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My wife, age 62, has a double vision problem diagnosed by a

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My wife, age 62, has a double vision problem diagnosed by a consultant neurologist as static isolated left 6th nerve palsy which seems to have developed after a high temperature acute UTI. The neurologist recommendation was for lateral rectus surgery and referred her back to the Ophthalmic Consultant at our local hospital who had suggested that they didn't have anyone who specialised in that sort of operation when she saw him back in May. Three months after seeing the neurologist we still cant get anything further from the hospital.
My inclination is that she needs to be seen by a specialist eye hospital - should we just go direct to one and if so how do we chose and find a consultant. What is the procedure for being referred. We would consider private consultation to save further time. Your advice would be welcomed. Many thanks, ***** *****
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
I would not recommend surgery, until she is examined by an opthalmologist.
This referral comes from her GP.
Privately, see this web page
http://www.privatehealth.co.uk/privatespecialists/find-a-doctor/ophthalmic-surgeons/
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

She has seen her GP and Optician ( who originally referred her to the GP). She has had MRI to rule out tumour etc.,and was referred to Consultant Opthalmologist at local hospital. She underwent several tests to chart the degree and extent of aberrant vision. The Consultant then referred her to the neurologist to iron out neurological disorder. The neurologist has written back to the Consultant and there it has stopped. We've chased it up and had a lame excuse but he previously said that if requiring surgery they didn't currently have anyone with that specialist experience although they may be getting someone... Hence my query about wasting further time in this direction and whether to go straight to an eye hospital.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
An optician is not a medical doctor. An opthalmologist is. Hence my answer above.
I don't know that you can go straight to the eye hospital, but if you can , do so.
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