Glaucoma

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  1. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/glaucoma.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaucoma
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20372839

    1. Who has Glaucoma?
    2. What Type?
    3. How long have you had it?
    4. What Treatments have you undergone?
    5. What's your prognosis?
    6. Are you still Driving?
    -->Peripheral Vision is usually first affected.<--

    A score under at least 70% on the D.O.T. Physical at Peripheral Vision Test (Page 3) results in additional REQUIRED Testing OR simply being done with A & B Truck Driving.

    That's where I am.
    Score of 55 Degrees, both Eyes, last month. In '17 score was 85 Degrees.
    Started Trucking in late '98, ending '19.

    I've had:
    Laser Surgery
    Doctors often recommend laser surgery before incisional surgery, unless the eye pressure is very high or the optic nerve is badly damaged. During laser surgery, a focused beam of light is used to treat the eye's trabecular meshwork (the eye's drainage system). This helps increase the flow of fluid out of the eye.
    https://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/laser-surgery.php
    https://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/conventional-surgery.php
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    5 Common Glaucoma Tests:
    Tonometry--Inner Eye Pressure
    Opthalmoscopy--Shape and Color of Optic Nerve
    Perimetry--Visual Field Test
    Genioscopy--Angle of the Eye where Iris meets Cornea
    Pachymetry--Thickness of the Cornea
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    Thank You For Your Time and Comments!!
    CHEERS!!
     
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  2. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode AD-FREE USER

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    Fortunately my eyes are good other than an upgrade in my prescription every 5 or 6 years now, my problem is there are times I'm wearing my glasses as I'm looking for my glasses, yep....I know.
     
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  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    When I call in sick I tell them....

    I have anal glaucoma ..... I just don't see my azz going to work
     
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  4. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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  5. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I have the same problem at times. Doc tells me it & other senior moments are caused by seeing too many sunsets.
     
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