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View Topic "DVLA field-test failure"

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Posted By: Nikky
Total Posts: 10
Joined Date: 11 Nov 2004
I wasn't very happy when I was told that I must stop using Pilocarpine for 24 hours before my next eye examination- so the optic nerve could be examine. I must still use the Xlatan at night. My pressures are 20/21 and can go higher. She said my pressures will be high but she can soon bring them down again. Now, since reading your artile in IGA NEWS where it is stated...a missed drop, you lose a little bit of sight I am very worried. Am I putting my sight at risk through leaving off the pilocarpine - or will one day not make much difference. At the field test last week I didn't perform so well. What are your views
Posted : 14 Jun 2007
Posted By: glitterchick
Total Posts: 43
Joined Date: 8 Dec 2004
As long as you follow your consultant's advice you'll be fine. Pilocarpine makes your pupil go smaller (or it should -- didn't with me), and it sounds as if your consultant wants your pupil to be normal/larger so that she can examine your eye better. I really don't think one day will make much difference, especially as your consultant is asking you to do this -- if she thought that the pressure would go through the roof I'm sure she wouldn't be asking you to stop taking it.
Posted : 14 Jun 2007
Posted By: wilvinho
Total Posts: 5
Joined Date: 27 Nov 2004
Hi, just to say I worried needlessly, my pressures on examination was 23/25 so were not that much higher than usual. The reason for me not performing so well at the field test was, she believed, due to the cataracts. She said the operation MAY help. I just wished she was more positive about it. So am considering going for it, any comments.
Posted : 14 Jun 2007
Posted By: bexaustin
Total Posts: 19
Joined Date: 10 Nov 2005
dont you just love the way doctors always say may be beneficial they are never certain its so confusing your left completely on your own to make what could be a life changing decision! Cataract surgery is very good these days your in and out of hosp in a day and its not particularly painful, more uncomfortable, if there is a chance it will improve your vision i personally would go for it, not sure bout the stats but i think success rate for cataract surgery is very high. You know your own body if you feel its the best option then do it, if your having doubts talk with doc bout it before making any final decision. Good luck with it, you'll be fine im sure.
Posted : 14 Jun 2007
Posted By: wilvinho
Total Posts: 5
Joined Date: 27 Nov 2004
Hi, pleased to tell you that I have had the cataract removed from my left eye - and I feel a miracle has happened. Everything is so bright and clear I am really pleased. Thank you for advice.
Posted : 14 Jun 2007

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