Ryan went to an appointment yesterday to a cornea specialist. He developed a white area, about the size of a thumb tack, over each pupil despite constant lubrication and drops. It almost looked like he developed cataracts.
As it turns out, Ryan’s cornea — in both eyes — was eroding due to excessive dryness. He simply wasn’t making complete blinks. If it continued he would eventually lose vision and be susceptible to infections.
The prognosis is he will recover over time, but the scarred area will need repaired. It’s likely his vision is foggy, assuming he can see otherwise. Treatment will be to continue ointments and drops, and also add “humidity chambers”. Humidity chambers are really nothing more that glorified swim goggles.
Ryan is scheduled for a follow-up appoint in two weeks to check the improvement.