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BANGKOK 14 November 2018 01:20
balo

Eye exam to check for cataracts - Bangkok - Pattaya

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My dad had cataract and my brother also was diagnosed with it a few years ago , so I want to find out if I'm at an early stage or maybe I don't have to worry . 

 

Which doctor do you recommend in Pattaya/Chonburi (not BPH) or in Bangkok . Thanks. 

 

 

 

 

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Any doctor can diagnose cataracts, they are plainly visible.  Treatment on the other hand should be left to an Ophthalmologist 

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You would go directly to an ophthalmologist for both diagnosis and treatment.  Any hospital will have several on staff and probably, if found, a specialist to provide treatment.  They are not normally removed until vision is impaired.  They, in themselves, are not normally serious and removal is routine operation.  But important to make sure you do not have other issues so ophthalmologist exam is good to have to make sure no glaucoma or other issues (which may be treatable).

 

Rutnin Eye Hospital is probably the largest dedicated facility in Thailand and has been operating for decades.  It is busy but very well organized in my experience and has experts in all areas of eye care and should not cost more than most other facilities.  But as said any ophthalmologist should be able to provide an answer to your question.

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Rutnin is indeed the best lace for a comprehensive eye exam. (Cataracts are ntp the only thing to be concerned about).

 

Cataracts do nto require treatment until they are interfering significantly with your vision and there is no particular advantage to knowing you are at an early stage with one. There is, however, considerable advantage to early detection of several other common eye problems.

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5 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Cataracts do nto require treatment until they are interfering significantly with your vision and there is no particular advantage to knowing you are at an early stage with one.

Thanks Sheryl.

My brother told me his doctor said it's an advantage to detect it early , but maybe that's just to be aware it will become a problem later on.  

My right eye is a little blurry compared to the left , so I just want to know if they can detect any problems. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, balo said:

Thanks Sheryl.

My brother told me his doctor said it's an advantage to detect it early , but maybe that's just to be aware it will become a problem later on.  

My right eye is a little blurry compared to the left , so I just want to know if they can detect any problems. 

 

 

 

 

Yes, they can detect a host of problems including cataract, galucoma, retinal degeneration etc.

 

It is a good idea to have a comprehensive eye exam every few years, more often if experiencing symptoms.

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Excellent advice.  Never play games with your eyes or try to spare any expense as it is the only set you are getting.  That's what my parents always told me.

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On 10/17/2018 at 5:09 PM, balo said:

My right eye is a little blurry compared to the left , so I just want to know if they can detect any problems.

An update on this

I went to Rutnin as recommended by Sheryl. I did several tests and talked to 2 different doctors , they both studied my right eye , and one of them told me what I had was rare (double vision) .  

 

My right eye diagnosis : Monocular double vision + Irregular astigmatism. 

 

So I don't know how serious it is , the mono double vision is very irritating but it is something I have had since young age. Just like a shadow .  But the other problem make my eye sight worse.  

 

And glasses will not correct it , my vision is 20/25 which is not a big issue , so I guess only surgery could help me. 

 

They want me in for further examinations but cataract was not mentioned.

 

   

 

  

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After the examination they told me I should get some eye drops but they must have forgot it.  Do I need prescription for that ?

What type of eye drops can I get at the pharmacy ?   That could be good for dry , blurry eyes? 

 

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