Not urgent, I would wait for an answer from Ophthalmologist
Dr.James/ for days.
I am a 77 Year old male, having had a mild stroke on my left that left mainly
a buzz in my left arm and hand that tends to cramp if I am not taking the small
amount of Cyclobenzaprin. Otherwise I am on prophylactic medications to prevent
an other stroke. I am also taking Finasteride and Flowmax to control unwanted urges
to urinate. Otherwise I am in decent health and have no sugar or elevated blood
I understand your previous words that I have to get a Pupil Dilation type of exam
to test the lens
in my eye(s).
It is the right eye where the optometrist
is suspecting the cataracts
. She is a young
graduate working part time with Costco Wholesale box store's optical department.
1., I would like to have an expert opinion. Should I search out and
get referred to a Ophthalmologist.
2., Is there any reason to make a cataract ripen as it was customary years ago.
3., I repair small antique watches and it is suddenly harder for me to focus with my
loupe, hence I want to get it over soon if I can.
4., Just about the time the symptoms of cloudy vision appeared, I started to have
muscle cramps from the Statin drug I was taking and changed over to 1Gr./day
Niaspan (Niacin). Could the Niaspan create the cataracts?
I will have some questions another time as to the type of lens to look for.
Gerald Hunter, Calgary, Canada