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There are many treatment options, depending upon the location, depth, associated astigmatism, remaining thickness of uninvolved corneal stroma and health of the endothelium
can you take a picture of your ulcer scar?
How do I do that?
do you have a digital camera that you can put the photo on your computer desktop?
yes. canon EOS 1d
Ok. Try to take a nice, clear, upclose picture of the lesion and follow these upload directions.
Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.
once I do this... will I need to log in again or how exactly do I send this to Dr. Rick?
just stay on this page and copy/paste the link in the box to this chat box
ok. it'll be about 20 minutes I suppose...
minimize this chat to see your desktop etc
k. I'll hang out.
http://i56.tinypic.com/n52az8.jpg ok here it is...
are you there Dr. Rick
to answer your previous question, I'm live in San Diego...
any recommendations for eye doctors?
I can find you a name but I'll have to go to the American Academy of Ophthalmology website to look up some corneal specialist associates contact information. Let me take a look at your picture....be right back.
Good.. You scar is not in the center. I think that this could be addressed by a few different ways. You could have phototherapeutic keratectomy with a laser, a lamellar keratoplasty to remove the scar and, if all else fails, a corneal transplant.
The good news is that I do believe that your corneal issues can be addressed with modern treatment modalities available.
Not in the center? ok.... just go to the AAO website and look for what exactly?
no. I'll do that for you. I can look them up for you using the members only "find an associate" search function. If you have a minute I'll do it now and be right back
Dr. Sandy Feldman,XXXXX Suite 100, San Diego 92121(NNN) NNN-NNNNis a fellowship trained cornea expert who is well respected at the Academy. Her web site is: clearvieweyes.com
ok! Thank You Dr. Rick...
Have a good holiday!
My pleasure. Best of luck to you....and good picture, by the way.
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Im a photographer, and my close-up lenses are in Las Vegas... so I was hoping that somewhat blurred pic would do...
it was blurry but good enough for what I needed to see.
Like they say: What is in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Guess that means close up lenses too!