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They can't refer for a routine eye exam, only for things like eye/orbit injuries, glaucoma, or other eye diseases. Even then referrals would be for an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist.
If you're in post-secondary, chances are you have some sort of health coverage included in tuition if you haven't opted out; or at least it was very common when I went through it. This would help reduce the cost for both the exam and glasses.
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Well, I saw the surgeon - one who has a very high reputation. He said my cataracts were Grade 4, nuclear + PSC mixed, and the lens hardness was +4 on a scale of 0 to 6. He said that if I asked him to remove my cataracts, he would do it, but frankly admitted to me that "cataract surgery does not restore normal vision to what it was before the cataracts", and that patients experience all kinds of trouble post-op, so I should prepare myself for that eventuality. Of course, when you're faced with going blind, you don't have much choice, and many people do have good visual outcomes.
He also said I knew far more about cataracts than he did, although his wife was also an ophthalmologist and a lecturer on the retina and cornea at a university. I asked him to introduce someone doing cataract research, and he echoed my lament that he knew of no-one in this country. Finally, I said I would try to hold out until maybe December, when there may be clinical trials of non-surgical methods.
It's been a while since I posted here. Recently, I slipped on a smooth rock surface, landed flat on my back and fractured 3 ribs, as well as compressing the right lung. Which has meant that I'm unable to lie flat, or sleep in a bed any more. I'm hoping that within a month or two, the ribs, cartilage and tendons will have healed sufficiently to allow me to sleep in a bed again. Right now I have to sleep sitting in a chair, sprawled forwards on a table and I can tell you, it's not much fun. It also means I cannot lie down to have cataract surgery either.
The hospital focused their treatment on the lung, more or less ignoring the ribs, so I went to a chiropractor who taped and strapped the ribs with elastic material in an effort to hold them in alignment while they heal. He also applied a microwave heating device to the ribs, and the feet which are swollen due to my sleeping position. But the microwaves seem to have made my cataracts a whole lot worse, which is not surprising since I have irradiation cataracts. I'm going to refuse future microwave treatments. Not to mention the 10 chest X-rays, and the CT-scans I had - they also made things yellower and foggier. If a light is shining in front of me, I can barely see my hand in front of my face. If I darken the room, I can see better although it's still yellow.
Which brings me to my main point. Most of us have radiation cataracts, meaning that ionizing radiation, microwaves or UV are the root cause of the damage to our eye lens. Therefore, we need ways to halt the damage, and reverse it if possible. A few years ago, Trevithick et al had found that a combination of pycnogenol, beta-carotene and vitamin C partially reversed irradiation cataracts. So I now take pycnogenol, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E and vitamin C for this purpose. I just hope that one day, I will notice an improvement.
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