Sorry this is a bit long...
I am partially sighted and have been regular eye
appointments. It's complicated because I have optic nerve damage in one eye which means I have lost most of the vision in that eye and the other is lazy. I have a PVD which is incomplete going on in the good but lazy eye. Both eyes have early cataracts, blepheritis and dry eye. The dry eye is actually really troublesome atm and is making what vision I have really blureed and causing a lot of glare. I have been have regular appointments at one hospital and they have been doing everything they can to help. But today I was sent for an appointment at a different hospital.
So today's eye test I could tell went poorly, I struggled even with the top line a bit, and could just see bits of the second. And I felt the dry eye blurriness was causing a lot of the problem. And yet when I got sent through to the dr he really didn't seem very concerned at all with the dry eye. I've been trying drops from the pharmacist but I seem to be allergic to the ingredient which is common in most eye drops. After a lot of pushing the dr prescribed me different drops. Only the hospital pharmacist didn't have them. They said they could do them without preservative but they cost a bit more so the dr would have to agree to sign for this. He refused and said I will have to see my Gp. (I've checked and even preservative free costs less than the prescription but you can't buy them without so I'm a bit disappointed in this - the gp appointment must cost the NHS more)
Then I noticed the test results on my letter to the GP and and supposedly my test was 6/12 and 6/24 which is notably better than the test I did just a couple of weeks ago at an emergency appointment about the PVD and I know I did noticeably worse from the lines I could read.
Also, when I asked about my next appointment the doctor just sort of shrugged and said, 'I don't see much point, if there's anything new tell your GP'
The last hospital had said that if my sight deteriorated further they would change my status from visually impaired to severely visually impaired and that might get me a bit more help at least. But nothing was mentioned at this hospital. I am hoping that I can get some help with the dry eye and there might be some improvement again but I don't know yet so I felt rather like I'd been dropped at a point when I'm really struggling.
My first port of call is to get those drops from the Gp asap but I'm really not sure what to do about the rest. DH thinks I should complain (he came with and felt I was rushed through and things were not right) but I just want to work out what to do to get the best help I can.
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