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Misdiagnosis Almost Cost My Eyes

This article was written for Change.org.

Durham, NC – I am a patient recently diagnosed with glaucoma. I am far sighted so I was regular seeing a optometrist on yearly basis to get glasses and eye exam. Since last October I was having symptoms of right eye on and off blurry vision and redness. I went to my optometrist several times over 3 wks and was told to have pink eye and put on drops. It was just not getting any better. I am a pharmacist and felt it was not right. I finally made an appointment to see a ophthalmologist. It turned out I had a narrow angle glaucoma! I needed a laser treatment! By the time I went to ophthalmologist I already lost some of my vision and now I have a fixed enlarged pupil! I have to wear sunglasses all the time and have hard time to drive at night! I was told I could be totally blind if it was…

Source: Change.org

Date Published: February 2017

HB36 is a dangerous bill before the North Carolina General Assembly. If passed, HB36 will enable Optometrists, who did not attend medical school, the ability to perform eye surgery within our state.