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Necessity of getting surgery done for angle closure glaucoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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my dad has undergone a laser eye operation, but after 3 months the doc suggested that he still has to undergo further treatment, could you please suggest the necessary as he will be comming shortly and has to get the further treatment done w/o delay
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   can u tell me why was the surgery done ?
User :   earlier he used to have this eye problem where he had some weakness and some drops were suggested, later the problem got worst and he underwent a laser
Doctor :   & can u mention what further treatment is needed ?
User :   i am not aware of wht further treatment is required as what he last told me that he has to under go a full check up an it mihgt lead to later blindness
Doctor :   what kind of weakness ?
User :   blurred vision
Doctor :   do u know what he was diagnosed with ?
Doctor :   was it glaucoma ?
User :   cause of diabetese
User :   and eye pressure is also high
User :   now the pressure is reduced after the laser
Doctor :   yes he had glaucoma as suggested by your history
User :   but my dad is sayin that the docotr said that he does not have the mentioned
Doctor :   blurred vision, high eye pressure are symptoms of glaucoma
User :   the doctor there suggested again he has to do a eye laser or take a special injection
Doctor :   and laser trabaculectomy was the procedure done to relieve it
User :   so wht do u further suggest
Doctor :   may i know what injection has he suggested ?
User :   heis sayin this eye pressure is 20 in the right and 18in the left
Doctor :   ok
User :   my dad is not aware of the name of the injestcion
Doctor :   that is high pressure
Doctor :   can u tell me the medicines he is taking
User :   only xelaton eye drops( sorry the spelling might not be right)
User :   only at nihgt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i think your father could be having angle closure glaucoma ( where the eye fuid drainage is not taking place properly)
User :   so doctor what do u further suggest
Doctor :   i think, you should undergo the procedure
User :   is this procedure avaliable at the hospital
User :   and wht is the procudure
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   i think you can also take a second opinion,
User :   yes i will be goin so
Doctor :   and check out the options from an experienced doc
User :   oh k
User :   could u suggets another place where i can get this second opinion
Doctor :   i think he will be repeating the procedure
User :   ok thank you for your time
Doctor :   also, since i have not recieved all the details of the procedure done, from u
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