I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh
on Jan 2, 2014 -
I just had a complicated detached retina repaired. Now my eye doctor has prescribed oral steroids (prednisolone). I don't know how long the overall course is planned to be but I'm tapering down from 60mg/day to 7.5 mg/day over about 8 or 9 weeks, when I see the doctor again.
I'm freaking out about side effects and withdrawal. Please tell me your personal experiences with oral steroids and suggest what I should do (without giving me medical advice).
posted by mgrrl
on Oct 31, 2013 -
We've just noticed one of our kitties (22 days old) has red eyes. His pupils, to be precise, are red. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by jgwong
on Sep 10, 2013 -
For the past two weeks, I've had a big noticeable distracting "floater" right
in the middle of my field of vision in my dominant eye. Since it first showed up, it hasn't moved, grown, shrunk or done anything else exciting. But it's driving me batshit — it's distracting as hell when I try to read, for instance — and I'm vaguely worried it might be a symptom of something nasty. What should I do? Is there anything I can do?
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______.
on Feb 25, 2013 -
What could be causing flashes of light in front of my eyes when I look out of the extreme corners of my eyes? Retinal detachment or migraine precursor has been ruled out. [more inside]
posted by Revie1
on Jul 8, 2012 -
Yesterday or the day before I noticed one of my cats was squinting a little in one eye. Then she started producing thick yellow goop. This morning there was a lot more thick yellow goop. This evening I noticed the nictating membrane of that eye is a little pinker and more swollen than the other one. She is having no trouble breathing and her appetite, thirst, and energy are normal. I don't have a lot of money. How urgent is this situation? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Dec 2, 2011 -
Eye Glasses filter: Please recommend the best eye glasses that make you forget you are even wearing them. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93
on Nov 28, 2010 -
I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Aug 20, 2010 -
Any special first aid for getting splashed in the eye with cooking oil? (not hot oil, just room temp) [more inside]
posted by leticia
on Feb 26, 2010 -
A friend requires cataract surgery in the near future, and has some questions about his options for MeFites who've pondered the same issues. [more inside]
posted by catlet
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I have a contact lens that has folded on itself and is stuck in the extreme upper corner of my eye. How do I get it out? The usual methods haven't worked. [more inside]
posted by nihraguk
on Apr 12, 2009 -
I have been blind in one eye since the age of two, so I know nothing of this whole binocular vision thing that people keep talking about, [more inside]
posted by kanemano
on Mar 6, 2009 -
In the event that I cut my eye open while shaving with a straight razor, what steps can I take to improve the chances of keeping my eye. [more inside]
posted by demon666
on Jan 20, 2009 -