Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Do you take any medicine or have any medical problems?
If you close your other eye, tell me more about your vision. Can you see anything at all?
How long has this been going on?
I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
I thank you to this point Dr Rick
I am afraid the NHS is a little like McDonalds you can have it with or without fries but nothing that is not on the menu.
I guess my next step is a private consultation as my vision in my right eye is now diminissing but thankfully at the moment my left eye is still relatively clear. What I understand about poor night vision is that it may get worse and there is nothing out there that will help. I do take supplements to help but I guess I have done well these last nearly forty years with type 1 diabetes to still have healthy kidneys nerves and just background diabetic retinopathy. Thanks again Dr Rick.
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Hi I have an appointment with my consultant with whom I have in the past found very helpful (although have had to do this privately). I am now thinking it is Retinal Ischemia as I have also arterial disease (hardening of the media of the arteries due to inherited Monckenberg's Sclerosis. I will keep you posted if this is ok.
Hi I went to a private eye consultant and he took my eye pressures and the left one was 24 (a little high) and the right one was 43!
I was booked for a precautionary Peripheral iridotomy but it had been put back. The consultant Mr Kumar started me on Dorzolamide/Timolol twice a day in the right eye and Latanoprost in both eyes at night, also Acetazolmide tablets twice a day.
This was on the Wednesday. I then had my Peripheral iridotomy the following Tuesday on my right eye. I was then taken off the tablet but given Fluorometholone drops for the right eye four times a day, This I kept up for four days but they were making me feel real bad. I have now also stopped taking the Dorzolamide/Timolol twice a day in the right eye as Mr Kumar said I should not need it now and it would be useful to come off so when I am assessed next Wednesday things will be more clear. At least I have lost some weight over this although I am not too overweight I have put on a few pounds due to being on the change.
Thanks for asking. Shall I tell you what happens at the assessment?
Mr Kumar is amazing of course. He trained the elderly opthamologist who has lazered my eye but this is an over simplification of my eye conditions. I have lost some sight in my right eye. This has happened before and has cleared but not this time. I am just hoping it is a cataract in the making because there is some hope there. As regards hugs I guess now I am now 54 and have been type 1 diabetic for nearly forty years there are lots of consultants deserve a hug including you my dear Dr Rick. x
But it is not an instant fix for my poor lazy weak right eye so am going to take great interest in my next assessment.
Hi I have had the lazer treatment and my right eye is still recovering hope to have full recovery but not sure.
Thank you for your support.