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I didn't realize that the site had been broken for me......Here I am. :-)
Hi. Welcome to the chat room. How can I help you today?
For followup questions will I be charged again, as I have to click on accept to get out of your site?
On this page, if you click on accept, you will be charged the amount you said you were willing to pay for an answer. My screen shows in dollars so I'm not sure what you listed as pounds.
You should, however, be able to just close your browser, thereby closing out of the just answer website, without paying. I believe after a bit your deposit is refunded to you.....but I'm not sure how that part works.
I'm just a worker bee....the don't let me play with the money or anything important ;-)
I already paid your fee plus bonus and you said follow up questions were free of charge
That is correct.....I think that the problem we are having is because the question that I answered, and you paid and gave me a bonus for, was locked. Usually free follow up is done on the original thread. But, we can talk on this thread as far as I'm concerned, just don't hit accept, I won't be paid and you won't be charged again.......at least that is how I think it works.....
What would you like to do?
it is just to keep you informed not a question Would you be interested? Will information be private? I have not been asked on the site to request this, so I am wary !!! I had to press accept last night to get out of the site, when I asked you questions but got no reply I'm afraid!!
yes. I would very much like to learn how things turn out. It would be private. Sorry about last night...I never got your question.....the system must be infected with gremlins ;)
You can just close your browser to get out of the site tonight.....not to worry.
In any event there is no way for anyone to know your real name by reading answers on this site....everything is given a code name. Right now you are listed as "jacustomer-d6ck37n3 Ever had anyone around town call you by that name? lol!
Is lol an american term? what does this mean?
it is an internet thing. It means "laugh out loud"
Thanks!!! Told registrar what you said.She was very pleased. Item almost gone Laser today.too. Appt for 3 weeks hence just to check all is well
Alright! Very good news. Glad to hear that the doctor in training is willing to take advice from an experienced retina doc....even if he is on the internet!
Take care and let me know how things progress. Have a great day.
I will indeed keep you posted, as they say here in N Ireland
Ok. Take care.
I do not have a membership plan, as stated on my screen tonight.I remember you saying that you would tell the bosses to cancel this and that I would pay as I go I await hearing from you please. Thanking you in anticipation
Sorry to have to trouble you with non medical problems, but I was at a loss about who to contact. I will do as you suggest. Thanks again for your help
I still have small white broken circles going around in my eye and some black floaters. Is this still alright? They told me at hospital a week ago, that it was a sign that it was getting better and perfectly normal?
I hope to visit the eye clinic soon and wonder if I should ask the registrar if by letting the laser beam slip up and down there had been any damage done or am I not giving it enough time? It will soon be three weeks since the last laser treatment. . My eyesight is slightly blurred and not as clear as the right one is. What should I say? This event may not have anything to do with the blurring at all?
I saw the registrar at the eye clinic today and passed on your best regards XXXXX XXXXX sends her very best regards XXXXX XXXXX too!
I mentioned the slip of the laser and she said every thing was alright and nothing was amiss! I told her that I could read the chart to almost the botXXXXX XXXXXne, when I started going to the clinic, but now I could just read to the fourth line from the bottom as my sight was not so sharp as it was. She then said I had developed a cataract and she says this can happen sometimes..As far as I know I did not have this, when I started the laser. She has made an appointment at my local hospital, for six weks hence, to attend the eye clinic. Would this have formed because of the laser treatment, maybe that is what she meant? You may remember I told you recently, that my eyesight was a bit blurred and not as good as my right eye. She then said before I left her, that I had very good eyesight. She wears glasses and had to put in her contact lenses the first time she did the laser Perhaps it will be good again when the cataract is removed. What do you think please? Mervyn
She said it had almost gone, but said she would give me a few short blasts of laser in the general area, as she called it When I went into her room from the bright corridor, I told her that I had a white circle or flash, but she did not make any comment . As you said it will just take time!
Thanks again for all your help and reassurance over these last weeks, which has been very much appreciated.
I will keep in touch, should I have any more concerns, hopefully not and I will contact you later, after the appointment about the cataract, should I need any advice
Rick, I enclose a second bonus of £10.00 sterling, for your excellent work. Please let me know if this goes to your account alright, albeit in American dollars?
Thanks once again for your help and reassurance. I will contact you again should I have any further concerns, but hopefully not! I have an appointment regarding the cataract, in five weeks time, at my local hospital. I will contact you after this. Can it be done at the Outpatients clinic, or would I have to be an inpatient in the hospital? Mervyn
Thank you once again!
Thank you so much for your reply last night. Sorry I was unable to answer, but it was around 2.30 am here, so I was in bed asleep!.Thanks once again for your reassurance. Should I have any more questions, before I attend the outpatients, at the hospital in Belfast, I will be in touch with you. Hope you are keeping well. Mervyn.
Thanks once again for your reassurance and I will certainly contact you again when Mr Best contacts me with the results. I may have to call over to the local outpatients clinicand I will ask him for a copy of the report to scan to you
I have an appointment at 8pm this evening with a client of my own, I am an accountant in practice, so if you wish to send me a reply, I will answer you later. I should be back around 10pm - 4pm your time.
Hope you are keeping well.
Last time I was in contact with you and was waiting for your reply, a notice came up that my question was now open to all doctors and did I wish to avail of their services?. Maybe you would like to inform the "powers that be" as we say here in Ireland, meaning the bosses, that I only wish to deal with yourself, as you are familiar with my case. Or maybe this a general notice that appears sporadically, with no one specific in mind? Thanks very much. Incidentally, I have not yet heard of an appointment being set up, to advise me of the results of the scan on my retina and the cataract, which the doctor had told me previously, when she did the laser treatment I will be in touch with you, when I see the doctor. It is 12 noon here, so I am sure you are fast asleep in Wisconsin!
Thanks very much indeed for your reply, which is very much appreciated .I cetainly will keep in touch! Mervyn.
Last time we talked was on 28 July and I still do not have any results of my retina scan, but when I do I will be in touch with you. The reason I write tonight and I hope you will not object to me asking you. as it is not eye related but I value your opinion. I phoned my local; hospital and a nurse, when I told her my story, said everything would be fine to distribute and the bug is only passed only with hand contact. I was in Killarney Co Kerry on holiday staying at a farm guesthouse 300 miles from here and according to the lady of the house, a lady had stayed there the previous week and she was very sick and did not even come to the breakfast table. I had stayed two nights and then at 1am I was sick and vomited, or threw up, on and off till about 2am. I then learned from a lady at the breakfast table the next morning, that her husband had been sick too around the same time and was unable to eat breakfast. This couple were actually from Long Island, N York. My question is this . I bought to distribute, 10 sealed bags of sweets or candies, about 1/2 pound in each amd also hand wipes in a sealed packet for my 92 year old aunt and the sweets being for other elderly and sick relatives and also friends who are teenagers .If you thought that this "bug" if that is what it was, could be transferred, as I had kept some of the packets in a drawer in my room, I would gladly dump the lot no matter about the cost. The Landlady of the house did not tell me about the lady being sick, until the other man and I were sick. I am sorry, but this is a bit long winded I look forward to hearing from you when you have time and I do value your opinion.Kind regards
So sorry, but I was in bed last night, when your email came through, but
I now wish to thank you most sincerely, for your very kind reply, to my non eye related question, regarding the distribution of the sweets. You certainly put my mind at rest, so I have started giving them out already! Regarding my retina scan, when I eventually get a result, I will be in contact with you again.
Very best regards.
I have finally received an appointment, for Monday 5th November, 2012, at my local hospital. I can only assume that it is in connection with the retina scan, taken months ago. I will be in touch with you, once I know the results.The white broken circles seem a bit less pronounced now, going from light to dark.
Hope you are keeping well
I just typed you a message but it disappeared!Here I go again
I visiteed the eye clinic this morning and was told that two blood vessels had grown againn and that I would need more laser. They also said that the cataract needed removed to let them see what was going on there, said the consultant. It says on the consent form which I signed, that procedure is for left cataract extraction and implant What does this mean please? The intended benefits are to improve vision. There is a heading for serious or frequently occurring risks as follows:
infection, inflammation,bleeding, partial loss of vision,1:100 complete loss of vision, worsening diabetic retinopathy, guarded prognosis, further surgery. It's to be done bylocal anaesthesia What does this mean please?
I realise that is a lot to digest, but look forward to your opinion, if the treatment is alright. I said to the doctor that I would get it done, as it is not going to improve any on it's own! There is a risk to every operation I suppose
Thank you for your explanations and reassurance. Can you please tell me how the cataract formed and why the right eye is alright. I asked the consultant once if the right eye would have cataract eventually but all he said was that it was alright so far. In other words it it inevitable? I was able to read to the botXXXXX XXXXXne of the chart and only to the 4th line with the left eye today, but about a year and a half or so ago, I could read the chart to the botXXXXX XXXXXne with the left eye as well. Is there any way that the natural lens can be retained and be cleaned up for want of a better word? Will the laser treatment on the two blood vessels be done before the cataract removal.? The consultant said that there was scar tissue at the back of my eye . I thought that was alright and that it helped to prevent further recurrence of the bad blood vessels I there anything I can do to prevent this recurrence again?
I look forward to hearing from you
Hello again Rick
Thanks yet again for your advice and reassurance. I tried three times to bring up the website you kindly gave me, for the video of the cataract surgery, but a notice comes up each time, saying there is nothing listed. Maybe it is not available in Northern Ireland?. I will maybe try again tomorrow evening,or maybe you have another site I could try please, as it is approaching midnight and I am off to bed.!
Thank you for the email.
Believe it or not there is a full page spread in The Daily Mail today which is a UK daily newspaer, about the advantages and disadvantages of cataract surgery. If you would like to try the website Dailymail.com you may be able to bring it up to enable you to read it on page 49. The main topics are as follows
Monofocal lens which is a traditional lens that corrects one vision length only. Free on NHS but costs £2-4000 privately More if laser used
Multifocal lens with ring which incorporates distance and near vision lenses in one Not available on NHS Cost £2-4000 not including laser option
Accommodating lens that mimics the eye muscle moving backwards and forwards Says this is better than multifocal lens as it does not cloud up the elastic like bag that holds the lens Not available on NHS costs £3-5000
Multifocal lens without rings, which is a newer version of multifocal lens, which combine distance to middle and some near vision, without the side effects of the older version. Says the lens needs careful implantation- for best vision it needs accurate position in the eye, so you need to pick your surgeon wisely . Not available on the National Health Service, so the cost is between £3000.00 and £5000.00 not including laser option. Says it is suitable for short and long sight, mild to moderate astigmastism, or a combination of all three
Now the question, should I go for the NHS as the report says it has been used safely for years and as they provide just one focal point on the retina they provuide good vision for those with medical conditions, which may have damaged the retina, such as glaucoma
I look forward to your opinion, when you have time to read of all of this report ,which I am sure is everyday business for yourself
Thanks once again for your excellent information, to a lay person like myself!
You were quite right by saying that the odds 1:100 were less tthan that, as the article says 1:1000 may experience some vision loss, as a result of surgery.
It also states that between 10 and 50% of all patients, who are given an artificial lens,will experience some clouding of the implanted lens capsule. This can occur months or even years after the operation, but is easily remedied by a short infra-red laser procedure.The article also states that those with severe short or near sight loss (myopia)have a 1-2 percent chance of the retina becoming detatched after surgery.
Incidentally I was able to google the video about cataract eye surgery.
I will keep in touch should I have any other questions before the surgery.
Hope you are keeping well yourself
I had an appointment at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast last Wednesday and had laser on my left eye. The doctor said that a blood vessel had grown and was near the jelly in the eye, so that is why the laser had to be done. He said that if the blood vessel penetrated the jelly blood would fill the eye. He conceded that it was not life threatening, but it was better to have it done. He put a stay at the front of my eye. He said it would stop the eye from moving. I did not have this done before. It was a bit uncomfortable for a few hours later after being removed .So then he mentioned that I was listed to have cataract surgery, but did not say when. You mentioned once that after the laser the scar tissue could mean that the eyesight may not be as sharp as before, but is there an alternative, so that the eyesight would not be affected.
Thank you for your answer.
I enclosed a £10 sterling bonus for you but a note came back to me that £18 sterling had been held on deposit, as if I were just starting up a new case. Please let me know what happened at your end and what you received?
Please let me know if you received £10 sterling or £18 sterling.or equivalent in American $
It is now 23.50 pm here and I just telephoned my bank. £10.00 sterling was taken from my bank to your account at 20.22 pm and another £18.00 sterling was taken from my bank to your account at 20.27pm How did this happen please? As the bonus was £10.00 to you, can you please let me know how I go about recovering the £18.00 sterling. Perhaps you could send the bosses this email and as they have my account number, they can credit the £18.00 sterling back to my account
I await your reply please. Thank you
Thanks very much for forwarding my email to customer support. They have sent an email to me, to clear this matter up and a refund of £18.00 sterling, will be sent to my account, by direct credit.
Hope you are keeping well and do enjoy the Christmas season. I suppose you will be offline for a few days break?
I have an appointment in February at my local hospital . I will let you know what they propose to do about the cataract. It will probably be tne monofocal operation, which is done free on the National Health Service and which you recommended in a previous email
I hope you had a nice Christmas and may I wish you a happy,healthy and prosperous New Year
I was at the eye clinic a few days ago at my local hospital and when I came to read the chart with the eye which I had the laser done, I could read it to the botXXXXX XXXXXne. I noticed that when I tried it initially it wasn't as clear, but when I held my head differently I could read it all to the botXXXXX XXXXXne. Why would this be? The consultant said that it was amazing, but he said this can sometimes happen after laser. I said to him that it was the power of prayer and he said yes. So I was given an appointment for six months hence, that is next August. He said no more laser. He did not mention anything about the cataract at all, although I notice that for close up reading the lasered eye is still not as sharp as the other eye due to the cataract. He looked at the good eye too, but did not mention any abnormalities, so maybe I do not have cataract in this eye. He also had a lady assistant with him and he asked her to look at my lasered eye to see the blood vessels. What did he mean by that?
It is now Sunday morning here, that is ten minutes after midnight
Hope your new grandchild is doing well
I look forward to your email
Thank you so much for your prompt response Sorry I could not reply as Iwas in bed asleep!
Please convey my congratulations to both sets of parents, on the recent births of your two grandchildren.
Take care and very best wishes to you and your wife, albeit a grandmother!
I have just received an appointment to attend a pre-assessment clinic at the Ophthalmic Clinic, at the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast on 11th March 2013. The doctor at my local outpatients which I visited recently, did not mention that he was making an appointment for me. Would he still be considering having the cataract operation, even though I could read the whole chart with that eye?
I look forward to hearing from you, when you have time, please.It is ten minutes past 11pm here at the moment.
Thanks once again for your email and reassurance
I remember the doctor at my local hospital saying, a good while ago, that when the cataract was taken away, it would let them see what was going on back there. I think he was maybe referring to the blood vessel which had formed at that time and had to hd to be lasered?
I hope you and your wife had a nice meal out on Valentine's Day.
I was at the Eye Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital this afternoon.
It is now 7pm here at the moment.
I had the pre assessment done with all the usual procedures. The nurse who looked in my eye, said there was a lot going on in my eye and they neded to take the cataract away, so that the special;ist could see behind. She also said that there was swelling as welll and that more lazer may be required after the operation due to the blood vessels Why would there be a swelling? I could read the chart only half way down with the eye with the cataract, but the right eye, I could read it all, although she said there was a very slight cataract there too but not significant enough to worry about and my eyesight was good in tat eye. She said I might need reading glasses after the operation. I have never needed glasses before Why would this be?.She also told me if the eye started bleeding, during the operation, because of the vessels, a further operation may be needed. It says in the leaflet she gave me that most cataracts are removed by a technique called phacoemulsification. The surgeon makes a very small cut in the eye, softens the cataract with sound waves and removes it through a small tube. The back layer of the lens is left behind and then the new lens is put in. Is this your procedure? Will it be more complicated because I am diabetic? Local anaesthetic is used.
Another complication is tearing of the back part of the lens capsule, with disturbance of the ge,l that may result in reduced vision, or loss of all or part of the cataract in the back of the eye, requiring a further operation by general anaesthetic
The operation they tell me will be either in April or May.
I look forward to hearing from you, when you have time
Thanks very much for your reassurance
The nurse also insisted that I have someone bring me to the hospital, bring me home again and stay with me all night, in case of anything untoward happening. What could happen? I told her that I had not even told my brother that I had cataract, or been having laser treatment. She was adamant and told me that this was 'hospital policy' and must be adhered to! She said I have to bathe my eyes and as I also have dry eyes I need to put in drops daily, from now until the operation She did not complete the section of the Consent for Treatment form, until I told my brother and let her know what I propose to do.Would you insist on all of this?
I look forward to hearing from you, when you have time. It is now 9.25pm
Thanking you in anticipation
Thank you for your reassurance. The nurse also told me that I would need to get someone to bring me to the hospital and take me back home again and to stay the night with me, in case anything untoward happened and then bring me back to the hospital for a check up the very next day for the doctor to examine the eye and take off the bandage. I said I had not even told my brother about hte laser treatments I had. She was adamant that this procedure should be carrried out and quoted to me that it was' hospital policy' and must be adhered to!. I am not allowed to lift anything heavy or make sudden movements etc she said. Do you agree with all of this ?
PS I may have emailed you twice. The first message 'disappeared', but a message came up from Microsoft, that they were having a problem. I clicked the box, which they requested, to send an error report and my first message came up again, so I pressed the send button to you. These things are sent to try us as they say here in N Ireland!!!
Thanks once again for the reassurance
Incidentally, I won't breathe a word to your wife, about your penchant for shapely redheads, or ginger, as we say here in N . Ireland!!
When I get word from the hospital, about my admission date, I will be in touch with you again
I had the cataract operation yesterday at the Mater hospital in Belfast.
It went well and the doctor's assistant said after the operation 'you did very well' The put a clip on my finger before the operation. What was this for please? The only problem now is putting in the eyedrops!!. It is certainly not easy, sometimes they end up on my finger or my cheek. Have you any foolproof tips for doing this successfully?. I have drops called Maxidex to be put in 4 times a day for 4 weeks and Chloramphenicol drops, which have to be put in for times a day for 2 weeks and then twice a day for two weeks . The latter drops have to be kept in the fridge. I believe both these drops are to prevent infection. Is that correct?
I was told not to drive for 48 hours. My eyesight is not any better at the moment for reading but I can see alright with the new eye Do you think it will improve any more?. The doctor told me some time ago that removing the cataract will not improve your eyesight. The doctor in my local hospital, told me that they were removing the eye with the cataract, so that they could then see what was going on at the back of my eye, after I had the bad blood vessels lasered previously.
I have to go to my local hospital within a fortnight - 4 weeks- for a checkup.
Thank you once again for your reassurance and advice. The only way I know I have' hit the spot 'with the eyedrops, is when it stings or smarts, as we say here in Ireland. I live alone, so have to do everything myself!
So sorry to have troubled you and thanks for taking the trouble, when you are tied up with your son's graduation and all that entails and all that travelling. I attended my cousin's son's graduation in Youngstown, Ohio, about thirty years ago. It was a grand occasion ,with much preparation attached. Please convey my hearty congratulations and best wishes to your son, on the occasion of his graduation.
It has been very hot this last week, for Ireland that is, circa 22c to 24c ie 72f to 75f, as you say in the States
I am enclosing £25.00 sterling for all your help and advice. It will help a little towards your petrol, or gas as you say, with all that travelling!! Please let me know if you receive it alright Thank you.
Should I have any more worries or symptoms, I hope it will be alright to keep in touch.
Best wishes to you and your wife.
About seven weeks ago I sent you a bonus of £25.00 sterling which you got alright. When I got my bank statement a further £18.00 sterling had gone through as well. Did you get this . I think what happened was I answered through a new just answer and they charged me for it but if you got the money I am happy enough. Please let me know. You should have got £43.00 sterling in total
I had an appointment at my local hospital today but I was only able to se a Registrar as the surgeon who did my cataract was on holiay.He just confirmed that the surgery had gone well but then gave me the bad news that there was what looks like fluid at the back of my eye. I had noticed these last two or three weeks that there seemed to be a film over my eye.
I also had the broken circles and some flashing going from darkness to light. He then said that I woul;d have to go back to the Royal Victoria Belfast for a scan aof the back of my eye as soon as posible as it could be connected to my diabetes although he said fluid can sometimes happen to a non diabetic person as well.. He is to set up an appointment but unfortunately I have booked for Venice Italy for a week from next Sunday 4 August. So he said he would arrange around this. I also told him had booked to go to Killarney Co Kerry from 7 September for a week's holiday. It is aXXXXXfrom here. He said it was alright to go on the aeroplane to Italy. I called at the Chemist with my prescription for the eye drops I have to put in for the next four weeks and they did not have them in stock and will not be in until Wednesday. The lady Chemist told me that they did not have these availanble and would therefore have to order them specially. She said they were steroid drops. Are these safe to use?.I could only read the chart to the third or fourth line at the hospital this morning. With my good eye I could read the chart alright. The Registrar said that the drops may restore my sight and it may not!! Sorry to be so long - winded with my explanation. Can you please let me know what you think. Is this a serious complication?
Thanks once again for your advice and reassurance.
Unfortunately I could not afford to pay for a bag boy, although if the bag boy ,now that he has the children clothed and shod in decent footwear, could maybe pay for himself, he would be very welcome company for a lone traveller!!! I remember once going from Heathrow airport in London, to Albany, New York and we had a tunnel leading from the terminal building to the aeroplane. At the end of the tunnel it was just below the aeroplane doorstep and I very briefly tripped on it. The captain at the door said "Have a good trip sir".
How apt and an ingenious comment, don't you think? I think this may have been from his collection of witty remarks gathered up over the years
I will be in touch should I have any more worries or concerns
It is now 11.40 pm here, so I am off to bed
I have been prescribed Maxidex Dexamethasone to be to be used four times a day for one week andAcular Ketorolactrometamol to be used 4times a day one week three times a day for another week twice a day for another week and once a day for the last week.Why is the treatment so long drawn out and how will I manage while on holiday out and about in the mid nineties ? I also have to apply for my drivers licence renewal I have to go for an eye test with an optician. It will not be good and my sight will not be up to standard with drops applied so often
Please let me know what you think is best
Thanks for your advice but this the second time I have had to do this routine treatment, as I did the same thing just after the surgery, seven weeks ago. The registrar said yesterday that it may restore my sight and it may not! He thought the treatment would eradicate the fluid he saw at the back of my eye, but I still have to go for an eye scan to; see what is going on back there;, to use his words.
Thanks for your invaluable advice and reassurance
I will keep in touch should any other perceived worries or problems arise.!!
I must start my packing soon!
I arrived back from Venice, Italy last Friday. The temperature was 38c 100f on arrival, but was usually 34c to 36c 93f to 97f with 95% humidity. I really enjoyed my holiday there.
I write to say that I have received an appointment at The Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast, on 30 th August 2013, for an OCT scan of the,retina at the Eye Clinic. Is this being done because I am diabetic and now that the cataract is gone, they can then see what is going on at the back of my eye, as they had intimated before. It says the scan will take around fifteen minutes It also says on the letter, that it may be benificial to bring sunglasses. I do not have sunglasses. Is this really necessary? I look forward to hearing from you
I sent you an email on Thursday 15th August, but as yet have not received a reply. Maybe you were on holiday, as I brought up your site a few times and you were offline I look forward to hearing from you please I could edit the copy I have on your site and then send it again to you.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Thanks again for your advice and for taking the time, during your appointments, when you are so busy. I do appreciate it very much . I will let you know how things go, when I get home on Friday.
I attended the eye clinic at the Royal Victoria hospital today
An assistant did the scan, but I did not see the doctor. I have an appointment next Monday morning at my local hospital, so I will get the results then. When the scan was being done she told me to try and not blink and to stare.When the scan was finished she said 'you can go home now'
I will tbe in touch with you on Monday night. Thank you.
Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for your email
Yes, it was an OCT scan, which I had done in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, which is 30 miles away.
I will be in touch with you on Monday night
I visited my local hospital's eye clinic today and spoke to the surgeon who performed the operation.. He said the surgery was a complete success. He said my eye was much better than one month ago, when I was put on the second course of drops. He did not prescribe drops again. He had not got details of the scan ,which was done last Friday in Belfast, but said if he needed to see me, when the results were with him, he would write to me. I now have an appointment to see him again in six months time. So he must have been happy enough today! He doesn't elaborate too much!! I could read the chart with my right eye to the bottom of the chart today, but with the left eye j ust to the line below the red line Before I had the laser done last year, I could read to the bottom of the chart with both eyes. Will it ever be the same again, or it related to my diabetes, or to the bad blood vessels being lasered?
Thanks for your email yesterday
If I get any word about the OCT scan last Friday, I will let you know. I am going to see my own GP tomorrow morning, so maybe he will have news of the scan.
I visited a local optician's shop today to get tested for my driving licence that I could see alright. He told me that I would never need glasses for driving but I still cannot see as well with tthe eye where the cataract was removed. I asked him why and he said it is not your own eye and only a replacement so I could not expect it to be similar to my good eye but did concede that it may improve? He recommended reading glasses even though I can read the newspaper r.I had to pay £180.00 stg about $320. He also asked if I used a computer all day. I told him I did not. When he looked at my good eye he said there was blood from blood vessels and later showed me the black mark on the screen. He said to keep a watch on it.He said it could also be hampering my sight as he showed me something very small and it was not clear, which I normally could have seen, but I was probably flustered at being there for the first time in almost 64 years.. Last Friday a taxi driver drove out in front of me with the result I crashed into him. Would the impact of the car crash have caused the blood in my right eye? I forgot to say about it to the optician today Do you think I should make anappointment for the eye clinic at my local hospital. to see if anything can be done. He did not suggest this
I will make an appointment today with my local hospital rather than having to travel 30 miles to Belfast. I suppose the opthalmologist would have the same qualifications in my local hospital? Would they be as specialised though?
Hello RickI rang my local hospital eye clinic this morning and the medical secretary looked up the notes and said that when I was last there on 2 September 2013, the doctor noticed that there was fluid in my good eye, so that was why he said he would see me in six months.So I then went back to the opticians who told me that it was blood. I told a different optician there what the hospital had said about the fluid not blood. He said he would mention this to the optician who had seen me yesterday and who said it was blood. The optician today said that when I call in next week to collect my spectacles, he would have another look at the eye with the fluid. How does fluid form and is there anything I can do to help prevent this?
I look forward to hearing from you please.
The opthalmologist at the hospital said it was fluid in September and he would see me again in six months ,but the optician thought it was blood. When the second optician saw it today he was of the same opinion of it being fluid I think, not what the other optician said yesterday about being blood.. The medical secretary at the hospital said to be guided by what the opthalmologist in the hospital said.and to stick to the appointment set up circa March 2014.
I await your message please
I spoke to the medical secretary this morning and told her I had been speaking to an online retina surgeon. She was very sharp and abrasive and said I do not know if he is qualified or not! She probably would not speak to me if I rang back in the morning. I will visit the optician in about one week and ask him when he looks again if I should visit an opthalmologist
I do appreciate your concerns. I will let you know when I get any information