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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Since getting involved in a fight over 25 years ago have had

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Since getting involved in a fight over 25 years ago have had lost upper teeth due to infections, inner nose went out of alignment,intermiitent pain upper cheek one side of face, and repeated infections in the eye on the same side, and today i am being reffered to opticians for back of eye examination as antibiotic eye drps not worked and have severe red eye. Also suffer with flem down back of throat. Doctors do not seem to listen to history, just treat the immediate problem. Please help.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

I would not go to an optician for an issue with such an extensive history such as yours. I would make sure your GP sends you to an ophthalmologist (eye MD)

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

It does, but i am wondering what injury i have. Forgot to mention I since the incident I have prisms in my glasses, but it keeps varying including me lenses as opticians keep saying my eye exams where done wrong by previous optician.


 

Dr. Rick :

It is more likely that the amount of prism you require is changing with time. I would not think that all the previous opticians messed up. Having prism amount change over time is common and is referred to as "eating your prism"

Customer:

Thanks Dr Rick. I see what the examination brings tomoro. They apperantly look at the back of the eye, and doctor suspects severe inflamation.

Dr. Rick :

Sounds like a good plan. I hope everything turns out OK.

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Dr. Rick

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