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Hi, I have severe glaucoma , I have noticed my eyesite is

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I have severe glaucoma , I have noticed my eyesite is getting worse

I have noticed that if I drink alcohol the next day they are worse

Also its getting diffulcult to go tescos (supermarket as the bright lights i cant see anything)

I really want to get better are there any special glasses?

I take azgar in the day and xaltin at night

IS there anything they can do to make my eyesite better?

I know they say no but what about in other coutries
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. The chat system is not working today but we use this system to answer your question.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok so how does this work?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Just like that.....you type, I type.....

What drop do you use during the day? Also, are you being treated by an ophthalmologist (MD) for your glaucoma or an optometrist?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes i am seeing london eye hospital i have an appoitment in november however they have not been very helpful, I have savings and am interested in anything I can do to get my eyesite back I have spoken to some specialists who say that it is possible to improve my site but i dont know

I have drops in the day and at night
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Are you being treated at Moorfield's?

Do you know how much damage your optic nerve has had already. This is usually described as a cup to disk ratio, such as .3 etc. Do you know this number or how much visual field loss you have?

What is your current eye pressure on your medicines? How does your ophthalmologist feel about this pressure? Does she want it lower?

I am in the USA.....
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Looks like we lost contact. I am still available if you would like to continue working on your question.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hi yes seemed to of lost you for a while

 

I dont know how much vision I have lost I know my fields test was awful

 

Moorfields eye hospital told me I can have an operation they will drill a hole in my eye to relase pressure

 

I am going to go for the op to stop further damage however I was hoping that there was a way to get some vision back

 

I have noticed my reading vision has suffered badly i can hardly read a message on my phone now

 

I am 28 and its so scary

 

Does alcohol have any effect with glaucoma are there anything I should be taking to help slow the process

 

Please let me know I have neally £50,000 in savings and I really want to know if there are any nerve treatments to get some eyesite back

 

Please let me know asap

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Sorry about the technical problems...at least we are back online.

Just for your information, Moorfield's eye hospital in one of the best eye hospitals in the entire world....you will be getting state-of-the-art treatment by some of the best glaucoma doc's on the planet there.

That being said, I'm sorry to report that once vision has been lost to glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve) it can never be regained. Alcohol in moderation will not hurt things but I would avoid getting falling down drunk a lot.....That isn't good for anything, let alone glaucoma :(

There is a lot of research on glaucoma, nerve damage from glaucoma, nerve protection etc. Moorfield's probably has their pulse on the latest and greatest research being done worldwide on this topic. Right now, however, there isn't anything out there to repair damage that has already occurred.

The best thing you can do to slow the process of vision loss and even to stop it, is to use your drops as directed, don't smoke, and work with your doctors to keep your eye pressure within the target pressure set for you. The surgery you are going to have will, hopefully, lower your pressure even farther then it is right now and, perhaps, you will even be able to use less drops.

There, truly, nowhere better in the world to have your glaucoma treated then where you are right now. If I lived in the UK and not in the USA it is were I would go for my eye care.

Does this make sense to you?


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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming eye surgery. If you have a chance, drop me a note on this thread and let me know how things went and how you are doing.
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