Tuesday, July 15, 2014
An unusual blog for me but one that I thought I would pass on . I have glaucoma which I had an op for in 1992. I have been on the same eye drops since then. In that time I have had on bottle a mouth and not thought anything of it.
18 month ago I was advised to take it in both eyes as there was field of view problem in the other eye the one that had the op. This I duly did up until two weeks ago, no problem.
Then three Sundays ago I started to feel "light headed" after I sat down and got up, I was ok all the time I was moving around. This went on and I decided to take my BP. I then go ta shock it was 105 over 42.
It took me another day to figure out what was happening. The eye drops are a Beater Blockers and this all started when I opened an new bottle. I took another look at the bottle and it was different to the ones that I had been having.
The bottle has a seal which is broken by screwing the top closed, this punches a hole in the top. This bottle was missing the seal. The top was not stopped from punching a bigger hole in the top, so the medication was running out like a tap.
I have been to the chemist and found out that it was fault manufactured bottle. The new one is ok and all is back to normal.
Something to look out for and not be taken for granted, but we all do it.