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Cataract as related to glaucoma? Recommendation for surgery? Alternatives?

Submitted by BobDobbs on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 2:01pm

Hi.  Seemingly as soon as I started using glaucoma eyedrops, I started getting cataract in my right eye.  Then the left eye, and both are very bad now.  I am about to break down and get lens-replacement surgery I guess, as I know if no alternative at this point.

Possibly NAC eyedrops (Can-C) would have worked if I started them early enough, but I didn't. 

Do you know of a glaucoma specialist in Los Angeles?

Submitted by BobDobbs on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 1:51pm

Does anyone know who are the best glaucoma specialists in Los Angeles?

There are both USC and UCLA centers here.  UCLA has the Jules Stein Eye Institute and I'm not sure what USC has.  So there is not shortage of glaucoma specialists here, but ....

who is supportive of self-tonometry?

who is supportive of nutritional approaches, etc.?


Please help ASAP if you know of someone.  Thanks!

Dr. Marc Rose -- Los Angeles, CA & Costa Mesa, CA

Submitted by BobDobbs on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 1:47pm

Dr. Marc Rose is a really good, upbeat, friendly and supportive opthamologist.  As he has said it to me, he supports ANYTHING that brings your IOP down.  He advocates a nutritional approach for patients who will listen, utilizing foods and supplements.  He wrote me a prescription for a tonometer and is supportive of that, although I have yet to find the budget.

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