Hi, Dr. Stan,
I really appreciate your help!
My overall vision is relatively alright, except I realize there is more "blurriness" when I read, especially. I am nearsighted, have an astigmatism, (years ago, wore hard contact lenses for about 10 years), quite sensitive to bright lights. My current lenses have the "sunglasses" built in for when I go outside. Also have the graduated bifocals.
Two years ago when I had my last checkup, I was told I had a cataract starting. Haven't had a checkup since. Need to go, I know.
Am concerned that if she says I need a change of lenses (which I feel I do), that if surgery is suggested in the near future, the new lenses of course, will be useless.
So, do I have a change of lenses and hope for the best for a while longer?
I like to READ a lot, am quite a researcher (nutrition and health), and especially in the evening, find it a challenge to focus on fine print. For general - day to day activities, I am still doing well, and have no major challenges.
I would so like you to write me back and tell me of some "new" supplement that would miraculously dissolve this cataract WITHOUT surgery! I am really open to ALTERNATIVE, HOLISTIC, COMPLEMENTARY, non-invasive options.
My cousin recently had cataract surgery and while that was done, also had a new lens implant so his nearsightness was corrected to 20/30. He did have some infection that followed, but now, seems to be glad he did it.
Is that a course of action YOU recommend?
I live in the North Little Rock, Arkansas area and don't know a REALLY good Eye Doctor. Can you recommend one?
It is now almost 3:15pm CT
I had been waiting for a reply from Dr. Stan and after 15 minutes, the email came back and said another "Expert" would be reviewing my question.
It is now almost an hour later and I have not heard back from anyone?
I wish I could hear back from Dr. Stan - WHENEVER he is available again? Is that possible? I will come back later to check my email.
Dr. Stan, should you be able to read this, please email me at: XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Thank you so much.
It is now almost 4 pm.
I have not heard back from anyone, at all.
What do I do now?
I already put the $15 charge on Paypal and have not received any answer?
HELP, justanswer.com ?
Good Morning, Dr. Stan,
First, let me apologize for the delay in replying back to you. This is the first time I have ever used this "justanswer.com" site. I was not sure exactly how, if and when I would hear back from you. Thought I had lost YOU along the way yesterday when a screen came back saying the 15 minutes were up and my question was going out to any other Expert. I really wanted to hear back from you!
Second, I wanted to THANK YOU for doing what many Doctors do not do! You diligently took the TIME to review the alternative option(s) I was seeking. In doing so, perhaps it has enabled you to become more knowledgable in nutritional areas you may not have otherwise reviewed?
At a time in our society, when so many people just want to go to a Doctor and get a hurried prescription or a routine procedure, not having to THINK and possibly alter their lifestyle or consider researching a NATURAL path, without side effects or invasive methods (with their risks), you were wonderful to HEAR me (albeit online!), and choose to research my query.
I pray it has been a blessing to you to perhaps find a jewel somewhere in this exchange of ideas.
Since I have never done this before, was not sure if I hit the "Accept Answer" button, if I would lose all opportunity to communicate with you ever again, so that is the only reason I haven't already done so.
You are WONDERFUL! I am so impressed with your credentials and your depth of skills. Perchance, are you also "open" to more conservative, alternative options than traditional medicine offers?
I was in the Health field,(licensed, registered), a trusting, believing, convicted soul, until I nearly died from a properly prescribed drug. That scary experience caused me to "look outside my box", to prayerfully study, research and uncover SAFER alternatives for my family. Thus, I have not taken prescription drugs in over 15 years now! There ARE many other, lesser traveled paths available for the seeker of truth.
I just wanted to tell you all this because I hope to bless you back for your help to me.
I was very touched when you ended by saying: "GOD BLESS". So, I will just offer this "motherly advise" to such a fine young Doctor as I perceive you to be. Please, Dr. Stan, continue to be the outstanding Healer the Lord has prepared you to be, but if you are not already receptive to LESS "medicine" and MORE seeking Holistic, safe, integrative, natural options in your practice, I pray you will seek those possibilities, as well! You are a "treasure", in progress. I pray God will use you mightily in the days ahead.
May I ask a couple more questions,. please?
1. Regarding your suggestion of GLUTATHIONE, I am amazed!
Only a few months ago, a dear R.N. friend of mine in Orlando, encouraged me to enroll in a company (MAX GXL) that offered a superior form of Glutathione. I did so (to appease my friend), but never ordered the $69 product.
Now that you have brought it back to my recollection again, I was wondering if you would help me to determine WHICH is the superior one to supplement? Can you help me research the BEST one on the market? (I tried to copy/paste you the link to that site, but it does not "paste" here.) Perhaps you can Google MAX GLX and see if you can find it. Sure would appreciate your help here. (Remember, YOU too, will benefit as you enlarge your horizons - outside your box!) What would YOU take?
2. Oh, how I wish you were not so far away from me! I would make an appointment with you in a "heartbeat"! I was wondering if you could assist me to find a very experienced, wise and highly recommended EYE Doctor in the North Little Rock, LIttle Rock, or Hot Springs, Arkansas area? (Zip codes: 72118 or 71913)
I feel sure no one, locally, will compete with YOUR outstanding resume, but IF you were living here, WHO would YOU trust with your precious eyesight? Perhaps you could find some "connections" of your peers and see whose name(s) emerge as highly recommended here?
3. Lastly, what about L Carnosine? Dr. Ward Bond, PhD, Naturopath, said to not only take it orally, but use the Eye DROPS to halt cataracts. Do you have knowledge about L Carnosine Eye Drops?
I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX for your help and advise. Is there any way, in the future, if I ever wanted to contact you again, that I can do so? HOW?
Looking forward to your reply!
May GOD richly bless and keep you in His loving care, dear Dr. Stan.
Whoops.... so sorry. Was going to increase my amount with hoped for answer.