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Hi Dr. Rick~ My Optomitrist is not managing my high eye pressure~ the Ophthalmolist is and I see her again in two or three months~ she has me on Azopt op 1% ~I find this one rather hard~ as it is like a white glue and no matter how hard I try there always seems to be a residue in the corner of my eye~ being white it shows up~ the second one is Combigan Op~ these I take twice a day and the last one is taken only at bedtime called Lumigan~ thus far she says I do not have glaucoma~ as no damage has been taken place~but IOP~anyway I did go back to my Optomitrist yesterday to get my THICK lens re~ newed~ as it is old and uncomfortable~ she would not give it to me until I saw a Specialist about the high pressure she noted~it did come down from 37 to 16 and 17 in four days on these drops~anyway I also asked for a contact for my right eye for distance~I have 20- 20 up close for reading~ even at my age in this eye~ she inserted one and it was so nice to NOT to have to wear glasses for distance and it felt very comfortable~ I could see well at a distance and yet not close up ~ she said I would need cheap reader glasses now for close up~I purchased them~ when I went to take the contact out that night I could not and my neighbour and son tried and in fact said it was not even there~I knew it was~ as I could still see at a distance well and finally we went to Out Patients~the Doctor also could not see it~ then he froze my eye and put drops in and then he did see it~ would my contact be ruined~the yellow is coming better as I rinse it~ I knew that I had to get it out~ in order to get my drops instilled that night~ the neighbour said to just leave it there~ I feel discouraged and wonder why I can't see close with it~ do they not come in Bifocals~if so you would think that she would tell me~now I hate to try and put it in again~after that experience~my other one is so thick it is easy to manage~should these drops me stored in the fridge~ is it okay to I mean~ and why would I just see far with the lens for my right eye~I loved not having to wear glasses for driving and TV~ but if they are hard to remove then I had better stop them~I live alone and have no one to help me~also is the white residue that I always see mean that I am not getting the drops in properly~Thanks in advance~Martha
Sorry for so many questions~ but one eye ~the left is far sighted~whereas the right near sighted~it is rather a nuisance when I can't see close after the lens is in~ what causes this part~ as I asked can they not give bi focals~ I am so happy with the thinner right lens and yet I did not like the part of no longer being able to see close~ years ago I worked with girls who wore them for far and distance~yet they did not seem to have a problem up close too~ has age something to do with this~maybe it is easier to just wear my glasses for the right eye correction of distance~ but it is kind of awkward~ as the left side has just a clear glass~ as there is a thick lens in that eye due to cataract surgery over 30 years ago~ when they did not do implants~I hope I am wording my question and concern right~it is rather confusing~Thanks~Martha~The drops I told you I was using~ do they sound good~
I am Happy Dr. Rick~ as I told you before the Doctors here do not~ for some reason want to instill the Lens now~ one saying that the trauma on the eye would not be good with high eye pressure~wearing a thick lens is not so bad and you are right~ these girls were young back then~I am very thankful that my optic nerves are still healthy~ she says thus far I do not have glaucoma~ but you call it that~I am a Suspect I guess~maybe I should not be so vain and just wear glasses for distance in my right eye~ thanks again~Martha~ Handling a thin lens I suppose is foreign to me after 30 years of only having a thick one~if I slept in it would that cause damage~ as my neighbour thought I should do~ for one thing I could not put my drops in~Martha