Vision already damaged can never be recovered.

India
July 26, 2011 12:10pm CST
I recently came across a patient who had developed cataract in one of his eyes, the right eye. He was advised extraction of the cataractous lens with implantation of posterior chamber intraocular lens by the ophthalmologist as there is every chance of bursting out of lens material with subsequent formation of phacolytic glaucoma or swelling of lens material giving rise to phacomorphic glaucoma. But he did not pay heed to the advice of the doctor. A few days ago, he had an acute attack of pain and lacrimation in his right eye with great diminution of vision. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed as a case of phacomorphic glaucoma. He was operated upon without any delay with some additional safety measures. But the doctor gave no assurance of full restoration of vision as damage already done by acute attack of glaucoma can never be recovered. Thus if he suffers any visual loss, it is due to his own negligence and nobody is to blame for it. So my earnest plea to all my friends of mylot is that never neglect any problem of your eyes and always seek the advice of an ophthalmologist and act accordingly.
10 responses
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jul 11
I certainly would seek the advice of an aphthalmologist and would act accordingly if there was any problems with my eyes. I enjoy being online and using them for other things too much to let them get very bad. People need to eat better diets and take better care of their bodies. Me included!
• India
10 Jan 12
I am not sure how much old you are. But I think it is wise to get a regular health check up after 40 years of age.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jan 12
I am well over 40 and I do see my doctor regualarly.
• India
13 Jan 12
Then you are probably using a bifocal lens. Am I right?
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
27 Jul 11
I am one of those people who is guilty of not paying much attention to my health. But i would never ever ignore a doctor's advise. If there's one thing i'm good at, it's obeying what my doctor strongly advise. I couldn't risk my health at all now that i have a family of my own. I have a husband who loves me and a son who is needing my constant care. I can't imagine losing any of my senses due to my own negligence.
• India
10 Jan 12
I can not understand if you are guilty of not paying much attention to your health, how would it be possible for you to follow the advice of the doctor because I think under such condition, you would not visit a doctor and hence there is no question of either ignoring or following a doctor's advise. I think you have understood what I want to mean.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
I don't pay much attention to my health because i'm too lazy to exercise though now and then i do jog and i even posted here that i became dedicated to running but only for awhile and now i'm back to being lazy. When i get sick and the doctor would tell me that i need medication then i do it. The point is i rarely go to my doctor but when i do, i follow the doctor's advice. Now is it clear?
• India
16 Jan 12
This means that unless you become ill, you do not pay any attention to your health as you do not feel the necessity of going any doctor. Then I would advise you to follow the habits of maintaining a good health that would always help you to keep away from a doctor.
• United States
19 Aug 11
This is very true and getting a second and or third opinion prior to any eye surgery is very necessary. Our grandmother went in for what was suppose to be a simple cataract surgery and lost her entire vision from the eye. Something to do with tissue tearing and her eye was complete elevated where the pupil was lifted as well. Therefore, one must be sure who they are also seeing before they enter in any type of eye surgery.
• India
10 Jan 12
Yes, before any sort of surgery or any vital decision for a complicated disease, it is always wise to take a second opinion. But it is also true that often there is variation of opinion among the doctors and the sufferer is always the unfortunate patient. So it is always better to consult with a renowned doctor.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 Jul 11
I get my eyes checked every two years! I will not mess with my eye sight! I am near sighted but I don't want to go through any problems like this man in your discussion! Losing your eye sight because of ignoring it,is not a good thing!
• India
10 Jan 12
Yes, you are absolutely right in your decision.
@anil02 (2886)
• India
27 Jul 11
Hello, Your advise is great, if we all take it serious than we can save us from serious health problem. If any disease is diagnose within time than it is easy to cure.
• India
27 Jul 11
Yes, you are right, so it is rightly said; 'a stitch in time saves nine'.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 11
Yes, that is true, once a person have developed cataract, he should immediately seek for medical advice because once it is riped, it will burst anytime, and once it burst, it will be a complexion and the possibility to be blind will be high. I am not sure how is the cost for the cataract extraction surgery in your country but here it is about $1700 for once eye. So it is not cheap.
• India
27 Jul 11
In our country that is in India, cataract surgery is done free of cost at any government hospital under the 'National Programme for Control of Blindness'. So if you are poor, you may visit a government hospital for the purpose and if you are rich, you may go to any private hospital where the cost depends on the reputation of the surgeon as well as on the reputation of that private hospital.
@vandana7 (62543)
• India
26 Jul 11
I trust opthalmologists. :) At least the ones I came across were truly interested in my eyes, and not in their bank balances. :) So I guess, I am purely lucky. I still dont need a pair of specs, do you know that? And I am 52. And I have worked for more than 25 odd years with computers.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
26 Jul 11
My only question would be did he neglect to get this procedure done because he just didn't worry about it or was it because he could not afford it. I have known people who don't take medicine they need or cut it in half because they cannot afford to pay for it, do not have and cannot get health insurance that will pay for it. and/or cannot qualify for assistance. Many times they are too embarassed to admit this to their health care professional or even to friends. They know the risks they are taking and they do worry about the consequences and a lot of times they do suffer the results. But, they honestly feel that they have no other choice.
• India
26 Jul 11
I think he just didn't worry about it because in our country, India, cataract surgery can be done at any state run hospital free of cost under the 'National Programme for Control of Blindness'. So the question of failure to afford to pay for the said surgery does not hold good. It is mere negligence, I believe.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
26 Jul 11
you are right my dear friend not only eyes but also any part of our body will damaged then never recovered if its proper treatment is not take. Now no one can help us we should take our own care. You are not ready to came with in mylot picnic see my discussion mylot picnic.
• India
26 Jul 11
You are obviously right in your opinion. But one thing that I must mention is that in other organs, you may remove a part of it if it requires so, but in case of your eyes all the parts are very important and you can only part with your lens without hampering the function of the eye.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
27 Jul 11
Yes, very hard and it will take time if you rebuild it . The rule of tumb may be is, be care of what you say and do.