Cataract fragnent and elevated IOP

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by melindasaccount, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Hi, and thanks to all for bearing with me. I finally got up the nerve
    to schedule a post-cataract vitrectomy to have the large particle of
    lens removed. I have also asked to change primary opthalmologists
    because the first one failed to see or diagnose the fragment. I am
    waiting to see if the charity health program (yes, I am one of the
    millions of uninsured in America) will approve the change request.
    My question: I understand IOP can go up when these fragments are
    present. Should I ask my new opthalmologist to measure this and
    prescribe something? If I don't, is there a higher risk of glaucoma
    Thanks for your help. I only have a general knowledge of science, which
    isn't much, and I'm "begging for health care" daily in an indifferent
    system. Melinda
    melindasaccount, Jan 4, 2006
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  2. Thanks for your concern and support. I certainly will keep everyone
    posted, because I have very limited healthcare options. I have faxed a
    request to my medically indigent program worker to change
    opthalmologists, based on the fact that the man left a fragment of lens
    in my eye and never noticed or mentioned it! It wasn't diagnosed until
    I made a request for a specialist referral after numerous attempts that
    were turned down. It's alll part of what I call "begging for health
    care" in an impersonal system; M
    melindasaccount, Jan 5, 2006
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