Where do I find an expert in UK in anisometropia???

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Good afternoon,

After having surgery in one eye to remove a corneal scar, I now have an imbalance issue between my two eyes prescription, causing headaches. ( Called anisometropia I believe ). I now wear a contact lens in one eye to bring it in line with the other eye, but I need glasses for reading. The problem  I have is I have been to 4 different opticians/eye doctors & had 4 different prescriptions/reading glasses, and I am still getting headaches. I know the next option is to get LASIK surgery in one eye to bring it in line with the other, I.e. replicating what the contact lens is doing. I need to see someone in the UK who is an expert in eye imbalance issues ( anisometropia ) as it appears standard opticians/optometrists don’t appear to be able to help me. Does anyone know of anyone in the UK who would be an expert in anisometropia???

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    Have you asked the surgeon who did your op?  S/he should be able to advise you.  

    Was it only Optometrists you saw for the eye test?  

    Good luck

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      Good afternoon,

      Thanks for the response, the surgeon in Harley Street that did my two operations to remove the corneal scar ( PTK followed by PRK ) has advised the best action now is to get LASIK on my right eye. I am hesitant to do so as I want to know that glasses will help me with reading, in particular VDU work. If I could get glasses that worked now, that would reassure me that LASIK would do the job! The Optometrist that works with the surgeon gave me a prescription but those glasses gave headaches, and the vision wasn’t correct either, hence that didn’t inspire confidence. So I’ve had 4 reading/VDU prescriptions since I’ve been wearing the contact lens in one eye ( Two were from optometrists/opticians, two were from Ophthalmologists, i.e. who I spoke to with regard to potential LASIK surgery). Before I had surgery, I was getting headaches due to the scar, now I’m getting headaches due to the anisometropia, the contact lens helps for distance, I just need to be able to read, or more importantly VDU work as I need to return to work, hence pretty important. Any advice would be much appreciated. Or any advice where I could go to get a definitive answer as I’m running out of ideas!

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      Are you under an NHS Consultant too? 

      How did you get a corneal scar in the first place?

       

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      Hi there, I was under the NHS consultation when I had the corneal scar, I was referred to Addenbrookes in Cambridge who said they couldn’t do anything, all they did was refer me to a Contact lens lady for hard (RGP) lenses in the eye with the scar. This aided the light sensitivity, and helped with the headaches for a short while, but then the headaches continued. Hence, I then went down the avenue of private consultations to remove the scar.

      As to how I got the scar, it would appear I had it since I was young, when I was about 5 or 6 I had problems with styes on my eyes & apparently I had a corneal scar. I have never found this to be a problem till about 5 or 6 years ago ( when I hit 40 ) when presbyopia kicked in, I found I started to get headaches/migraines so I had to give up my job in the City.

      The operations I had to remove the scar has resolved the light sensitivity, but I am now still getting headaches due to the eye imbalance issue (anisometropia). Hope that helps, thanks....

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