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    Kimmie Kay
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      I am hoping to find someone who also has Ocular Melanoma that can help me thru this!

      I went to my eye Dr on July 26, 2012 to have him check a "shadow" that had developed in my right eye,

      He saw "something" and immediately sent me to a retina specialist who would "see me as soon as I could get there"

      Within 5 hours of getting out of bed that morning I had a diagnosis of melanoma..inside my eyeball! 4 days later, I am at the Universityof Cincinnati being scheduled for radiation plaque therapy.

      I am hoping to find someone who also has Ocular Melanoma that can help me thru this!

      I went to my eye Dr on July 26, 2012 to have him check a "shadow" that had developed in my right eye,

      He saw "something" and immediately sent me to a retina specialist who would "see me as soon as I could get there"

      Within 5 hours of getting out of bed that morning I had a diagnosis of melanoma..inside my eyeball! 4 days later, I am at the Universityof Cincinnati being scheduled for radiation plaque therapy.

      My "official" diagnosis after biopsy and having the raditation implanted for 5 days is "Ciliochoroidal melanoma" that was 16.5mm acrossand 8mm thick. 

      I am now legally blind in that eye and have a cataract beginning to cover the lense.  The Dr said the cataract can't be removed for 3-6 months. Has anyone here been thru this? Will my sight ever return?  While I am extremely thankfull that the treatment is working to shrink the tumor, I make my living driving a school bus! Obviously, I can't return to work with only one eye and am afraid I am going to use up all of my sick leave before the cataract can be removed.

      Can anyone help me? 

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