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My brother in law needs your prayers!!! He is on the verge of going completely blind in one eye due to a detached retina. He's had 2 procedures but no improvements. His job depends on him to have good eyesight. IF you could lift him up in prayer today it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I will post more as information is available. Thank you RF family.
Prayers yes know someone personaly w eye problems will your brotherinlawadd to prayers
 

harley08

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My brother in law needs your prayers!!! He is on the verge of going completely blind in one eye due to a detached retina. He's had 2 procedures but no improvements. His job depends on him to have good eyesight. IF you could lift him up in prayer today it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I will post more as information is available. Thank you RF family.
Prayers comming!
 
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Wishing the best for your brother in law, and hoping that this surgery will be performed by the best opthalmologist that you can find. Sadly too many folks think that medical expertise and skill are pretty much the same for all physicians in a particular speciality, but this is clearly not true. I recommend that he seek out an opinion, and possibly have the surgery, at a major teaching medical center where the surgeons are more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques for a particular procedure.

Just in general, getting a second opinion before a major surgery is often talked about, but less often actually done. Sometimes it seems that the patient, or their family, is afraid that doing so will somehow offend the original doctor and thus decline to seek additional input before the surgery. I was diagnosed a number of years ago with renal cancer, and was told by the local board certified urologist that most likely that kidney would have to be removed, and that such removal involved removing part of a rib. He stated that the rib issue would add a year of painful recovery but was necessary. I sought a second opinion at a university medical center and the specialist there concurred that the tumor was likely cancer and that it was likely that the kidney would have to be fully removed. But when I mentioned the rib issue, he stated that the technique that involved removal of part of a rib was one that was no longer being used or taught, and that the rib removal technique was about 25 years out of date. I chose to have the surgery at that university hospital and while recovery was still difficult, I was spared the additional pain and recovery time of having to give up a rib. Second opinions can make a real difference.

The above comments may not be appropriate for your brother in law, and he well may have already gotten a second opinion. But others reading this thread might well benefit from this advice. FWIW, I was pushed to get the second opinion by my daughter, who is a licensed occupational therapist who had worked at that university hospital, and I am grateful for her urging me to do so.
 

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