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  • J hall
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    Originally posted by fjk View Post
    Cataracts, on the other hand....

    Either diagnosis, see an ophthalmologist (an md for eyes) and do what s/he says.
    Do not rely on the optometrist for these issues.

    Frank
    Absolutely. My optometrist found the high pressure, and referred me to the ophalmologist, who confirmed and recommended treatment. Lumigan drops. Then, I went to a Dr who specializes in Glaucoma for a second opinion.

    You can't be too careful.

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  • fjk
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    Originally posted by J hall View Post
    My Doctors said, Keep up with your drops and use the normal safety procedures.

    After my diagnosis several years ago, I have had no changes in my field of vision.

    I'm sure you know that glaucoma is caused by pressure of the fluid in the eye creating pressure on the optic nerve. This is usually due to build up on the tribachelar(sp) mesh that regulates eye pressure.

    So that being the case, it is not caused by or related to light, and is covered under you regular medical insurance.
    Cataracts, on the other hand....

    Either diagnosis, see an ophthalmologist (an md for eyes) and do what s/he says.
    Do not rely on the optometrist for these issues.

    Frank

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  • J hall
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    My Doctors said, Keep up with your drops and use the normal safety procedures.

    After my diagnosis several years ago, I have had no changes in my field of vision.

    I'm sure you know that glaucoma is caused by pressure of the fluid in the eye creating pressure on the optic nerve. This is usually due to build up on the tribachelar(sp) mesh that regulates eye pressure.

    So that being the case, it is not caused by or related to light, and is covered under you regular medical insurance.
    Last edited by J hall; 02-07-2012, 05:19 AM.

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  • shovelon
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    Originally posted by knots43 View Post
    Are there additional precautions that need tobe taken while welding if diagnosed as having glaucoma ?
    I would think I would wear UV protection safety glasses in the proximity of any errant arc flashes, whether it be reflections from under the hood or from coworkers. I am really partial to the amber glasses.

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    Are there additional precautions that need tobe taken while welding if diagnosed as having glaucoma ?
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