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    I had a friend that had eye problems from being around feral birds. Can't remember the name of the condition, but it was a actual parasite (wormlike) that attacked the central portion of his retinas. He lost a significant portion of his central vision. Hope this is a lead. Also, he didn't handle the birds, the infection came from exposure to excrement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvalab View Post
    Any chance you would remember a name of a condition or cause???
    Pigeons excrement commonly contains a fungal organism called Cryptococcus neoformans. It can affect people's eyes, but typically in the immunosuppressed; however, it would be worth putting it on the list to ask your doc.

    http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/cryptococcosis-neoformans/

    http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/FastFac...coccosis_F.pdf


    Hope this helps.
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    Yes, jecartag and txgold--that seems like something to check out. Thankyou.
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    You are welcome. Prayers sent your way for doctors wisdom, treatment, and quick healing!
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    I've tried to block this thread from my mind after reading about EdA's mother having shingles on her eye, it sounds so horrible I am having nightmares about it.

    But I was just reading about spondyloarthritis and the article mentions that a lot of people with it also develop uveitis.

    So I thought I would give it a mention here, in case it helps, even though I may now reexperience nightmares about blistered eyeballs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    I've tried to block this thread from my mind after reading about EdA's mother having shingles on her eye, it sounds so horrible I am having nightmares about it.

    But I was just reading about spondyloarthritis and the article mentions that a lot of people with it also develop uveitis.

    So I thought I would give it a mention here, in case it helps, even though I may now reexperience nightmares about blistered eyeballs.
    Thanks for risking it, Mitty.
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    At work whenever blood gets splattered in my eye I wake up the next morning with painful, yucky, goopy eyes and have to put drops in them to clear them up. Are you maybe rubbing your eyes with hands that have contacted blood? I hope you find the cause. Eyes are pretty important body parts.

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