Tipping Point

To rewind back a little, and to recapitulate the findings prior to the discovery of this shocking diagnosis, I was consistently consulting opthalmologists to seek professional advices on the existence of floaters in my right eye since end of 2011. The clinical diagnosis to my condition was intermediate uveitis but the cause was idiopathic, an unknown cause.

Initially the symptom was under control with the help of prednisolone, but towards the middle of 2013, the debris flared up, the dense floaters blocked my right eye, causing blurriness in vision. My ophthalmologist then referred me to a retinal surgeon to perform a vitrectomy to clear off the debris. However, after seeking a second opinion with the well known professor in Prince Court, the procedure was deemed unnecessary but an MRI orbit was requested.

In my mind, I was thinking


Anyhow, I proceeded with the scan and commented:


My first experience with MRI was quite pleasant, as the only thing I had to do was just to lie on the patient table, without any contrast injection and will be automatically pushed into the high-tech magnetic resonance imaging machine for screening. It was just like a forty minutes afternoon nap with annoying loud noises throughout the examination. At times, the noises were like alarm clock ringing, fire alarm echoing, and when you hear some weird noises and thought the scan is ending, you may be wrong. The only hint is that of hearing voices of radiologists saying it’s done.

The image of the MRI scan turned out rather surprisingly with an unexpected finding of a lesion on my right parietal lobe of the brain, which require further investigation. My eyes were perfectly fine. After having found the lesion in the brain, it was entirely out of an ophthalmologist’s scope to pursue further, hence she referred me to the neurosurgeon. At that point of time, based on her vast experience, from the result of the scan, the preliminary prognosis was Primary CNS Lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Imagine a healthy and active being, with no hereditary issue of any cancerous relatives, neither do I portray any other symptoms, being said to have cancer? How could that possibly be! Who could have imagined that?

Do you know that eye problem can relate to any kind of serious health conditions deep down in some parts of your body? Do read this up if you are interested to find out more.


p/s: It is advisable to do a periodic eye screening with a trained ophthalmologist once in a while.


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