Hello! My husband found this discussion and I am here because I am facing an eye evisceration now. It was this statement that really got me: "I had RA from an early age….too many steroids over a long period of time before the RA burned itself out. Steroids led to chronic glaucoma and uveitis which led to years of eye problems which finally led to this day. I have other medical issues to so that makes things a little more difficult." Me too! I've had juvenile RA since the age of 3, I'm 57 now. Lost the vision in my right eye 10 years ago due to glaucoma secondary to uveitis and longstanding steroid treatments. I'm really nervous about another surgery since I've had so many on my joints, including a neck fusion.
How did your procedure go? Forgive me if I missed that in this discussion because I am legally blind. Were you able to have it done outpatient? What about local vs. general anesthesia? Any complications? How is it living with that eye now? I'm really hoping to hear back from you because we seem to have much in common. Thanks for any input or advice you can offer!!