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I am not sure what your comment means~IF they have stopped that is encouraging~your words sort of ran into one another and you typed it again on the next line~ I assume that you may mean the optic nerve damage is not done~I feel that this alone is a good sign~ but the reading of 37 seems very high to me~I was very relieved when she said this about my optic nerves~ she just calls it high eye pressure I think~ but in time would this not cause gluacoma and also do you think this reading is exceptionally high~especially when the Optomitrist prescribed drops~ were they not good ones maybe and with this problem can I still wear contacts~I need that thick one for my left eye where I had no implant with cataract surgery~ will the discomfort of burning sensation go a way in time and wll I always have to take three drops~ what about Laser surgery~
In your expert opinion does these drops sound like a good combination~years ago when I had high eye pressure the Doctor only prescribed one called Timinol and it worked~ the drop that the Optomitrist gave me~ what about that one and I wonder why it did not help at all~I felt safe knowing I was on drops from my previous experience~ the Specialist was only going to give me two and then the last minute she gave me the third~ I asked you will I feel normal after or always have some discomfort and could I drive~ do they make you tired~I guess I read too much on the Internet~:-)
I always ask so many questions~ if this had gone on for some time and I did not see about it~ would damage have eventually been done to the optic nerves~or can some people have this and higher with no problems~in fact she said I did not have a baby cataract in one eye~ whereas the Optomitrist said I did~ also the first Specialist I saw a few years ago said my left optic nerve was shaped differently than the right and asked if I had had an accident in it~he said he never saw that before~ this Doctor said on Friday now they are the same~ do you know what this would be about~
I promise one last question~ I have only started Friday night on these drops and today I feel a burning sensation~ but no headache~ it is annoying and hopefully it will go away~ also my sister had her eyes checked and there were extra blood vessals behind her left eye~ which had to be treated with needles~I never heard of this and what would cause that~ as I asked before~ would I be able to drive~I assume so since my eye sight seems okay~ my right eye has 20- 20 vision up close and the Optomitrist felt it was because of that so called cataract~ which the Specialist does not see~ or what she did see is very minimal~I assume an Optomitrist does not know nearly as much as you Specialists do~ she had me feel nervous and she seemed to think I had gluacoma~she thus would not prescribe new contacts for me until I saw this Doctor~Martha~
Many Thanks~ I agree that I would have been told~I have enough problems now without that~-)
Hi Again~I just returned from the Eye Specialist and she was very pleased with how my medication worked~ four days after the readings of 37 in each eye they were 16 and 17 today~ I was so surprised that they worked that fast~ is this normal~ I must have applied them correctly ~she asked if I wanted Laser and then added that if so I would still need drops as well~she wants to only see me again in two or three months and I picked two~ plus continue my treatment~ would the pressure not go too low if it worked that fast~or does it remain stable at a certain level~the symptons that I mentioned my sister having~ is that serious and moreso than gluacoma~ as she spoke like it was nothing and the needles fixed it~I hope that I get you again~ since you were with me from the beginning~Martha~
Yes, this is normal that they work so fast. No the pressure wouldn't go too low just because it worked fast. Both eye problems you and your sister have are serious, but your sister's has the potential to take the sight much quicker and worse than yours.
I'm glad you're doing better. Good luck.
I guess I mean if continued~could it not go even lower~ as I assume she wants me to do~ will the eye pressure even go lower or stay stable I mean~ as she gave me 100 refills~in my case I do not have gluacoma~ but high eye pressure~is this not a good sign~in my sister's I am not famaliar with it nor have I heard of it before~
Thanks for your responses and patience~ in your opinion then I am to continue taking these drops and the pressure will never go too low~I should have asked the Doctor this today~I wonder how she would know that even with laser I would still need drops~plus she was not in a big hurry to see me again~ she also said I could now get contacts~three drops seems to me like a lot~ but I am not a Doctor~Martha
Hi I am back once again with yet another question~ I have been tired today and used my eyes for up close a lot~ both house work and computer~ anyway I see black floaters in my left eye~ they come and go~ I saw the Specialist twice in the last week and forgot to ask if these were serious~ could eye strain cause them~the pressure is normal now~ or I might think it was that~ hopefully the drops are not working too much and bringing the pressure too low~ although I have had these often through the years~ it is just now that these things tend to bother me moreso~worrying I guess that something serious is happening~ after the scare with such high eye pressure last week~ my sister said her Doctor stated that her eyes did not improve one bit with the needles and wants to send her to a Specialist in a larger Center~ she is not calling it macular degeneration and I don't like to say it to her~ can anything else be done~ she said the vision was very bad in that eye~
Hi Dr. Rick~Thanks for taking so much time to answer my question about floaters~I have had them on and off for many years~it is just now that ANY eye thing worries me~ I saw the Specialist twice in a week~ so if there was something serious I am sure she would have picked up on it~I assume you can read my comments about my eyes to Dr. Dan from the first to the end~I was so so relieved that no damage was done thus far and I was called just a suspect with high eye pressure~ I had neglected to go for some time and it would have been my fault~ the pressure did rise however and she got it down in four days~I continue to take the drops~is 37 dangerously high~
I am concerned about my sister~ Dr. Dan said it was macular degeneration when I told him her symptons~ she did not call it anything~ except that this was found in a routine eye exam~ a growth of blood vessels behind her left eye and he was treating her with needles to get rid of them~ after a few treatments in a month there was no improvement in her sight in that eye and he wants to refer to a retina specialist in a larger center~we both live in smaller centers~I wondered what else could be done~Dr. Dan said it was more likely that she would lose her sight than I would~if I continue my drops and keep seeing my Specialist~ am I pretty safe~ since thus far I am not called a glaucoma patient~ just IOP or some such word~I assume glaucoma would set in if left untreated~ since the pressure dropped so fast in four days~I thought it would maybe go too low if continued~but Dr. Dan said it was not possible~does keeping the drops in the fridge better~I read that some place~ thus one could feel the drop more if it goes in~ as they would be cool~Martha~Thanks~
Hi Again~I just thought that if there was yet no damage to the optic nerves then it still was not glaucoma~you are just prone to having high pressure~is what I understood~ it started as 33 and 35 and with the one drop the Optomitrist gave me it actually went up to 37~ by the time I got to the Specialist~I moved from another Province and it took me longer to get all this in~I lost my husband suddenly is why I moved near my son~ so I have been under a lot of pressure~does marijuana help ~I had taken some in the past 10 years ~ but do not now~it appears that I have not lost any vision thus far~ 20- 20 up close for the right eye~I had cataract surgery in the left and have to wear a thick contact in it~ as back 30 years ago they would not do an Implant on a young person~as they were only supposed to last 20 years~ I need a new one~the Optomitrist would not give me one until I saw the Specialist~she was concerned about my high pressure and it is scary~now my sister is a different story~ would she eventually lose her sight~ she is age 62~would it eventually go to the other eye~it also sounds serious and I never heard of that disorder before~Martha
They do not seem to recommend an implant now~ with the trauma of high pressure~I had asked this question many times~ I don't see light flashes with the darn floaters and they seem to come and go every once in a while in my cataract eye~ then I do not have them for a while again~I agree about Optomitrist's~I only have to see the Specialist in two to three months~ so I picked two~ so she must be satisfied???~it is for the contact and glasses for my right eye ~ distance~ that I see the Optomitrist~ I do not think that they are even Doctors~should the needles have helped my sister I ask~yet they apparently did not~ she seems young at age 62~ to me anyway~:-) Sorry for so many questions~ funny now Dr. Dan said 37 was not exceptionally high~ but high enough for treatment~everyone must have different opinions~hopefully this shall be it~ except what happens after needles do not work for my sister with a retina specialist~ which she has to see~
Hi Again Dr. Rick~ I called my Ophthalmoligist today and she has me down as a Glaucoma Suspect~ not actually having it as such~ even with the original high pressure~I have to make sure that I take my drops however~Martha~ Have you heard of this before?
Thanks and this gives me great comfort~ as it could easily have gone the opposite way~she did say I had NO damage yet~ she said I do not have what my sister has experienced either~to me hers sounds rather serious~ as can glaucoma as well~maybe hers has to be caught in the early stages also~ I had neglected mine~ is why I am so grateful~ years ago it was also high and I was on drops and then the Specialist went a way and I let it go~he did not call me back and I did not pursue it~I had taken some marijuana back then and that is why I asked you IF this may have helped ~ I know ~ as you said~ it did not hurt~ but after about 10 years of neglect and knowing I had high pressure~ this is either a Miracle or the marijuana helped~Martha~ :-) PS~ I was very stupid really to neglect something so vital~he was not a very nice man and I hated to go to him~
Thank you~ as you are so nice and also have a sense of humour~I lived in a VERY small area and he was the only Specialist we had~ I now live in a larger Center and I see that there are many choices~ although I am happy with this one~ she seems very nice and my Optomitrist referred me~I guess I got lucky~ anyway I hate to keep asking questions~I hope that you get paid~ but once again is the outlook for my sister good~ thus far only her left eye is affected and the needles did not seem to help~ she could hardly read the letters on the second line of the chart~ he is thus referring her to a Specialist such as you are~ taking drops for life is not so bad~I see my drops vary on how to store then~ the fridge may be too low for one of them~although it sounds like a good idea~she said it depended on the drops~ 15C to 25C or 30 C I guess ~one is lower~I think my bathroom is okay~she said I must be doing things right~ to have it drop so fast~I hope this shall be my last question~Martha~I am concerned for my sister~ as she is still working~I am retired~