Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Ok. I've reviewed our prior conversation
Dr. Rick -
btw - attached are two links that Ihave found that have information on Photophobia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photophobia http://www.causeof.org/sensitivity.htm
General ophthalmologists can diagnose the vast majority of issues that cause photophobia. Really, any Board Certified general eye MD will do. They would then be able to refer to you a sub specialist (retina, cornea etc) if needed.
Thanks for the link but after almost 20 years of practicing ophthalmology I think I could write those articles lol!
I think our chat is acting up again........If I don't see something from you soon I'll switch to Q&A and we can continue there, even though it is slower. Right now my system just shows that you are bouncing in and out of the chat room.....I think it is stuck....
Understand - just wanted to indicate what information I had found in terms of information specific to Photophobia. So, am I correct to understand that Specialists are defined by the specific structure of the eye on specializes in. So, cornea, rentina, etc. If that is how a Specialist is defined does it make sense that there is no Specialist for Photophobia since it does not appear to directly linked to a specific structure of the eye
Ok...got that post....
Yes and no. You are correct in that eye specialists are sometimes listed by the specific part of the eye they do: Retina, Cornea. But then there are ones that treat a type of disease: Glaucoma, Pediatric, Neuro-ophth..... Photophobia is a general symptom that is found in a wide range of conditions...hence no specialist.
Drat. The chat just crashed. I'm switching to Q&A see you there...I hope :)
Based on my research it listed out a wide range of possible causes of Light Sensitivity so I can see how this would be difficult to determine the cause. Given the wide range of possible causes I believe what you are saying is that finding the best Opthamalogist would be the way to go. I did not like the answer from one of my MDs which was essentially "nothing can be done". Would think there would be a systematic way to go through the list and eliminate possible causes to narrow in on options to treat. Anyway - was just thinking that there would be a center / MD that may specialize / have gotten results in treating this. So, would you suggest going to an Opthamaolgist in Dr. Tu's group or any other center that may offer best hope to treat this - thanks