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I was diagnosed with the start of cataract in both eyes, with the right one more advanced but still mild adn the left one hardly there. I'm seeing the eye people again later today to pick up my new glasses and discuss options with them re the right eye cataract and also for them toi check that a detached retina has healed itself, which I'm sure it has bc no symptoms for weeks now.
I'm concerned that I keep hearing "they" won't operate on cataracts until they're really bad, although this doesn't seem to apply to people with private health cover (in Australia).
What do people do in the meantime in this situation? I live alone & fairly isolated and can't socialise at night any more without other people's help, bc oncoming headlights blind me. I've had two falls on steps & stairs because my hand missed the right hand railing and I'm continually dropping, breaking and spilling things.l
I'm also VERY concerned that if this isn't fixed by next summer I won't be able to see to drive out of town in a bushfire situation, which is fairly common where I live and I can't stay in smoky conditions because I also have COPD.
I guess what I need to know is the delay in operating a medical issue or a financial one? If the latter I will kick up a HUGE fuss! Australia is supposed to be a "classless society" but guess what, not always when it comes to medical treatmentF!
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