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Old 07-12-2012, 05:47   #1
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Ok, so now I REALLY need to get to the doctor! I haven't officially been diagnosed and I am trying to find a new doctor. Today I went for my annual eye exam and I have the beginning of glaucoma. My pressure is "on the high side of the low range", as the doc put it. He showed me the retinal pictures and the retina of one eye is just beginning to be misshapen. He has referred me to a specialist. Anyone have experience with this?

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no - but building a 'this is what it's like to have glaucoma' filter for a computer screen is something on my list of things to try.

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I've been suffering from formally Dx glaucoma for about 6 years now but intra-ocular pressure was elevated for 5 years before that. Using Xalacom eyedrops and pressure remains between 19 to 21. Also using Carnosine eyedrops with excellent results in the sense that I maintain an IOP of 19 -21 even when only using the Carnosine drops. At present I use Xalacom every other day and Carnosine drops daily. I hope my IOP can improve with the continious use of carnosine drops.

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Hey, thanks for the info! How's the vision?

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I have very bad myopia - 13.25 and -10.00. My myopia has become worse over the years but I have what is considered 'malignant' myopia from childhood. About 1% of the general population suffers from this genetic form of nearsightedness. So far the impact of the glaucoma on my vision is insignificant except for infrequent blurry vision during low light levels. The prescription drops however makes my eyes very red. I'm also now well within the age range for reading glasses and have a script for reading glasses. My ophtalmologist has suggested lens implants because of my severe myopia making bifocals not very practical

One significant change however came after about 3 months of using the carnosine eyedrops when I realised that scars from an earlier episode of central serous retinopathy are becoming less visible in my field of vision. I can also manage reading etc quite well again with my monovision glasses! This definately shows that the carnosine is rejuvenating the cells significantly. I've been using the carnosine only since 21January 2012 with this amazing results and plan to continue using it indefinately.

There is also some evidence that my glaucoma is improving but it is too soon to get a definate clinical opinion in this regard.

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Intraocular lens implants would make a huge difference, Francois . . . and I think the doctors don't even remove the natural lens when these lenses are used to treat myopia. I was severely myopic since childhood, and lens implants restored my vision to 20/40. I only need reading glasses now.




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Shanny I'm such a coward when it comes to operations etc. but it is good to know that you had excellent results. My ophtalmologist also thinks that I will never look back. My retinas are 'stretched', something that is often associated with severe myopia and she wants to proactively laser my retinas before doing the lens implants to prevent possible retinal detachment. All in all it would be 4 operations. It would be heaven on earth to get rid of thick lenses, which at 1.74 index are still like bottle bottoms. So yes, I hope to overcome my irrational fears and get it done by the end of this year.

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I've not hade glaucoma. But had retina surgery on my right eye and got to go get the left eye done on 16 Aug 12 because of blood vessels
Hemeregine in my eye the scaring made me just about blind in my right eye 3 years ago but the operation was a success just hope the left eye is too

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Welcome, stuntman, I'm hoping it works for you too!




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PATDART - thanks hoping it does too and thanks for the welcome I've read a lot on here already and it's good to hear other stories great for and I'm glad I found it

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