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Was just diagnosed with glaucoma, need support!

Eye Conditions | Last Active: Apr 25, 2022 | Replies (62)

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@dsh33782

I second the recommendation to get 2nd opinions when you are unsure if your GS doc is recommending best plan for you, or you just want confirmation. I live in Tampa Bay Florida area and have been fighting glaucoma after 2 detachments for over 25 years now (I'm 75). Every few years I sign-up to fly down to Miami for the day with my wife Charlotte to get a second opinion at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Univ. of Miami. They do a complete exam and field tests and give me advice on current treatment and the progression of the disease. Here are the top 10 ranked eye research centers including Bascom, Wills, and Cleveland Clinic:
https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/ophthalmology
You can ask for references in your area and they may be able to give you references for GS docs who have interned at their institute. I am very happy with my current GS doc and he is happy to refer me to Bascom whenever I want. I am on Medicare which does not cover discretionary second opinions so I did have to pay for them myself. The total including flights was less than $1,000. The peace of mind while fighting this life long battle has been worth it for me.

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@dsh33782 this is wonderful advice.