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Brian A. Francis, MD in CA, USA Supports Home Eye Pressure Monitoring

Submitted by FitEyesAdmin on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:26pm

A FitEyes member has recommended Brian A. Francis, MD, MS after trying six other glaucoma specialists who were not to her liking. The FitEyes member has just purchased her own tonometer and will be using it with the full support of Dr. Francis.

 

Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Department: Department of Ophthalmology

Locations: Doheny Eye Institute

Areas of Treatment:

Example Letter to Doctor Requesting a Prescription for A Tonometer for Home Monitoring

Submitted by dave on Sat, 11/20/2010 - 11:30am

This is an actual letter drafted by a FitEyes member for the purpose of obtaining a prescription for a tonometer she could use to monitor her eye pressure at home. She had previously not had success obtaining a prescription, but with this letter her doctor agreed! I asked her permission to share her letter. (I removed personal info before posting it.) Here it is.

Dear Doctor ______,

Dr. Janet A Betchkal, MD - Jacksonville, FL USA - Not supportive

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/28/2010 - 11:38am

Dr. Janet A Betchkal, MD has not taken the time to educate herself about self-tonometry and she is generally dismissive and not supportive of the practice. It is possible this will change in the future if one or more of her patients helps educate her.

New York City - Robert Ritch, MD - Highly Supportive of Self-Tonometry

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/28/2010 - 11:35am

There may not be any ophthalmologist anywhere who is more interested in self-tonometry than Dr. Robert Ritch in New York City. People come from all over the world to see him. He is one of the top glaucoma specialists in the world.

See this blog post for more about Dr. Ritch:

http://fiteyes.com/Robert-Ritch-Glaucoma-Specialist

See these links for more information, including his office locations:

Recommended Doctors - Posting Rules

Submitted by dave on Sat, 08/28/2010 - 11:12am

In this forum you may post information about doctors you know to be supportive of home eye pressure monitoring. In my experience, most ophthalmologists and doctors of optometry will offer support to motivated patients who wish to monitor their eye pressure at home. However, some doctors are enthusiastic while others are reluctant. If your current doctor is reluctant to support your desire to do home monitoring, you can help educate your doctor.

Many FitEyes members have won over their doctors by simply discussing the topic with them. Sometimes it takes more than one discussion.

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