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I happen to know many docs at Kaiser and some in the community. Can you help me sort this out a bit, give me some basic info. Try to work with me and I may be able to help determine if there is hope. If so maybe we can refer him to someone else for a second opinion.
1) When approximately did this occur ?
2) Did he have good vision before? what did he see after? Big E or worse ?
3) What treatments were done and when?
4) did he ever get a second opinion ?
given his history above, my gut feeling is that nothing can be done to IMPROVE vision at this point. My concern is that perhaps he is developed neovascular glaucoma or inflammation that is causing redness and discomfort and this should be evaluated and addressed to try to salvage the eye. It is possible that this eye will lose what little health and function it has. Here is my recommendation. Go to another Kaiser facility for a second opinion. Just ask the Kasier Sunset doc for a referral to a second facility for a second opinion. This is something that they will not have a problem with and that way it does not cost you an arm and a leg. If you want to get an evaluation at a different facility and pay put of pocket I would suggest a visit to USC Doheny or UCLA Jules Stein eye institute. I think the outcome will be the same either way, Dr. Stevens