My father, 66 years old, started seeing dark spot on his vision on December. Since ophthalmologist in my country seem clueless treating my father's problem, I went to Singapore. After 1,045 SING$ test and scan, they give my father PDT Laser (5th Feb 2013), which the drug alone cost 2,700$, and the PDT laser operation + the surgeon was ard 1,700$. Okay, no problem as long as my father's eye can be helped.
after 2 days later, my father have more problem which by that time he sees every edges kinda wavy, after a chaos trying to talk to our ophthalmologist through international calls, the hospital staff just said "If you are so anxious pls come again to Singapore to have early check up". We had a check up and the doc said based on the OCT scan, the eye's layer is improved and we can go home. Now, on 11 March 2013, my father complained that it's not only the edges of objects are wavy, but also the line of sentences he reads in newspaper/magazines, and the picture on tv is also kinda wavy.. After another chaotic effort to ask our doc what should we do, he suggested us to back to Singapore to have an injection of LUCENTIS or AVASTIN. I tried desperately to ask how much it would cost and stuff about the drugs fact, they said they don't have any right to give me the estimation. I tried to reach my doc via email, no answer. I know from the net then that Lucentis cost 2000$ and Avastin 50 to 150$, so I am now trying to ask the doc whether it is possible that my father could choose the Avastin, or whether Lucentis treats him better, and the reason...no answer.
I am now surfing in net looking for answer for whoever can answer me about the drug and eye problem.