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My husband is 52. He has being wearing glasses for the past

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My husband is 52. He has being wearing glasses for the past 3 years. He found out that he is far sighted (was not seeing well at near distances). He always complains that he believe his eyes are getting bad very fast. He works on a ship. He was complaining that while on the ship he believe he is not seeing well has to use the glasses all the time. Whenever he goes outside in the sun he has to be covering his eyes. He went to a specialist and was give eye drops to use and told to wear a shades. He also was told his problem with the glare cannot be reversed but will stop it in its track. He was home in Jamaica recently and was not doing badly i think but as soon as he goes back to work he has being complaining of his eyes getting bad(worse) and not seeing properly even with the glasses on. By the way his glasses prescription was gotten about 4 months ago and filled about two months ago. He wants to know what is his problem and if their is a solution. He was tested for Glaucoma and cathract and they came out negative.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. So decreasing vision and light sensitivity are his problems?
Doctor DanB : Is his vision good in the glasses?
Doctor DanB : Does he have eye redness, pain, tearing or discharge?

he thinks it is not good on the ship but not complaining much when home. he wants to know why his sight is going so fast he does not have redness, tearing or discharge


when i talked back to him he said yes there is a redness developing

Doctor DanB :

If his vision is only blurry while on the ship (especially while wearing his glasses), it may be associated with the environment (wind, water, sun). If his eyes are getting red, this may be an inflammation inside the eye causing the redness and light sensitivity. He needs to see an ophthalmologist to have an exam to look for this inflammation, called iritis. If he saw an ophthalmologist already then he needs a second opinion. There should be a reason why he is having these symptoms and it may be this iritis. Does this make sense?

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thanks. yes it does make sense. but you did not tell what can help such a problem

Doctor DanB : Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the exact problem that is causing this without seeing him and examining him. Therefore I cannot tell you the specific treatments to use. For this reason I recommended that he see the ophthalmologist. For one diagnosis it may require one treatment; for another diagnosis a different treatment.
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