Hi All x 1 down 2 to go!
I saw the Ophthalmologist today - what an odd visit!!
My intraocular pressures are still up at 25 and 26 but he doesn’t want to diagnose glaucoma yet as he doesn’t trust the optician’s Glaucoma Refinement results - he says the ‘puff’ test is inaccurate!!!
I tried to explain to him that the optician - after the initial ‘puff’ test came back high - then used the same method/machine as the ophthlmologist used today in order to confirm the high pressure was correct. The refinement tests two weeks apart done by the optician showed IOP of 25 and 26 the first time - followed by 27 and 30 the next time!
He even denied receiving any report from the optician!! (I phoned the optician later and he was pretty peed off at the Opthalmologists comments and assured me he had sent the report and copied my GP in - and that he had used the proper equipment and would not rely on the ‘puff’ test!!)
The Ophthalmologist also said he was referring me for a disc scan (??) as my left optic disc is distorted/misshapen. (The optician also mentioned this in his report as well as a couple of haemorrhages).
Then to cap it all he put another patient’s name and address label on the scan referral form - lucky the nurse picked it up or I would have been waiting for it forever - yet another mix up!! EWWW!!! Do they do it on purposse??
He said he could neither confirm or rule out previous Optic Neuritis so no further forward on that xxjenxxx