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Hello...I don't know where else to post this... Perhaps Thai Visa can open a Forum for this....I have Narrow Angle Glaucoma (hereditary)...I live here in Thailand and would like all who have Glaucoma to share, learn,and communicate and help eachother...I also am form a Glaucoma foundation and awareness amongst ExPat Community and Thai National as well...Thank you 

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Let's try this in the Health forum.

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Depends where you live. Dr Captain at Bangkok Hospital Phuket Bright Eyes Center is superb.

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Look it up on google, Narrow Angle Glaucoma.

it can be treated by laser if the eye drops do not work.interesting reading.

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Great James.!.. Thanks for being here....I already had Laser Iridotomy 2 years ago,in the last few weeks my IOP is fluctuating....3 Different Goodmans,3 Tonometers....15/16...17/18......19/21...... monitoring closely... every 4 weeks or so...SLT on the way....I think...we see...Good of you to participate.... sometimes I feel so isolated here..

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Rutnin Eye Hospital in BKK is the way to go. Even if you don't live close it is worth the journey....I go every six months for my check up against getting glaucoma as I have the potential for this problem. I had some friends go to Bangkok Hospital Phuket and the guy there gave their baby the wrong kind of drops and nearly blinded the baby.......this pushed me to travel to BKK to Rutnin for their professionals.

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I have glaucoma and am currently using the local Mahasarakham hospital. The prescribed drops are the same I used to use in Australia and seem effective in keeping my pressure at an acceptable range. I have the usual 3 month check.

 

I'm covered by my wife's health insurance (former teacher) so the treatment and prescriptions are free. It cost me $90 a month back in Australia on Medicare.

 

It is good to have a thread in case I loose confidence in my current regime and/or need top shelf treatment.

 

 

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I have glaucoma and have been using Rutnin for the past 9 years (and I live in Hua Hin). First class and also inexpensive. Dr. Hathairat is a glaucoma specialist and she she speaks perfect English.

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Good Steve,

                    If you need any help contact me,...I hope people come forward so I can organise something.

PS...we have some friends At Mahasarakan University,I think He is a Dean..

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If you even suspect you may have glaucoma, go to see an ophthalmologist at one of the major hospitals. I did not do this and went to my local ophthalmologist, complaining of restricted vision in my right eye, which was regarded  as trivial, and the same thing happened on a second check up a year later. When it was finally accepted that I had open angle glaucoma there had been so much damage to the retina that I am now effectively blind in one eye.

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