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My husband started with glaucoma, he did a cataract removal, had a canal operation to drain excessive watering. He is receiving eye injections and that is the hard part, there are no retina specialists in our state so we travel 1hr. away and the weather in the wintertime he has had to cancel. This has been a very hard time for him.

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  • Andrea Junge moderator
    2 months ago

    @1972pah, I hate hearing that things are so difficult for you and your husband right now. He certainly has a lot going on. I am happy that you two have each other, you seem to be a really big support for him and I know firsthand that sometimes that what we need the most. I’m surprised that there aren’t any retina specialists in your state, and saddened that you both have to travel so far and dare bad weather or cancel. Please know that we are here for you both, you are not alone. Feel free to reach out if we can help you in or if you just need a place to go to vent to someone who understands. Wishing you both well along this health journey. -Andrea, Team Member

  • shelby-comito moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi @1972pah, thank you so much for taking the time to share all that you and your husband are going through right now. Managing 3 eye conditions in addition to navigating long distances (and bad weather!) for treatments are huge life changes and challenges, and I understand this must be very overwhelming and stressful for the both of you. I know retina specialists are much rarer than more general eye doctors, but I’m shocked to hear there aren’t any in your enitre state!

    I hope, at the very least, you are both happy with the care you’re receiving from this retina specialist given how much effort you put into seeing them?

    – Shelby, Team Member

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