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On my way back from Florida in late May it rained most of the way and I drove in a mist and I thought that was what was affecting my vision until the weather cleared up and my vision didn't, I was already scheduled for laser eye surgery to fix some Glaucoma issues on July 24, so I figured I would just wait until then but my vision continued to get worse, I had difficulty reading both printed material and computer generated print and other issues too, so after consulting my eye doctor at the VA Hospital here in Columbia, SC she recommended I go to the emergency room and that was what I did yesterday and after 6 hours, it was very busy, I got a thorough examination and after they consulted with the eye doctor on call I was released and told to come back to the eye clinic this morning and after even more doctors and tests it was determined that the cataracts that I have had for almost 42 years that were caused by one of the anti-rejection drugs Prednisone a steroid for my kidney transplant, had grown considerably. So now I am in the process of getting ready for cataract surgery, I am not exactly sure when it will be yet, but soon I hope.
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Good luck, John. I am dealing with glaucoma myself. I asked my eye doctor repeatedly why my right eye was getting harder to see out of for four years and she kept saying it was just a "floater." I went to see a glaucoma specialist and he confirmed my diagnosis that it was glaucoma. Using the eye drops has helped and it is somewhat better. Losing some of your vision will give you an alarm and seeking help is the first step in figuring out what is happening.



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On my way back from Florida in late May it rained most of the way and I drove in a mist and I thought that was what was affecting my vision until the weather cleared up and my vision didn't, I was already scheduled for laser eye surgery to fix some Glaucoma issues on July 24, so I figured I would just wait until then but my vision continued to get worse, I had difficulty reading both printed material and computer generated print and other issues too, so after consulting my eye doctor at the VA Hospital here in Columbia, SC she recommended I go to the emergency room and that was what I did yesterday and after 6 hours, it was very busy, I got a thorough examination and after they consulted with the eye doctor on call I was released and told to come back to the eye clinic this morning and after even more doctors and tests it was determined that the cataracts that I have had for almost 42 years that were caused by one of the anti-rejection drugs Prednisone a steroid for my kidney transplant, had grown considerably. So now I am in the process of getting ready for cataract surgery, I am not exactly sure when it will be yet, but soon I hope.
John, Ensure they know you live alone and are unable to administer the required drops for pre and post surgery. These drops are important and must get into your eye and not just close. Please, please, take the time to get them shaking their heads yes that you need help with this.
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John, Ensure they know you live alone and are unable to administer the required drops for pre and post surgery. These drops are important and must get into your eye and not just close. Please, please, take the time to get them shaking their heads yes that you need help with this.
Rick,

I have been using eye drops throughout every day for years due to the Prednisone drying my eyes and since September of last year I have also been using eye drops for the glaucoma, so I am good at it now, but I'll mention it anyway.
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I have been using eye drops throughout every day for years due to the Prednisone drying my eyes and since September of last year I have also been using eye drops for the glaucoma, so I am good at it now, but I'll mention it anyway.
I just want the best for you John. In the eye, not close.
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I went to an eye doctor back in 2001 for a checkup. He told me that I had eye pressure and was going to get glaucoma.
I opted for lens replacement surgery and the removing of the eye lens cured glaucoma and I now have had 20/20 vision for all these years.
He told me that my vision wouldn't change for the rest of my life.
So far, it hasn't.
Just had them checked a month ago. Still 20/20.
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I went to an eye doctor back in 2001 for a checkup. He told me that I had eye pressure and was going to get glaucoma.
I opted for lens replacement surgery and the removing of the eye lens cured glaucoma and I now have had 20/20 vision for all these years.
He told me that my vision wouldn't change for the rest of my life.
So far, it hasn't.
Just had them checked a month ago. Still 20/20.
That was the same diagnosis I got yesterday.
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Good luck John. I have macular degeneration in my left eye witch is the only eye I have. Once a month I get a shot in my left eye. Its not if ill go blind its when. I sure do wish that they could do eye transplant I have a hand leg or arm I would trade for one.
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Good luck John. I have macular degeneration in my left eye witch is the only eye I have. Once a month I get a shot in my left eye. Its not if ill go blind its when. I sure do wish that they could do eye transplant I have a hand leg or arm I would trade for one.
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john i just got my eyes done,,, its not to bad and i could do the drops but i admit i missed a few,,,
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