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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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I feel like I have a film over my rt eye. I dont have contacts

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I feel like I have a film over my rt eye. I don't have contacts and I can't see well up close.. I can see at a distance but it is a little blurry

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hello,

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you available for chat now?

Customer:

Yes

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Since how many days have you experienced this film over the right eye?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Has it been sudden in onset?

Customer:

started about 2 days ago

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Have you experienced any floaters or flashes of light too?

Customer:

no

Customer:

just the blurred vision and feeling of film over eye

Customer:

very hard to read small print

Dr. A.S. Desai :

But were you able to see up close 2 days prior to this symptom?

Customer:

I was having some difficulty- Have had new glasses for about 6 months-

Customer:

It seems to be getting worse

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Am I to understand that the near vision was poor since 6 months and now it is worsened since 2 days?

Customer:

yes- but just started feeling like there was a film over my eye.. I have been pulling my glasses off to read up close for about 6 months

Customer:

I was able to read with my glasses off until this film came over my eye..

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Do you have a known history of diabetes?

Customer:

Yes

Customer:

I was checked 6 months ago for glacoma and all was well

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Have you had a dilated eye exam in the recent past by an ophthalmologist? Anymention of diabetic retinopathy?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

all was well

Customer:

not sure about the retinopathy

Customer:

I was checked for glacoma is that the same thing?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Ok. Two things get clarified here- One there is not much of a possibility of a retinal detachment(RD) as it is characterised by a sudden bout of floaters and flashes of light along with foggy vision both for distance and near vision. The second thing is that in the absence of diabetic retinopahy in the last eye exam, it is unlikely to be the cause for these symptoms. No, check for glaucoma is different from retina examination.

Customer:

Is this something that may go away or should I see a Dr soon.. My mother has macular degeneration and has had cateracts..

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Macular degeneration is a possibility for decreasing near vision ( especially when glasses do not help) but is certainly not experienced at such as short duration of 2 days.

Customer:

Could it be a cateract

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If it is a tear film issue then it should disappear over the next couple of days with use of lubricating eye drops such as over the counter Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 times a day.

Customer:

Ok I will try that Thank you

Dr. A.S. Desai :

No, cataract is something which would take months to years to cause such a change in vision and is not appreciated overnight.

Customer:

Ok Thank you

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Yes, you can try the lubricating eye drops. But do not use Visine eye drops as they are not of much use.

Customer:

ok

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If things do not improve with the lubricating eye drops then do get a dilated eye exam done by an ophthalmologist.

Customer:

ok

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Please feel free to ask follow up questions if any.


Thank you and best wishes.

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Customer:

I will Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX great day! Bye

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You are most welcome. Have a good day too! Take care, Bye.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just wanted to let you know- I found out I have a sudden onset of cataracts- possibly brought on by steroid injections. I am scheduled for surgery this Wed
Hello,

Thank you for following up and keeping me updated.

I wish you well for the forthcoming cataract surgery. I guess we did not discuss about steroid injections thus missed out on steroid induced complicated cataract.

Thank you and best wishes
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I had no idea until I went to the Dr that steroids played a part in it. Best wishes to you as well.
Thank you and have a good day. I would love to hear from you after your surgery . Take care.