I’m desperately looking for a good opthamologist in Canberra.
Now I’m sure there are many of you who can recommend a lovely, friendly opthamologist who did your cataract or laser eye surgery. Unfortunately, these kind of recommendations won’t help me.
Opthamologists are usually very nice to people who need quick, simple surgeries which make them lots of money. Patients who they can then say goodbye to forever!
If you have a painful eye condition like mine, that is likely chronic or long term and doesn’t involve easy money for the opthamologist then it is extremely difficult to find anyone that will even take you on as a regular patient – let alone that is actually good at their job, friendly etc.
I have been to see a couple of opthamologists at the Canberra Eye Hospital – they were rude, dismissive and it was a complete waste of my time and money. They did not take the time to give me a proper diagnosis, and made it clear they didn’t want me as a patient.
I’ve seen a few optometrists about my condition but although some seem to really want to help, they just don’t seem to be empowered to do so, eg can’t write many prescriptions etc.
If you are wondering it seems I have some sort of chronic inflammatory or dry eye disease which gives me corneal ulcers and has lead to damage/scarring to the surface of my eye. If you have ever had a corneal ulcer or abrasion etc you would know that this is extremely painful, can make it difficult to keep your eyes open, work etc. In the long term, the scarring will damage my eyes.
These types of conditions do have treatments but because they are often chronic or time consuming to treat opthamologists don’t want to waste their time. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.