I have been type 1 since 1973 and was diagnosed with mild NP retinopathy about 4-5 years ago.
I have been going to an Optometrist, because he is someone that I know and has a lot of experience working with type 1 patients as he used to work with a very high profile P retinopathy Opthamologist.
Last June he noticed some changes with my NPR and scheduled me for a follow up a few months later to see if he needed to refer me.
Well he did and I went to this Opthamologist who was like OMG we need to do something right away.
Up to this time I had ZERO vision changes other than aging bifocal type stuff ( I will be 50 in July) So I'm like OK if this is what needs to be done lets do it. It's a long story, but lets just leave it at, this guy was full of suprises.
The biggest suprise was that about 8 weeks after the surgery was completed (2 aessions for each eye) My right eye started bleeding (sort of intermitently) but it has mad it nearly impossible to see out of my right eye for almost 4 weeks now. My former Opthamolost does not see this as an issue :)
1. has anyone else on this board gone through this scenario?
2. was the surgery itself really painful? If so did they warn you when you scheduled it?
3. were you required during the surgery to hold your own eye open?
At this point I am just curious if anyone else has had this experience, I am going to see a new Dr that a fellow type one recomended in just a couple of weeks