Time to See a Retina Specialist

I received a call from Dr. Pro late this afternoon regarding my OCT scan from Monday.  Before the call, Dr. Pro talked with Dr. Ayers to discuss the scan.  They both agreed that there is swelling in the retina.  Dr. Pro told me that sometimes this occurs when the IOP is low, which mine has been since my trab in 2003.  He didn’t think it would come on all of a sudden from low IOP though.  My IOP has been between five and seven at just about every eye appointment I’ve had since spring or summer 2003 (except for that dramatic increase after the partial cornea transplant when it rose so quickly it made me vomit multiple times on Friday, 5 Dec 2008 — the day after the surgery.)

Dr. Pro recommended a couple of retina specialists at Wills Eye, who also have an office at the Pagoda Building in Bala Cynwyd.  It was too late in the day to get an appointment today, so I’ll call them tomorrow and set something up.  I’d like to get something quickly to stop further decrease in my vision.  I already have an appointment with my local ophthalmologist, John Ruffini, on Friday and will discuss the scan, my options, and the cataract (which was the original reason I made the appointment.)

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Wills Eye Tomorrow

Okay, I’m going to try to keep this short…  I’m scheduled to see my glaucoma specialist tomorrow.  His name, fittingly, is Dr. Pro, and he is…  It was at an appointment with him late in September of last year that he noticed the clouding of my left eye and recommended me see a cornea specialist, which I did within a month.  That led to the December surgery.  I guess I’m hoping for lightning to strike twice.  As I’ve mentioned in previous entries, my vision has been giving me additional trouble over the past few months.  Dr. Ruffini noticed a slight fold in the cornea that was not there the last time I saw him.  Is that the problem, or is it something else?  I am hopeful that Dr. Pro will spot something, and if he does, I hope it can be corrected.  If not, my last bit of hope will come at the end of this month when I see Dr. Ayers, the cornea specialist that put in the 69 year old endothelia and gave me a black eye in the process (don’t worry, I forgave him for the shiner…)

I had also hoped to stop by ASB (Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired – asb.org) tomorrow, as they are just across Walnut Street from Wills Eye.  I didn’t hear back from them, so I don’t know if we stop in.  I don’t get a chance to get out of the store too often, so we’ve got to make the most of it.  Jane and Margaret are covering for Eliz and I tomorrow, by the way.  I will post tomorrow or over the weekend on how he appointment goes.

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