HI~I had rated your answer~I only got it a short time ago by e~mail~I answered back and yet do not see my answer~ did you get my next question??
Hi Doctor Dan~ I had typed quite a bit~ so I don't know where it went~ I guess my question was if the Optomitrist is right~ how long would it take a Baby cateract to become a problem for surgery~A higher up Doctor like you says it is not really a cataract~ she saw me in May and does not want to see me for 6 more months~ so she could not have seen too much of a problem~one reason I am concerned is I had a cataract 30 years ago in my other eye when I was young~ called a juvenile cataract~ they had to put me to sleep to do it~ as my eye was jumping too much~ anyway back then I was considered too young to get an implant and they were new then~I have to wear a contact and that can be a nuisance~anyway many have told me that the implants back then were not as good as today's are~ so maybe it is just as well~ also I have been told to go back now and get it done~my present Doctor says it is too risky~I don't know WHY~ as many eye Doctors encouraged me to have it done now~ maybe it is the high eye pressure~ I guess I wanted your opinion and is there such a thing as a baby cataract~ I am afraid now it will develop fast~I guess there is no way of knowing~
I am thankful my eye pressure came down so much~ from a 37 to a 12~ I take three drops at night and two in the morning~ would this be for Life and one would think that perhaps the pressure might go too low~ since it went down so fast~ what happens if you skip a day or so~my sister has a condition called polypoidal and yet whenever you read of the different eye conditions I never see that one listed~ is it very rare~ it seems to be more in the Asian and African cultures and yet we are Caucasian~ she took a series of needles~ but that is not helping and needs farther treatment with Laser I think in a Larger Center~I was very fortunate that I did not have optic nerve damage~with my pressure so high and I had neglected to go to see about it~I hope you receive this question~Martha~
Hi ~I notice when I sleep on my stomach~which I do quite a bit~I tend to lie on my left cataract eye~the one where I had the surgery~ I wake up with it rather hurting~ is that normal~and if so why would this be~Martha~
Thanks for all your advice~it makes me relieved to know that I may not need surgery ever~that is why maybe the Specialist was not calling it a cataract at all~ your explanation makes sense~your advice about putting pressure on my eye also makes sense~there is quite a big cut there~it aches more than hurts~ how does one know when to bath your eye with baby shampoo~ my mother used to do that~ she had glaucoma~I have to use Azopt and it is like a white glue~a residue seems to remain in the eye afterwards~ how would one know if they have Blepharitis or not~right now my eye is blood shot from a dry contact~ so I removed it~ you were very helpful when I asked about the Doctor's instrument hurting my eye that time~the blood shot did leave~as you said in a couple of days~should I be using baby shampoo also with the residue from the Azopt~no matter how hard you shake the bottle it stays rather thick like a white glue~Martha