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    Hi Sue!

    I have the Opthalmopathy staring in Feb of ’93. By July it had gotten so bad (I was on 120mg prednisone) they decided to do orbital irradiation. I was almost blind and my Ophthalmologist considered it a last resort type of treatment.

    The procedure itself was a piece of cake and by the end of the two weeks I was regaining some vision, mostly noticeable with the return of red color vision.

    I can’t say for sure how much good it really did as I continued with up and down eyesight for another year and half, including bouts of 20/200 vision and of course yo-yoing up and down on that nasty prednisone. I also had a good dose of secondary glaucoma during this.

    Now, almost four years later, my eyes have gone back in on their own quite well and my vision is pretty good. I do have double vision and am scheduled for surgery in a couple of weeks.

    The eyes are still very dry and uncomfortable but don’t limit me too much now.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to email me.