Julie, Please don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for a diagnosis, or a list of suspected diagnoses! If given a list, then you want to know their plan of attack to narrow the diagnosis. I think we all need (strong) advocates with us when we go to doctors, to ask the hard questions, to force the doctors to think, and to analyze the problem (with you, the patient, preferably). I’ve found that it can be too easy for some doctors to say, “Let’s just watch it… See what happens.” I like to be a bit more proactive than that! Eye doctors have SO MANY ways to test you, your vision, even your eye-brain connection. Sometimes we need to ‘encourage them’ to use it! 😉 Although I sometimes hear some horror stories about military doctors, I will tell you that I did my internship at an army base, and we had some of the greatest doctors around! It was also great in that the ophthalmologists were right across the hall from the optometrists, so it was easy just to trot over and involve an entire team on a patient’s case. It was a new hospital, we had great equipment, and when I left, I was spoiled rotten. I assumed that doctors “in the real world” would be as eager to collaborate as what I experienced in my internship. It was EYE OPENING to see how the medical world seemed more centered around the money. 🙁 In the military, everyone was on a set salary and collaboration was not a threat to anyone.) BOY, do I miss those days! 😉 Again, please encourage your eye doctor to “dig deeper”.