I trust the one more who said no gas bubble was required; however, he was only for a second opinion and my insurance does not cover my surgery with him. I am in no better place than before you answered my question. The decision is left up to me, and I guess I wanted you to say that if the edema is not that bad then the gas bubble is not required. The surgeon that I liked was emphatic that it was not necessary, and the surgeon who would do the preocedure said that was right, the gas bubble is not required, but again, he just likes to use it.
Can I send you a picture of the scan? If yes, I will pay my doctor for the picture and send it to you.
I have the images and report from my doctor. He sent them to me via e mail. How do I send them to you?
8/16/2012 FIRST ENCOUNTER:
Ms. Deeds, Elaine AGE: 68 RACE/SEX:
CELL PHONE: WORK PHONE:
7900 NW 86 Terrace , Tamarac, FL 33321
REFERRING/PCP E-MAIL FAX PHONE
Quevedo, Araceli , M.D. (XXX) XXX-XXXX (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Quevedo, Araceli, M.D. (XXX) XXX-XXXX (XXX) XXX-XXXX
patient referred by general ophthalmologist for retina evaluation and to rule out ERM OD and
CME OD. Patient underwent CE/IOL OD in May 7th 2012 and even though vision improved after surgery it remained fuzzy
and blurry. Patient saw a retina specialist in Florida that told her the treatment would be with surgery and that is also why
patient is coming to us for a second opinion
CE/IOL OS 10/2011 and OD 05/2012 - ReStore IOLs OU (Dr. Gechtcer)
hypercholesterolemia, chronic back pain (had herniated disc treated with surgery), and migraines
simvastatin, Estradilo Progest (hormone replacement), Ibuprofen, Butalbital/Apap/Caffeine
denies drug allergies or adverse reactions
formerly smoked tobacco products until 1983. Smoked 1 pack a week for 20 years Ex-smoker (finding)
ROS: See form
oriented x 3
MENTAL STATUS: normal W/U by Eduardo Pinto
OD: without correction 20/
50+1 PH: 20/
OS: without correction 20/
10 mm Hg
10 mm Hg TIME:
AMSLER GRID/COLOR PLATES:
no metamorphopsia OU
CONRONTATION VISUAL FIELDS:
orthophoric full ductions OU
RETINA ASSOCIATES OF CORAL SPRINGS
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
A Subsidiary of
Leon A. Bynoe, M.D.
1881 North University Drive
♦ Suite 112 ♦
Coral Springs, Florida 33071
Tel: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
♦ Fax: (XXX) XXX-XXXX ♦
3 mm no afferent pupillary defect OU
ReStore PCIOL(s) OU
cyclopentolate 2%, phenylephrine 10%
possible posterior detachment (PVD)
There is an epiretinal membrane causing mild striae through the macula. The peripheral retina is unremarkable.
The macula, vessels, and periphery are unremarkable.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY:
ERM with some loss of foveal depression
Normal macular architecture; no cysts, no fluid
macular pucker (362.56) right eye
Pseudophakia (V43.1) both eyes
follow-up with prior retina specialist; may benefit from vitrectomy/membrane peel OD
Patient instructed to call if severe pain and/or significant vision loss.
The risks, benefits, and alternatives to the proposed procedure were discussed in detail with the patient.
Deeds, Elaine, 8/16/2012
I don't know how I can attach an e mail to a post. I have tried copying ad pasting. That didn't work. I s there an emial I can forward it to?
I just saw that some of it went through but not the pictures. I will try to save it as a file. Not sure if I know how to do that.
I am frustrated as i cannot send the pictures.
I have sent the pictures via e mail to you at XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX. Thamks!
The lady I spoke to said she could send it you. I hope she can. Thank you again.
Were you able to view my e mail that I sent tp XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX?
Yes, I sent it two times/
I am hoping you can view the report. Waiting to hear. Thanks
Any luck yet viewing my report and pictures?
Since I have not heard from the retina specialist, I assume he was not able to view the report/pictures I e mailed. I sent them to two different e mail addresses supplied by you and am still hoping to hear an opinion about surgery. Thank you
I'm very sorry that, for some unknown reason, the folks at JustAnswer have not been able to get me that scan you've sent--they keep telling me that they haven't received it yet. Please try www.oregoneyedoctor.net to work on getting me your scans. Again, I'm very sorry.
How do I send my scan to that address? It is a website. I will try again to send the scan to the email addresses given to me by you and Just Answer. Thanks