My wife had eye test last week at visionexpress maidstone. They said she has start of small cataract and would be best to catch it early. Hence my research for opthomologist in central brittany. How do i find one please?thx
Firstly go to your médecin traitant here in France.He/she will refer you.If you go direct then you will not get back all your costs from CPAM assuming that yu are in the French Health system
Noyal Pontivy Hospital have an eye department which is very good ..
You don't need to get a referral from your doctor to see an ophtalmologue (eye specialist) but your doctor would be able to suggest one. In any case it would be worth talking to your doctor and asking his advice.
I have had a cataract for over 12 years and have been told by more than one ophthalmologist that it will not be necessary for treatment until my vision can no longer be rectified by glasses/contact lenses. It is not a case of 'catching it early'.
I have it checked every year, along with glaucoma check etc. I think you have been misinformed.
I see Dr LeRoy at Carhaix every 6 months for Glaucoma but unsure of his waiting list. He speaks excellent English and undertakes cataract operations in Quimper. Hope this is useful
Yes I, just made it 2 Carhaix. Had to ask tourist bureau for town map to Dr.LeRoy's office, only to discover it's close to Orange Tel. Office in market center! So mme is on for 7sept. What do they do for ur glaucoma? Do you take tab.s or eye drops? Does Dr.LeRoy speak any english?
Watty is correct. Some cataracts develop quite slowly. The surgeon will not normally operate until it is interfering with your vision. It will be monitored at your annual eye checks.
The ophthalmologist will also check for glaucoma at your annual visit.
I Have eye drops to use every night for the glaucoma and he now has a specific machine to look into your eyes if you are diabetic and with glaucoma
Dr LeRoy speaks excellent English
Thank you for that advice. We have also identified an optomologist in Morlaix by the name of Docteur Patrice MACQUART DE TERLINE
just an answerphone with recording but no human secretary.
Which hospital would the operation be at if you see an opthamolgiste in Morlaix. They are done here under a general anaesthetic and you go home the same day with a dressing over the eye. The nurse comes the next day to remove the dressing and according to my neighbour who recently had the op she was advised to wear sunglasses to protect from the wind for a couple of weeks. Hers was at the polyclinic in Pontivy and she saw the cardiologiste in Carhaix then the anaesthetist i Pontivy. On the day the taxi arrived to take her to Pontivy at 6.30am and returned her home just after 3pm. 15 or so minutes under the general then the obligaotry hour in recovery