Cataracts, and now glaucoma too
By Carol Brown
November 17, 2016 8:27pm CST
November 17, 2016 I've been going through the process to take care of my cataracts and along the way the ophalmologist has discovered I also have glaucoma. So he's now referred me to another ophalmologist who will do the cataract surgery and also some sort of surgery to relieve the glaucoma. Meanwhile, I'm using one drop of glaucoma meds in each eye every night at bedtime. This works quite well as long as I don't fall asleep on the couch, lol. I missed one night because of that, but have been diligent otherwise. I have my first consultation with the new doctor on Dec 1. I hope to have the process entirely finished by springtime. Do you think I'm being too optimistic?
15 people like this
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Nov 16
I am sorry that you are going through this. My step mom had to go through this, she had the surgery and she said it was the easiest thing she has been through and she has a beautiful twinkle in her eye now. There is nothing wrong with being too optimistic, you were given some bad news and are looking for the best! Which is the greatest thing anyone can do!
• United States
18 Nov 16
My eye doc says most people get these with old age. No wonder the surgery is so widespread! I had my eyes checked 5 or 6 years ago and told a different eye doc I suspected I had cataracts, but he said no. I'm very sorry that I can now say "I told you so". But I think everything will turn out okay.