Doctor finds Ebola virus in his eye


SIGHT FOR GOOD. DR. IAN CROZIER JOINS ME TONIGHT. AND SO DR. CROZIER, YOUR STORY SIN CREDIBLE. A LONG AFTER YOU WERE DECLARED EBOLA FREE DID YOU REALIZE THERE WAS A PROBLEM FROM YOUR VISION. >>AS I EMERGING AND WENT HOME TO PHOENIX TO REHABILITATE THERE WERE OTHER THINGS HIGHER ON THE FOOD CHAIN. I WAS STRUGGLING TO LEARN TO WALK AGAIN AND TRYING TO GET STRONGER AND HAVING INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN AND HAVING MINIMAL EYE SYMPTOMS. IT WAS A REPORT THAT I HEARD FROM SURVIVED WHERE I WAS TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS THAT WERE HAVING AN UNEXPECTED HIGH EVIDENCE OF EYE SYMPTOMS THAT CAUSED ME TO PAY ATTENTION TO MILD BURNING AND LIGHT SENSITIVITY IN MY EYES AND OUT OF THAT CAME MY FIRST INTERACTION WITH EMORY OPHTHALMOLOGY IN ATLANTA. >>AND HOW SOON AFTER THAT DID THEY LEARN IT WAS STILL IN YOUR BLOOD. >>I HAD A BASE SHRINE EXAMINATION IN NOVEMBER — A BASELINE EXAMINATION IN NOVEMBER AND I DID HAVE SOME HYPER PIGMENTED SCARS THAT LOOKED LIKE SOME FOOTPRINTS OF AN EXAMINATION PROCESS AND THEN I DEVELOPED EYE SYMPTOMS. >>THEY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAD EBOLA IN YOUR EYE. I KNOW IT TOOK THE DOCTORS BY SURPRISE. HAD THEY ANY IDEA THAT THAT WAS EVEN POSSIBLE?>>WHILE WE THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE WHAT WEIGH CUL AN IMMUNE RELATED EBOLA COMPLICATION, WE CERTAINLY DIDN’T THINK IT WAS ACTIVE TO A REPLICATING VIRUS IN THE EYE, I UNDERSTAND THER– TH UNDERSTAND. >>AND I UNDERSTAND THERE WAS A MOTION YOU WOKE UP AND YOU UNDERSTOOD YOUR EYE WAS GREEN. >>I BEGAN TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH VISUAL ACCRUITY AND AS MY SIGHT STARTED TO GO BAD IT BECAME CLEAR THIS WAS A DIFFERENT ANIMAL AND IT WAS AGGRESSIVE AND WHATEVER WAS UNLEASHED IN MY EYE AND WAS NOT GOING AWAY QUICKLY AND ONE MORNING I WOKE UP AND REALIZE MD BLUE EYE HAD TURNED BRIGHT GREEN AND THIS WAS A SURPRISE. >>THE IDEA THAT EBOLA STILL EXISTED IN YOUR EYE, DID THAT MEAN THAT YOUR EYE WAS CONTAGIOUS, THAT TEARS OR SOMETHING FROM THAT EYE COULD HAVE SPREAD THE VIRUS?>>I WAS IMMEDIATELY CONCERNED THAT I HAD BEEN — OR I WAS AT RISK OF TRANSMITTING TO FAMILY MEMBERS AND TO FRIENDS AND SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT, AS WE TALK ABOUT THIS SHOCKING FINDING, THAT MY TEAR FLUID AND THE OUTSIDE OF THE EYE, SPECIMENS WERE NEGATIVE, COMPLETELY NEGATIVE FOR EBOLA BEFORE AND AFTER THIS PROCEDURE.>>SO HOW ARE YOUR EYES NOW? AND IS THE EBOLA GONE FROM THE INSIDE?>>IN ADDITION TO THE COLOR CHANGE, I LOST PRESSURE IN MY EYE, MY EYE BEGAN GETTING SOFTER AND LOSING THE ARCHITECTURE, AND SO BY THE TIME I FLEW BACK TO PHOENIX, IT WAS LIKE LOOKING THROUGH A BLOCK OF CHEESE, TO BE HONEST. AND THERE WAS A DEVELOPMENT OF A DENSE INFLAMMATORY DEBRIS, OBSTRUCTION. AND SO AS STEVIE, MY OPTHOMOLOGIST PEERED INTO MY EYE, HE COULDN’T SEE THROUGH THE BACK OF MY EYE AND I PEERED OUT THROUGH THE RETINA AND COULDN’T SEE STEVE. EVENTUALLY, THAT DETACHED FROM THE RETINA AND I COULD USE MY EXTRAOCKULAR MUSCLES TO MOVE THE OBSTRUCTION AROUND AND FIND A PORTAL THROUGH WHICH I COULD SEE QUITE WELL AND NOW IT IS BACK TO — IT IS NOT BACK TO BASELINE COMPLETELY BUT OEFRP THE MONTH THAT HAS INCREASED. >>IT IS EXTRAORDINARY. BUT IN TERMS OF THE PRESENCE OF EBOLA, DOES THAT MEAN IT IS GONE?>>THE ONLY WAY TO TELL IT IS GONE IS TO PUT A NEEDLE BACK INTO THE EYE AND THAT COMES WITH RISKS ESPECIALLY WHEN THE EYE IS AT A LOW PRESSURE AND AT THERE POINT WE’VE DECIDED NOT TO RETAP AND VERIFY BUT THAT MAY COME DOWN THE ROAD. >>WHAT IS THE MESSAGE IN ALL OF THIS? OBVIOUSLY IT SHOWS HOW LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE AFTER THEY ARE DECLARED EBOLA-FREE BECAUSE FOR SO LONG IT WAS A DEATH SENTENCE AND STILL IS IN MANY PARS OF THE WORLD BUT FOR YOU WHAT IS THE TAKEAWAY FOR YOU IS THIS?>>THERE IS AN EMERGING PROBLEM FOR THE SPECTRUM BUT THERE ARE PATIENTS WHO DEVELOP SEVERE COMPLICATIONS AND GOING BLIND. AND YOU CAN IMAGINE AN EBOLA SURVIVOR WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THE PERSONAL HELL IN THE VILLAGES WHO HAVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SIBLINGS AND IN A LONELIER HELL AND THEN TO FACE THE TRAGEDY

12 comments

  1. The CDC fails to tell that ebola victims who survive still have the potential to infect others through semen and bodily secretions

  2. 80% of doctors are fu**ing idiots.
    80% of doctors would have said it was an infected eyelash and here are some antibiotics.

  3. SICKNESS WAS USED BEFORE AS AN AGENT…FIRST, SECOND, BIAFRA,VIETNAM,COREA ETC.ETC. IT SHOULD NOT BE DISCARDED AS A POSSIBILITY !!!!! WHERE IT STARTED IS A START, WHO CONTROLS IT ALSO….

  4. SO EBOLA VIRUS STILL IN HIS EYES?

    LMAO. THIS IS JUST CONSPIRACY NEWS. EBOLA IN HIS EYES? LMAO.

    HOWEVER……I TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

    THIS WILL BE THE EXCUSE TO SCAN EVERYONE'S EYES TO SAVE IT INTO A DATA BASE .THAT MAKES MORE SENSE TO ME.

    DON'T BE DECEIVED. THEY NEED TO SCAN YOUR EYES.

  5. what a convenient opportunity to promote "Mandatory vaccines staring you right in the eye". And in "Ebola Green". His eyes appear the same color on screen and his left iris is slightly more dilated than his right eye

  6. Typical stoic doctor, lol!  Diffuses the entire lousy experience.  At least he refocused the story back to the cause he really wants to promote.

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