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eyeball14 posted:
We have a patient that has Photo induced epilepsy. The Optometrist has suggested she wear hand tinted contact lenses which the patient has worn now for 1 year. This has helped her greatly as she is a young adult and can now enjoy being more active. We are trying to get the contacts medically covered by her insurance and they are requesting supporting documentation/publications that this type of treatment helps reduce the onset of seizures. I have not found any information to support this. Any suggestions?
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dancer86442 responded:
Hi eyeball,


I did not realize they made tinted contacts for Photosensitive EP. I do know some ppl who will be Interested in the Info. But, like you they will need proof for Insurance.


I am not sure where to get the documentation they requested. Let me check w/ some others'. I'll let you know what I find out.


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dancer86442 replied to dancer86442's response:
I've only had 2 replies so far to your question. Ask the Dr (optometrist) & the Neurologist. Will add more if someone has any other suggestions.


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dancer86442 replied to dancer86442's response:
http://www.vision.about.com/.../a/Medical-Contact-Lenses.htm


http://books.google.com/books?id=J-S_GlypB91C&gp=PA95 ..


Let me know if the sites work.


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anthonybrownii responded:
anthonybrownii responded:I suffer from phot Seizures along with a varitey of others and the level of lighting is where I keep it but his in ability to eat and keep it down may be a side effect of the med. Candi said all of the right things I just feel you need to get him admitted to a hospital to keep his nourishment up while they test and find a viable solution. They have the ability to feed him through intovenious ways while at the same time testing with maybe different levels of meds or a change and both take a hospital enviroment to do so I hope you find this helpful and good luck


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