Hiding Behind A Head Tilt
Erica Hilton
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Hi Erica,

My name is Tara and I’m a 21 year old young woman who’s had uveitis since I was six. I am honestly in awe of how similar our situations are. My left eye also droops due to steroid usage, and it’s gotten to the point where other people notice it besides me. I do the head-tilt in every selfie or picture in general, and always try to find the best angle that makes it less noticable. I’ve become self-conscious of it. It’s the only external marker of my uveitis and vision loss in that eye; otherwise, I’d look “normal.” I just want to thank you for writing this. Sometimes I feel so alone and that no one understands this disease and the way it can impact a person, since it’s so rare. Thank you for showing me and reminding me that there is beauty in this.

Best,

Tara

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