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    Eye specialist - Glaucoma

    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone here suggest an eye specialist who can test and monitor for glaucoma? I have family history of it, and last year in Australia I had an eye test and was told that the pressure in my eyes was a bit elevated. And now, I'm experiencing other symptoms which apparently could indicate the beginning of glaucoma.

    I can't afford the European Medical Centre (or the American one), after I recently gave them over 60 000 roubles to have 3 moles cut off my back :-( So I'd like a reliable and qualified Russian eye specialist. I'm a poor English teacher who doesn't have private students paying huge amounts for lessons, and I don't have medical insurance. My Russian language skills are quite basic but I'll manage, I'm sure.

    Any recommendations, personal or otherwise, are most appreciated. I'm starting to worry a bit and hope to get this dealt with as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cherie

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    Well, on my experience, not that bad ophtalmologists are in Bud' zdorov clinics, owned by Ingosstrakh https://klinikabudzdorov.ru/moscow/ - Sretenka, Posledny per., entrance from Bol. Golovin per. They have good equipment, do checks fast and accurate, and they're careful and attentive. At least it was so for my myopia.
    Other their locations are at m. Frunzenskaya (MDM building) and near Savelovsky railway terminal.

    60 kilorub for 3 moles? Seems you're wealthy guy indeed.
    I paid ca 4500 or 5000 for 6 pcs in http://clinica-ideal.ru 2 mo ago, m. Serpuhovskaya, for laser cutoff.
    But it depends on size, location (mine ones also were on the back) and need to do hystological probes after removal (are they suspicious in oncological sense, or not). They have got 2 doctors, Stepakov and Tarba, both are good, and Julia, nurse/medical sista, assisting them both.

    No ideas about their English though.
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    You could try the Eye Microsurgery Institute, which was founded by Dr. Svyatoslav Fedorov, the famous Russian eye surgeon. http://www.mntk.ru/patients/english/...ing-procedure/

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    Well, on my experience, not that bad ophtalmologists are in Bud' zdorov clinics, owned by Ingosstrakh https://klinikabudzdorov.ru/moscow/ - Sretenka, Posledny per., entrance from Bol. Golovin per. They have good equipment, do checks fast and accurate, and they're careful and attentive. At least it was so for my myopia.
    Other their locations are at m. Frunzenskaya (MDM building) and near Savelovsky railway terminal.

    60 kilorub for 3 moles? Seems you're wealthy guy indeed.
    I paid ca 4500 or 5000 for 6 pcs in http://clinica-ideal.ru 2 mo ago, m. Serpuhovskaya, for laser cutoff.
    But it depends on size, location (mine ones also were on the back) and need to do hystological probes after removal (are they suspicious in oncological sense, or not). They have got 2 doctors, Stepakov and Tarba, both are good, and Julia, nurse/medical sista, assisting them both.

    No ideas about their English though.
    Thank you very much for the info, I'll check them all out. European Medical Centre charge in Euros, converted to roubles (can't pay in Euros, it's only for calculation) - so I was the big loser. Next time I'll try your guys. Thanks again for replying, I really appreciate it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xp@ View Post
    You could try the Eye Microsurgery Institute, which was founded by Dr. Svyatoslav Fedorov, the famous Russian eye surgeon. http://www.mntk.ru/patients/english/...ing-procedure/
    Many thanks for that, I'll take a look at them (while I've still got my eyesight!! - not really funny, but it is :-) )

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    Sorry to hear about your eye problem.


    I am going deaf and I needed to get a check up to see what if anything could be done. First I had to go to the hospital in the place where I was registered. They then sent me to the top hospital specially for hearing. All was free.

    http://www.mntk.ru/

    Here's a link to the hospital they will most likely send you. Good luck, let us know how it went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    Sorry to hear about your eye problem.


    I am going deaf and I needed to get a check up to see what if anything could be done. First I had to go to the hospital in the place where I was registered. They then sent me to the top hospital specially for hearing. All was free.

    http://www.mntk.ru/

    Here's a link to the hospital they will most likely send you. Good luck, let us know how it went.
    Thanks Uncle Wally, I'll check it out. Getting older isn't always a barrel of laughs (but it mostly is, life's not too bad at all!). Glad to know that you got your health care for free - I hope they helped you with your hearing problem.

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    To be fair, comrades Uncle Wally and xp@ recommend the same medical instituton, mntk.ru
    And I also can lift my hand, as my brother used it yet in his teenage times to correct myopia and astigmatism, yet in USSR (198x).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheriedeperth View Post
    Thanks Uncle Wally, I'll check it out. Getting older isn't always a barrel of laughs (but it mostly is, life's not too bad at all!). Glad to know that you got your health care for free - I hope they helped you with your hearing problem.



    No not really. It was a occupational hazard of playing drums for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    No not really. It was a occupational hazard of playing drums for so long.
    You might want to get a second opinion Wally, but I know not where. My father had hearing loss from flying Coast Guard helicopters, back in the day they didn't think about hearing protection. Walter Reed hospital fixed him up. Not for free, he had to pay $9 for parts (a piece of wire and some gel he said).

    On second thought, maybe you don't want to. After the operation he complained he could hear grass crunching under his feet, and my mother fried eggs too loud!
    If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    You might want to get a second opinion Wally, but I know not where. My father had hearing loss from flying Coast Guard helicopters, back in the day they didn't think about hearing protection. Walter Reed hospital fixed him up. Not for free, he had to pay $9 for parts (a piece of wire and some gel he said).

    On second thought, maybe you don't want to. After the operation he complained he could hear grass crunching under his feet, and my mother fried eggs too loud!


    Thanks I will look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    After the operation he complained he could hear grass crunching under his feet, and my mother fried eggs too loud!
    And cats stamped feet as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    To be fair, comrades Uncle Wally and xp@ recommend the same medical instituton, mntk.ru
    And I also can lift my hand, as my brother used it yet in his teenage times to correct myopia and astigmatism, yet in USSR (198x).
    Thanks Andy, for your comments. That's 3 in favour of mntk.ru. I'll try and get there soon. I appreciate your help!

    Cherie

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    Hi everyone, just an update about my eye situation. As I'm one of the world's greatest procrastinators, I hadn't done anything about it until this week. My husband said I should get myself tested sooner rather than later. I walk past a clinic with an ophtalmologist on my way to work, so I popped in and got checked. Even though I didn't understand a lot of what she told me (she didn't speak any English and my Russian is basic), she said I didn't have any signs of glaucoma starting and everything looked ok. She gave me a few pages of her findings which I'll get a friend to translate for me, but apparently everything's ok and I don't need another check for 12 months. The other good news was it cost only 1800 roubles and I was in there for half an hour.

    Thanks for all your suggestions!

    Cherie

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