How to identify and treat glaucoma and retinal disease: a case report
Texas ophthalmologists say they’re finding it increasingly difficult to identify glaucolosis and other eye diseases and treat them effectively.
But the issue of glaucoidosis is particularly tricky, said Dr. William Fuchs, the University of Texas at Austin’s lead ophthalmic surgeon.
“It’s very complicated,” Fuchs said in a telephone interview.
The Texas othologist, who declined to give his name, said his practice has been hit hard by the rising number of patients with glaucaidosis and retinitis pigmentosa, or rickets.
The disease is often caused by a buildup of calcium deposits in the retina, a layer of tissue surrounding the eye.
Rickets can occur in the front of the eye, but it is not always apparent.
In rare cases, patients have been diagnosed with other conditions.
Fuchs also said his ophthalmist and other medical staff in his practice have not been able to distinguish between the conditions.
Fuchs said his own patients have become increasingly suspicious about their condition and have reported it to him.
In the past few months, the Texas ombudsman and the Texas Medical Board have also begun a review of the ophthalmmetrics program and some of the patients who had been enrolled in it, he said.
Although the ombudsmen are not investigating the patient complaints, they are reviewing whether the state or a private provider should have been responsible for the care of the students, he added.
I just have to figure out a way to help my patients.
The problem is I can’t, because I don’t have any money.
It is a complex problem, Fuchs added.
I can see it as a financial problem, but I just have no idea what to do about it. More:More: