Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Painthe Feet
Let me start with I'm a diabetic. I developedneuropathy, which basically you lose all sensationthe feet, but it's over a period of time.It was very painful. I would have sensationsmy feet like I was standing on fire, walkingon glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because he's just a great physician. I wouldn't think twice, I'd recommendhim to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can't say enough about Bullard. He'sjust a great physician and I don't know if there's anything he couldn't do hecould probably move mountains if he wanted to!Glen, probably one of the biggest questions
people are asking you is what'd we do, what'shappened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvementyour pain and the tinglingand the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here,which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose aroundit. What we did is we wentand loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to beginto function and work like it's supposed to.Now, the sensation is coming back, it's something that's going to take time butI can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. There's no other physician
that I would recommend.Glen,the next couple weeks, what we're going to do is make sure that the swellingis improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, becauseI know it's kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear andthings like that are where they're supposed to be, fitting you well, protecting your feetand stuff. Ok? Very good. Thank you, I appreciate it, havea good weekend! You do the same. Alright, see ya.
Why am I losing my peripheral vision
A loss of peripheral vision can be suddenand very scary, or gradual without noticingthe onset. There are many symptoms of peripheralvision loss, and they range from tripping, struggling with walkingthe dark, difficultyiving, seeing a curtain or spiderweb off to the sideyour line of sight, and shimmersof light followed by tunnel vision lasting ten to twenty minutes. There may also be almostno symptoms at all. If you experience any noticeable decreaseto peripheral vision, especially if the loss is sudden, you should immediately make anappointment with your of Optometry. All optometrists see patients with these symptomson a regular basis, and many optometrists
hold emergency appointmentstheir schedulefor patients who require urgent care. No referrals are necessary. Causes of peripheral vision loss can be asmild as an ocular migraine or a vitreous floater, to more serious, like a retinal detachmentor a pituitary tumour. Other causes include glaucoma, stroke, retinitis pigmentosa, andbrain aneurysms. s of Optometry are better prepared to deal with your peripheralvision loss than a general practitioner or the emergency room â€“ optometrists have thetraining, experience and the specialized equipment necessary to find the cause of peripheralvision loss.
Development of Glaucoma Animation Open Angle vs Angle Closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseaseswhichthe optic nerve is damaged leading to irreversible loss of vision. In most cases, this damageis due to an increased pressure within the eye.The eye produces a fluid called aqueous humor which is secreted by the ciliary body intothe posterior chamber a space between the iris and the lens. It then flows through thepupil into the anterior chamber between the iris and the cornea. From here, it ainsthrough a spongelike structure loed at the base of the iris called the trabecularmeshwork and leaves the eye. In a healthy eye, the rate of secretion balances the rateof ainage.
In people with glaucoma, the ainage canalis partially or completely blocked. Fluid builds upthe chambers and this increasespressure within the eye. The pressure ives the lens back and presses on the vitreousbody whichturn compresses and damages the blood vessels and nerve fibers runningat the back of the eye. These damaged nerve fibers resultpatches of vision loss, andif left untreated, may lead to total blindness. There are two main types of glaucoma: openangleand angleclosure. Openangle glaucoma , or chronic glaucoma,is caused by partial blockage of the ainage canal. The angle between the cornea and theiris is quot;openquot;, meaning the entrance to the
ain is clear, but the flow of aqueous humoris somewhat slow. The pressure builds up graduallythe eye over a long period of time. Symptomsappear gradually, starting from peripheral vision loss, and may go on unnoticed untilthe central vision is affected. Progression of glaucoma can be stopped with medical treatments,but part of vision that is already lost can not be restored. This is why it's very importantto detect signs of glaucoma early with regular eye exams.Angleclosure glaucoma, or acute glaucoma, is caused by a sudden and complete blockageof aqueous humor ainage. The pressure within the eye rises rapidly and may lead to totalvision loss quickly. Certain anatomical features
of the eye such as narrow ainage angle,shallow anterior chamber, thin and oopy iris, make it easier to develop acute glaucoma.Typically, this happens when the pupil is dilated and the lens is stuck to the backof the iris. This prevents the aqueous humor from flowing through the pupil into the anteriorchamber. Accumulation of fluidthe posterior chamber presses on the iris causing it tobulge outward and block the ainage angle completely. Acute angleclosure glaucoma isa medical emergency and requires immediate attention.