It is very hard to get information from opticians, optometrists and opthalmologists. They seem to like to obfuscate more than enlighten their patients. Can anyone suggest a good website which explains in simple terms what their job is all about? I had a deterioaration in the sight of both my eyes overnight (I now need glasses for driving and increased magnification for reading). GCA was not admitted by my GP but after a battle, I now have the diagnosis, and after seeing eye doctors, all they could say was that there was no sign of GCA on the retina. However, I was told on fairly good authority that the vessels at the back of my head could have got sticky and caused a clot, thereby causing the sight loss. Patients should not have to fight for information about their eye-sight. The information should be forthcoming and accurate. I think there is a lot going on which the ordinary person is not aware of, including defensive behaviour to protect other professionals from legal claims.
Last edited by Hidden
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.