, which seem to me to be normal hay-fever symptoms. However, she has just reported back that the "Doc reckons its a build up of fluid because of the distance and bending over".
Eh? I'm minded to suggest she gets a second opinion.  ???
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hellymedic

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Re: Eye problems
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 12:53:06 pm »
I really don't know enough to comment because this is all so third hand.
I've been a member of Audax UK for 20 years and not heard of unusual eye problems in long-distance cyclists. (Trouble with contact lenses, sleep deprivation and foreign bodies are entirely 'usual' IMO.)
I think, as you do, your friend should see someone who knows about eyes.

A high street optometrist/optician can at least examine eyes thoroughly and check the eyes for high pressure (glaucoma).
Don't mess with eyes!

Some hospitals have an Eye Casualty service, though somme of these require referral from another party.