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Posted By: dconway60
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Joined Date: 10 Jun 2019

I wonder if anyone has experienced similar may be able to help please?

Will try to abbreviate as far as possible.  Diagnosed early this year with primary narrow angle, both eyes, as an incidental finding when referred by optician to local hospital.  I had no eye problems/symptoms prior to diagnosis.

Consultant diagnosed narrow angles, said I needed laser iridotomy though eye pressures not elevated.  Had surgery in mid Feb and that's when the problems began.

Since the iridotomy, I have a permanent white line across my vision in both eyes which I find very distracting.  Just as bad is that, as someone who struggles with sleep, I always used to read from a Kindle or my tablet (I wear reading glasses) in low light when I went to bed.  I can no longer to do this as since surgery, within a minute or so, I have intense burning in my eyes (such as when you have been chopping chillies and touch your eye accidentally) and my eyes stream.

I had various info sheets from the clinic but none that mentioned these side effects.

The hospital failed to send me a post surgery follow up appt (which should have been a week after) and due to an overburdened NHS I have just had my follow up this morning.

Told consultant of problems, he pretty much dismissed them and said use artificial tears, remember to blink a lot and get my glasses prescription re checked but my latest eye test/new glasses are only five months old.

Has anyone else had these problems and did they get better over time please?


Posted : 10 Jun 2019

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