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Are you completely blind in that eye, as is not able to see any light what so ever?
Just an aside.....you only have one good eye left. Do not let yourself run out of any of your glaucoma drops. Not taking your azopt will cause the pressure to go up some
yes i can not see any light
Well, in that case, there are alternatives to glaucoma surgery on a blind, painful eye.
Has your doctor discussed any of these with you?
what will surgery do?
Ok. The most cosmetically acceptable surgery is evisceration. This is where the contents of the globe, along with the cornea is removed and a silicone ball is placed in the remaining scleral shell. After healing has occurred an ocularist can make you an artificial eye shell that looks just like your normal eye. Since the muscles that move the eye are still attached to the scleral shell, this artificial eye can have movement.
This will stop your pain and give you the best cosmetic result.
I know i can't afford this what can i do to stop the pain . will this affect my right eye?
The next surgery is enucleation, where the entire eyeball is removed after detaching the muscles from the globe. A volume filler, many times an hydroxyapatitie ball wrapped in donor sclera is placed in your orbits and the muscles are attached to this implant. After healing a artificial eye, made by an ocularist, can be attached to this ball and it, too, will move with your other eye somewhat
It should have no affect on your right eye.
Is there any chance of my regaing my sight back
The easiest treatment is to inject a mix of lidocaine and 100% ethanol behind your eye. This will kill all the nerves and the pain will go away. You, most likely, will not be able to move the eye or open that eyelid.
From what you have told me, the loss of vision being from end stage glaucoma with pressures still in the high 60's? No. Sorry about that.
This means the dr. will not be able to help me and it would be a waste of money and time?
Are you having nausea with the high pressures along with the pain?
how much longer until you can get on medicare?
That is a long time to be in pain.
You could try the shot behind the eye. It would be inexpensive and it would work.
yes. Thank you for your help. you were very helpful.
My pleasure. I wish you the best of luck.
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