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66yo father has advanced Ret Pig, AND diabetes. cataracts

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out years ago. Father has...
66yo father has advanced Ret Pig, AND diabetes. cataracts out years ago. Father has had intermittent and growing in frequency yellow vision. He sees yellow whether eyes open or closed. please help
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Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Customer:

yes

Doctor DanB : Has he seen his retinal specialist?
Customer:

yes, he has no clue. My retina specialist is half way to God and he has no clue either.

Customer:

I think my dads diet is not very good.

Doctor DanB : Has he had a laser procedure done to his lens implants after cataract surgery?
Customer:

no, he had scalpel cataract procedure around 1985ish. nothing else since. he has a history of herpes in 1 eye.

Customer:

and again- his vision is clear except when it is yellow.

Doctor DanB : I think he needs to see a comprehensive ophthalmologist who can check for cloudy membranes behind his lens implants or corneal edema which could result from herpetic infections. If this doesn't prove a cause then I recommend getting a second retinal opinion given your distrust of his current retinal specialist. Does that make sense?
Customer:

do you think the edema could cause the intermitent nature? he says he sees yellow up to 75% of the time, now.

Doctor DanB : Yes, I do.
Customer:

Thank you.

Doctor DanB : You're welcome. Do you have any other concerns or questions about this topic?     
Customer:

not at this time. I am excited that research and technology are advancing at such an amazing pace. I believe ALL eye diseases will be cured within 20 years.

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