QUOTE (buttercup-bob @ 13/05/2011, 11:45 PM)
I have been long sighted my whole life and worn glasses since i was 16 months old. This is more likely why you were prescribed them.
As for the glacouma, my mum was diagonsed with very early stage last year and has been prescribed eye drops to reduce the pressure in her eyes, similar to what PP has mentioned. The opthamologist (sp) which is treating my mum told her that she has more chance of dying from old age than going blind, providing that she keeps taking the eye drops as prescribed and takes measure to reduce her overall blood pressure (in her case, lose a sh*t load of weight).
Have you had the eye ultrasound yet? this will tell you wayyy more detail and IMO you shouldnt have been told to much unless you have the ultrasound.
Thanks for all your replies
as i said i really know nothing so didn't even know about an ophthalmologist so i guess back to the gp to get a referral.
Also no i haven't had an ultrasound yet how do they go about that? do i have to go to my gp or optometrist or do they do it at the ophthalmologist place?