Una adolescente, a punto de quedarse ciega tras tratarse el acné con un antibiótico
Noticias Cuatro03/04/201819:57 h.
Emma O'Mahoney casi pierde la vista con 15 años tras tomarse un medicamento para tratar el acné. Los primeros síntomas no hacían presagiar el desenlace y, cuando a la chica se le difuminó la vista, los médicos detectaron que "estaba a un día de quedarse completamente ciega". Numerosas operaciones y mucho trabajo están mejorando su estado, aunque sigue luchando por recuperarse.
For those who don't know the story of my eyes, here it is. 🙈🙈🙈 This time last year, I lost a good amount of my eyesight. The reason I decided to finally tell my "story" on social media is bc I know there are a lot of unanswered questions and if you see me walking around town with a cane, I don't want you to freak out. Long story short, last year I had a reaction to some medication that caused spinal fluid to build up in my brain, swelling my optic nerve, causing me to loose a lot of my eyesight. When I was admitted to the hospital, they told me I was a day way from being completely blind. Thanks to Riley's ophthalmology, neurology, and Neurosurgical teams, I was able to gain a good amount of eyesight back over the past year with the help of surgery and heavy medication. So what can I see? I have a lack of peripheral vision, lovely blind spots that like to dance around my eyes, I'm blind in the lower half of my left eye, all straight lines are wavy, and I do have night blindness. Even though my vision kinda sucks, I'm so so grateful for what I have. I'm finishing my senior year online with the help of technology provided by Voc. Rehab. over the summer, and will be attending college for theatre with an emphasis in social justice in the fall of 2018. I'm not posting this for people to feel sorry for me, bc guys, I'm really fine. I just wanted to give an honest update on my life, something I've always neglected to do on social media. So that's all!
Una publicación compartida de Emma O'Mahoney 🍯 (@emmamyhoney) el Oct 16, 2017 at 12:43 PDT