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Glaucoma and vision loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
User :   i was here some mins back but my internet connection timed out
User :   i was talkin 2 a doctor concerning glaucoma
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go on
User :   my mom has glaucoma n i want to know if the situation could be corrected
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did the attack come all of a sudden or was it gradual?
Doctor :   the vision loss
User :   it was gradual
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what medications is she on?
User :   n so far she cant see thru one eye (barely) n she cant see thru the other one
Doctor :   ok
User :   she was on eye drops before but she stopped since she couldnt see any marked improvements
Doctor :   she could go for surgery
User :   okay,.....could both eyes be saved?
Doctor :   that could save some vision in the remaining eye
User :   okay,....n this surgery is?.....n how much does it cost?
Doctor :   that depends upon the type of procedure and the hospital
Doctor :   first she needs to be evaluated
Doctor :   thoroghly
User :   okay...
Doctor :   then depending upon the ophthalmologists opinion
Doctor :   surgery is decided
User :   okay
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
User :   the previous doctor we chatted with suggested trabeculoplasty
User :   or
User :   trabeculectomy
Doctor :   yes
User :   no other health condition i know of
Doctor :   that has to be decided by the ophthalmologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any high bp?
Doctor :   diabetes?
User :   NO HIGH BP/DIABETES
how much could that cost,....and what other measures could we take in the time being
User :   NO HIGH BP/DIABETES
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as i said the cost would depend
Doctor :   are you an Indian?
User :   WHILE WE TRY 2 RAISE THE MONEY REQUIRED,....SO THAT THE GOOD EYE DOESNT DETERIORATE TO D CONDITION OF THE OTHER
Doctor :   small sips of water
Doctor :   should be taken
Doctor :   there are some exercises available which reduce eye tension
Doctor :   but she should do them only after consultation with an ophthalmologist
Doctor :   which place are you from?
User :   AM NIGERIAN NOT INDIAN,....Y DO U ASK
Doctor :   because we know the cost roughly in India only
User :   OK
User :   so some examples of eye exercises she could do are?.....
Doctor :   in India it is around 35,000-40,000 Rs
Doctor :   roughly
User :   dats how much roughly in dollars
Doctor :   that can be advised only by the ophthalmologist
Doctor :   i cant say
Doctor :   i am afraid
Doctor :   as the cost depends on the hospital
Doctor :   and the area
User :   ok.....
Doctor :   the going rate in your area
User :   ok,.....i know say i'm interested in her doing it in india,....
Doctor :   ok
User :   how much does the rupee convert to a dollar
Doctor :   can you hold on for some time?
User :   ok
Doctor :   800-900 dollars
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   okay
User :   i have filled the forms,....thank you,...and i will try and see an optomologist to know the different eye exercises she could do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no
User :   thnks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   you are welcome
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