Archive for November 2021
What to do with blurred vision
I recently heard about a question about how to handle patients with blurred vision who might have cataracts. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of blurred vision, so it is a common occurrence for patients to come in with blurred vision and for us to find cataracts as the cause. When I plan…Read More
Nice Space Helmet!
I think that I have discussed this before, but it bears discussion again since a young patient of mine really noticed it this week. The patient in question is younger than 10 years old, which may give insight into his reaction. As I was examining him, he noticed that I was putting on an indirect…Read More
The Helpful Aspects
I recently heard about a patient who felt that she was so sensitive to eye drops that she refused to take any, even after she had cataract surgery. Not only did she have a surgery that required post-operative drops, but she had a post-operative issue that necessitated more eye drops. Still, she felt she was…Read More
Sometimes, I tell my patients who are feeling totally fine that they may end up with a big problem. “You will be in the emergency room, likely with blurred vision, a red eye, and throwing up.” This may sound pretty scary, but these are often the symptoms of an attack of angle closure glaucoma. When…Read More