Month: September 2013

This is what IRITIS Looks Like

IF you ever wondered what IRITIS Looks Like, It is like this (see the photo):

"My Eye on Iritis!" Day 3 Iritis, 19 APR 2013, IMG_0915, EDIT E, NJN667. Copyright by Me.

“My Eye on Iritis!”
Day 3 Iritis, 19 APR 2013, IMG_0915, EDIT E, NJN667.
Copyright by Me.

I sit here and ponder life.

Well, being that I have Iritis AGAIN, for the umpteenth time, I am not even supposed to be at the computer:  I don’t make a very good patient.

I guess I feel obligated to share any information I can with other people who suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), because one of the possible complications you may face during your life’s struggles with AS, is dealing with eye problems, which seem to go together with AS.

First, if you are new to AS, you can find a lot of information about this Spondyloarthopathy disease at the American College of Rheumatology , or, from the Spondylitis Association of America !  Both are great resources for AS information.

Second, if you are new to having AS, and you have never had Iritis before, you need to be VERY AWARE of your symptoms, because if left untreated, Iritis can lead to blindness.

The main reason I go through the PAIN of taking photos of my affected eyeball is so that anyone coming to my blog for Iritis information will be able to see what an eyeball with Iritis can look like.

THUS, if your eye looks like mine (in the photo above), and you also have some or all the following symptoms, you may have Iritis:

  1. Eye feels “heavy”.
  2. Eye looks bloodshot.
  3. When you close your eyelid and touch around the eye, it is painful to the touch (even the smallest bit of pressure).
  4. Photo-phobia:  Very sensitive to light – especially sunlight (light causes pain).
  5. Looking at things close-up is very painful.
  6. Throbbing pain in the eye.
  7. If the affected eyeball’s pupil is smaller than the non-affected eye – THIS IS SERIOUS ALREADY – GET MEDICAL HELP NOW!

Symptoms can change rapidly (for the worse) with Iritis:

By day number three, this time, my iris was stuck (inflamed badly).   Thus, in number 7 (above), when the pupil does not get bigger, smaller, or change at all in different lighting conditions, then your iritis is very bad already and you need medical help.

In medical terminology, here is some information from iritis.org:

Iritis is inflammation predominantly located in the iris of the eye. Inflammation in the iris is more correctly classified as anterior uveitis.  The ciliary body can also be inflamed and this would then be called iridocyclitis.  When the iris is inflamed, white blood cells (leukocytes) are shed into the anterior chamber of the eye where they can be observed on slit lamp examination floating in the convection currents of the aqueous humor. These cells can be counted and form the basis for rating the degree of inflammation.  [Source:  http://www.iritis.org/index.php ]

In short, it is ‘like’ Arthritis of the Eye.

So, I am here pondering life.  In addition, if you are having an Iritis flare-up, then you should stay away from the computer as much as possible.  IF you need to be at the computer, then be disciplined:  Work for one hour and then rest for an hour.  If you do not rest your eyes, the condition can last longer, and you may develop Iritis in the other eye (the “good” eye)…this has happened to me before so I know it is true.

It is time to get away from the computer.  I’ll have more Art Photography posted here soon:  I have started a new Abstract series and I am enthusiastically hoping to show it here…when the eyeball permits.

 

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DRIED LEAVES FROZEN IN ICY BLUE ROCK, V8, Edit C

Title: "DRIED LEAVES FROZEN IN ICY BLUE ROCK, V8, Edit C." Genre: Abstract Photography. Standard Copyright: © Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved. Sales Gallery Link: http://www.imagekind.com/DRIED-LEAVES-FROZEN-IN-ICY-BLUE-ROCK-V-Edit-C-art?IMID=7207cdf8-c367-4a85-bb1b-6f331abb59fb

Title: “DRIED LEAVES FROZEN IN ICY BLUE ROCK, V8, Edit C.”
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New Wedding Photography Book Published ~ Zaheer & Zafirah

Candid Portrait ~ Zahidah. © 2013 Nawfal Johnson. Penang, Malaysia.

Candid Portrait ~ Zahidah (the Sister of the Bride).
© 2013 Nawfal Johnson.
Penang, Malaysia.

A Moment ~ Mother and Daughter. © 2013 Nawfal Johnson. Penang, Malaysia.

A Moment ~ Mother and Daughter.
© 2013 Nawfal Johnson.
Penang, Malaysia.

Zaheer and Zafirah Wedding. © 2013 Nawfal Johnson. Penang, Malaysia.

Zaheer and Zafirah Wedding.
© 2013 Nawfal Johnson.
Penang, Malaysia.

Zafirah in B&W.  © 2013 Nawfal Johnson. Penang, Malaysia.

Zafirah in B&W.
© 2013 Nawfal Johnson.
Penang, Malaysia.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

This is the wedding ceremony photography book (the cover artwork).  This wedding took place in Subang (basically, Kuala Lumpur).

ZAHEER & ZAFIRAH WEDDING BOOK. © 2013 Nawfal Johnson. Penang, Malaysia.

ZAHEER & ZAFIRAH WEDDING BOOK.
© 2013 Nawfal Johnson.
Penang, Malaysia.

 

Tranquility Bay, v.3, Edit C, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

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Monument Mountain, V4, Edit E, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Monument Mountain, V4, Edit E, by Nawfal Johnson Nur

Title: “Monument Mountain, V.4, Edit E.”
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The Gorge v3 Edit C by Nawfal Johnson Nur

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GRAFFITI on an Alien World, v.12, Edit E,” by Nawfal Johnson Nur

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Title: “GRAFFITI ON AN ALIEN WORLD, v12, Edit E.”
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SHELL, No. 13, Edit C

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SHELL, No. 12, Edit C by Nawfal Johnson

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SHELL, No. 10, Edit B

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SHELL, No. 8, Edit B, SHELLS & SANDSTONE by Nawfal Johnson

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PENANG TREES, 2008-04-15, Variation 2 (2013), Edit D

PENANG TREES, 2008-04-15, Variation 2 (2013), Edit D

Title: “PENANG TREES, 2008-04-15, Variation 2 (2013), Edit D.”
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I just took another left-hand turn here and I’m posting one of my PENANG TREES images. Well, I guess anything can happen nowadays, including the way I post images: I see something that I want to work on and it happens, even if it means interrupting what I was doing already.

SHELL, No. 6, Edit C

SHELL, No. 6, Edit C

Title: “SHELL, No. 6, Edit C.”
Series: SHELLS & SANDSTONE.
Creation / Edit Years: 2010 / 2013.
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