Dr. Tom-Eye : Hi, I'm online now and would be happy to help you with your question. Just reply and we'll get started. Dr. Tom
Dr. Tom-Eye : Hello and thank you for your question. I know that it is frustrating when you can't get the relief you need. i will try to help.There is a condition called occipital neuralgia . It sounds as though you have been accurately diagnosed and that while your treatment was appropriate but that you need more management. Please tell me if you have had an ophthalmologist evaluate your eyes? Customer:
Dr. Tom are you still there?
Dr. Tom-Eye : yes.......standing by.
Yes I did have an ophthalmologist evaluate my eyes. He said everything is ok.
Dr. Tom-Eye : Ok...got it. Please tell me if the ophthalmologist evaluation was before or after the neurologist began treating you?
Yes the ophthalmologist evaluation was done several years before I went to the neurologist.
I also went to a chiropractor, and Physical therapist.
Dr. Tom-Eye : Thank you for that...........it is completely reasonable that your eyes were judged to be normal several years age because the problem is referred pain to the orbital area. Do you live in a large metropolatian area?
Yes I do, I live in Denver, CO.
Dr. Tom-Eye : Great. My advice, and the way I would take care of one of my patients with your condition, would be to get them appointed to a neuro-ophthalmologist. I first learned about your condition from a neuro ophthalmogist at Johns Hopkins about 20 years ago. In fact, I sent my daughter to him for a similar condition. If you would like I will do a little research and find you a referral in Denver. Would you like me to do that for you?
Please do. You sounded like godsend to me right now.
Dr. Tom-Eye : That will be my pleasure. It's a little late here on the east coast, so if it's ok with you I will check out some Denver references tomorrow and send you the name of a doctor with the perfect credentials...........because of how the JA systems works, I will have to switch over the Q and A format. When we do , you will be asked to rate my response to your question. Please understand that I am with you until you are satisfied......but please go ahead and do the rating tonight. Then I will be able to get back to you tomorrow. Does that make sense?
Dr. Tom-Eye : Please don't become frustrated with your problem or this JA system. We'll handle both of them. Be aware that because of the way this JA system is set up, when I send you the referral it may take 24 hours for my follow up referral to get to you. But you can be sure that I will get the referral name to you.........is there anything else that I can do for you tonight?
That's all Doc. Thanks for your help and have a good night.
Dr. Tom-Eye : Ok....I am switching over now.....and will get back to you ASAP.