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739070 tn?1338603402 Just received my mail for today and in it was a letter stating that they are extending their review of my records for an additional 30 days. Dang it is NOT the word that is floating around in my head nor coming out of mouth. This review was supposed to be 90 days and end September 3rd. In the meantime, I am without any income, cannot find another job to produce income and am getting madder with each letter from the disability company. I really do not know what is so hard to understand.
219241 tn?1413537765 Mostlyyou have to pay out of pocket to see a specialist and you get some money back from the government fund called Medicare (not the same as US medicare) I have private health insurance which means I can choose my own specialist if I desire and go to a private hospital. I can still go to a public hospital and be treated and still request my own specialist. If I was in public hospital and had no private insurance then I don't get the choice.
Avatar m tn I just got my hbeag results as positive.. What are the guidelines for eag positive patient to start treatement ?
Avatar n tn You can use the search feature on this page to review previous discussions. This is also a great article: http://www.emedicine.com/OPH/topic406.
Avatar f tn my mother has a pseudo tumor in the left eye. She has previously had a UNC Chapel Hill Dr. do a biopsy and has had radiation treatment to no avail. She doesn't have health insurance so the Dr. won't continue with any treatment and are baffled as to the cause and solution. So we (I) are lookin' for a Dr. that would be willin' to use her as a ginea pig to figure out the problem. The tumor is startin' to grow and now extends out to her glasses.
Avatar f tn If you have medical insurance and see an MD ophthalmologist then your health insurance (not visual care insurance) should cover your visits. A thicker than normal cornea IS GOOD in that glaucoma is less likely, tends to be milder and the IOP in the eye is lower than the pressure measured by the blue light tonometer. For the opposite reasons a thin cornea especially below 500 microns is a bad thing. I cannot tell if you need the drops.
Avatar f tn I sent a request for an appt to UC San Francisco neurosurgery dept. They said they would review my case. Yay! So, I called my insurance company to secure authorization to see A Dr. Barbaro there. My insurance is by-passing the med group, by classifying it as a 2nd opinion consult(despite the fact that I've not had a 1st opinion lol).
Avatar f tn After several doctor visit and referrals to neurosurgeons, I was finally referred to pain management, only after my insurance has ceased and was not able to afford new insurance, it has been 2 years and I am still experiencing headaches from severe to moderate, shoulder and neck pain, I usually can only handle holding my head up for about 30 to 45 minutes before I have to lay down, the neck starts feeling strained and shoulder starts hurting, my current doctor has put me on maxalt and propranal
Avatar m tn I was kicked in the head and immediately afterwards, my left eye vision is blurred (central vision). I went to the ophthalmologist did a fundus scan, ultrasonograph scan, and OCT scan. The doctor said the retina of my left eye is damaged and no surgery is required. I do have test reports that I would like to upload for the doctors here to see and analyze. I would simply like to know whether my left eye will heal over time or not.
Avatar f tn I am very nearsighted, have astigmatism, lots of floaters and now have cataracts. Am scheduled for surgery on first eye in a month. Dr recommended multifocal Rezoom for left (dominant eye) and Restor for right eye. I've worn glasses since 5 yrs old and contacts (hard, soft, toric) off and on over the years. I read a lot and can read comfortably without my glasses albeit close.
13394729 tn?1429750030 Well, I found out from the medical record of my MRI Brain Scan that I have a "Borderline Mild Chiari Malformation 1 with 4th ventricle effacement" My brains extends 5 mm below my foramen magnum. I went into the MRI for high prolactin levels and they found a pituitary tumor that's a microadenma (5 x 4 mm) which I am currently doing more blood work for. Here's the thing- I went to a neurologist/neurosurgeon today and I asked him about this Chiari thing.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with myopic degeneration and receive the intraocular injection which is very effective. My insurance carrier will not cover the cost of the injection (medicine and surgery). If I had a diagnosis of macular degeneration it would be fully covered. I am looking for suggestions as to how to make my case with the insurance carrier that this is not a one time event but a chronic condition that if not treated would result in a loss of vision.
Avatar f tn You might want to reapply for approval because I was just informed by my insurance co. that the new health care laws go into effect today which eliminates lifetime limits, pre-existing conditions, and other things that I used to have.
Avatar f tn Their was a recent review of optic nerver drusen in a ophthalmology journal. I'm sorry I can't recite the citation but it should not be difficult to fine. I have said here before that in a very large practictie and for a very long time I only have one OND patient with significant vision loss.
Avatar n tn My husband (40 y/o,healthy)and I (40 y/o, healthy) are looking to get our health insurance coverage from next present. Right now we are on cobra GHI( extension from my previous work place) but they are asking me to change to EMPIRE PPO or EPO since they will not have GHI. I did not have dental and vision coverage previously but even if I want it they are saying they cannot add it. They are also asking for a one year committment.
319532 tn?1250988576 t understand how after so many months of symptoms, not one lesion shows up in my brain or c-spine. The only good news is i can now run and get insurance. Something strange though...Went overeas to get it done and for some reason, didn't have much symptoms...I purposely bathed in hot water cuz i found the absence of symptoms surprising and surprise;no migrain,nausea and not even twitchin...
Avatar m tn Hi, I recently started taking sildenafil (viagra) and I am experiencing some vision issues. It's been about a week since I last took a 40mg dose and I'm still seeing little starry patterns as though I've been pressing on my eyes. Is this normal? I've read that viagra can cause blindness in some people and don't want to mess up my vision. Should I stop taking it? And if so, what would be an alternative?
Avatar f tn The copays and % coverage of trt can change during annual renewals. Many businesses review their health insurance policies on a calendar or fiscal year basis and the changes can really add up for those using these expensive drugs. With increases in the cost of insurance coverage is sometimes watered down, resulting in small increases in premiums, but poorer coverage. Sounds like your digestive system isn't used to the extra fat in the diet. Of course, the meds don't help either.
Avatar m tn I suffer from what may be termed SNOW VISION, like a Tv screen with bad reception, except that it s not just a myriad of white dots it is multi coloured trillions of dots and some small and some large changing all the time. A side effect is bad night vision whereby in poor light I am as blind as a bat.
Avatar f tn There are certain circumstances in which if the difference is way to much to wear glasses (say a 4-5 diopter difference) that the information can be sent to a Medicare review or insurance review committee to authorize a LASIK procedure and have it paid for by insurance/Medicare (of course deductibles or co-payments would legally have to be collected). If glasses are feasible and wearable do not expect them to authorize the LASIK.
Avatar f tn We live in New Brunswick and the drug is still under review with our provincial drug plan and it is not an approved treatment on our regular medical insurance at work. The only option I can think of is assistance through the drug company but I was wondering if any fellow Canucks knew of how long the wait is for a typical review under a provincial health plan? I called our plan here but could not even get a time frame for the process. Thanks very much!
559677 tn?1215906075 There are certain circumstances in which if the difference is way to much to wear glasses (say a 4-5 diopter difference) that the information can be sent to a Medicare review or insurance review committee to authorize a LASIK procedure and have it paid for by insurance/Medicare (of course deductibles or co-payments would legally have to be collected). If glasses are feasible and wearable do not expect them to authorize the LASIK.
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Avatar f tn I have gone to every local doctor but because new york did my most recent surgery no one will even consult with me. My insurance said it is out of state therefore I will be responsible for bills or back bills if they do cover part. Is this legal given the fact that I have been refused to even meet with doctors under the plan? There are no other options for me but to go out of state for help.
Avatar n tn I have been having flashes of light in my peripheral vision, and a large black spot that moves, could this be caused by stress?
Avatar m tn Standard review in Canada takes 18 months or more and Priority Review typically shortens the review time to approximately six to nine months. http://investors.vrtx.com/releasedetail.cfm?
Avatar n tn One week post-op cataract surgery w/mulifocul crystalens implant the dr confirmed that the lens had slipped in position resulting in good intermediate vision but not so good distance vision. I am presently on a trial run of atropine drops to see if the relaxed eye muscles will allow the lens to re-establish itself correctly. Has any one had this happen? Did it work? How long do you have to wait to know if it is going to be successful or not? Thanks for any input or ideas...
Avatar f tn Also, see if there is a birth center near you. I know our local BC has options for families with no insurance. The total out of pocket to deliver there and be seen throughout the pregnancy is about $4500 compared to 3x that amount about the hospital.
Avatar f tn The submission includes a request for Priority Review, which would reduce the FDA’s review time from 10 months to six months. The FDA grants Priority Review status for several reasons, including if the medicine is considered a major advance in treatment.