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I can't count the number of ophthalmologista that I've seen over a 5 plus year period of time. A couple points that seemed obvious to me but because this is medicine in the 21st century. Tell you PCP a problem that outside their purvey and they're trained to “ refer “ but your sick today and your referral is in 3 months. I like to say to the PCP “ but this Eclipse is TONIGHT! and won't happen again in 800 years “ not one doctor ever gets the metaphor.
I did an obscure search on the net and found a doctor in Richmond VA. I called, explained to the nurse, she put the doc on the phone and said : “ start at the beginning and tell me EVERYTHING” Every doctor who ever said those exact worlds to me turned out to be like a southeastern. These words stood out to me:
1 we can say the you have at least two vision issues going on: one is obvious ; cataracts and 2 at least one other thing that is not obvious, so there maybe be multiple things going on and the goal is to name them all” “ Since every positive exam says that you “ cortical cataract “ are too small to operate (( risk factor ) I suggest you stay away from ophthalmologists who make their money from cataract survey and routine exams and some from the sale of glasses; don't go to them for an opinion. I suggest you search for a neuro-ophthalmologist. There are not many of us. You can see me but you may need to be hear a week or more and bring a driver with you. I'll do a search in your area and call you back.

I'm not saying the a N-O is the answer but they don't asses patients the same way. In most cases they don't do cataract surgery. His other advice was DO NOT HAVE THE CATARACT REMOVED! That can obscure the unknown issues and in fact make the other conditions worse or cause new problems that you don't have. I love this Doc!

Certainly you can do a search for one then call and see if he’ll talk to you before making an appointment. Maybe he’ll be a Mensch? I wish you the best in the new year and forever!

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@stuckonu I’ve seen your posts but am unable to fully respond at this time. Yes, read through the posts as you are able to get the full story. I did have cataract surgery first as that was an issue. But the deteriorating vitreous in my eye was a separate problem unrecognized by the ophalmologist. It was the referral I got to a retinal surgeon (who understood what I was complaining of even though he said he couldn’t see it himself) that led to my Vitrectomy in both eyes—problem solved!