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If you have narrow angles that seem to be at risk for angle occlusion, even if you don't have glaucoma at this moment, I suggest you go ahead and have the laser peripheral iridotomy.
As to the retina swelling from "stress" what they are talking about is a condition called central serous chorioretinopathy (CSR). As a retina specialist, I treat this condition all the time. If the second eye MD closely examined your retina (contact lens exam, possibly an OCT and/or fluorescein angiography) and found no evidence of edema/leakage -- and your vision is OK -- then you do not have retinal swelling.
To answer your question: I would go with what the second ophthalmologist recommends: Get the laser iridotomy for narrow angles and buy new glasses.
There is no need for a fourth opinion (Mine counts as number 3! lol)
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So should I get the surgery before getting new glasses or will the surgery not change my prescription, meaning it's okay to get the much-needed new glasses now and schedule the surgery for next month? Thanks so much! The only tests done by either was to numb my eye and do the eye pressure test, look into it, and to put the drops in that dilate the pupil so they could see in it better. Both eye docs did those two things.