Hi all -
Had my annual vision and medical eye exams yesterday. Need a new prescription after one year--I'm guessing due to the diabetes diagnosis. Thankfully no diabetic retinopathy (which my mom has), no glaucoma. I hate that visual field test! My cataracts are maintaining/haven't grown. Mom had her cataracts removed last year and has had several surgeries on her retina for leakage. My grandmother had cataracts and glaucoma, but no blindness.
However, my iritis is reoccurring--becoming chronic due to the rheumatoid arthritis. So more prednisone drops--not good for the diabetes. Anyone else battling this issue with RA of the eye? Have you found any relief other than the prednisone drops?
My ophthalmologist said the iritis would be worse if I wasn't already on a maintenance dose of prednisone for my RA, but the prednisone is not good for the diabetes. Always a catch 22.