Karjade, If anti-allergy drops are stinging like hell, they are trashing the eye surface. Sorry, but the GPs do not have a clue. This sounds like the 'if it's not infection it must be allergy' GP solution to red eye.
Why is he interfering when you're with a hospital consultant? Are we sure he's read the notes? However, if the GP has doubts about the consultant, this would work to your advantage for referral elsewhere if you want it.
The ophth will want to assess the eyes 'clean' without interference and reaction to random drops. Can you manage on saline or a bland tear substitute till then? Must keep using glaucoma drops, of course.
I shouldn't give a strong opinion on this but this is exactly what our GP did, pointlessly, without knowledge, and contributed to yet more disaster, damage and sensitivity.
Consultant appointment: take a look at Rebecca's advice in DryEyeZone.
Also, I'm thinking you desperately need a local optician - for assessment, monitoring and referral as needed (also you won't have to use the GP). Especially for monitoring the glaucoma: eye pressure, retina (esp if you're tempted to tinker with the glaucoma drops). You want a very good one who works in the hospital service + high street part-time. Ask the consultant for help finding one. If no luck, phone the hospital optometry staff and ask who works 'in the community' for glaucoma monitoring (if they can't do it). That GP is scaring me now!
Last edited by littlemermaid; 05-May-2012 at 18:06.
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