I am very concerned that a number of people are not getting the medical procedures they need Done because of the lockdown. I am one of them—I have severe glaucoma and need a procedure done to my right eye to permanently lower the pressure. I am using 14 eye drops per day, which is managing it, but that is not 100% reliable. If the drops stop working, the pressure on my optic nerve can cause damage that can lead to blindness. My situation is not an emergency yet, but it is worrisome. I know there are others like me who need treatment but can’t get it because the hospitals are shut down for anything except emergencies and COVID patients. If the hospitals are not at capacity, why not let some of these non-emergency procedures be performed? The longer we go without being able to get routine treatment, the harder it will be to get scheduled when the lockdown is lifted!
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