New member here just looking to connect with fellow eye sufferers. Basically my R eye has been treated with complete laser for PDR 7 months ago but continues to bleed every 2 months. My vision is 20/20 until the bleeds and then instantly goes to full "lava lamp" vision as my fills with dark, coffee-like blood. It takes 1-2 months to clear and then boom it happens again. I can't tell you how completely frustrated I am at this. I have been diabetic for over 30 years and have had A1c's <6 for the past 20 years. I eat low carb (Bernstein solution), avid runner and cyclist, basically do everything right and still have to deal with this crap. My retina specialist had maintained that this cycle will stop but after my latest bleed a few days ago he is now seaming to change his mind and is considering a vitrectomy. Has anyone here had this type of experience with PDR? Did the bleeds eventually go away after extensive laser or was a vitrectomy the only solution? Thanks for any insight and nice to meet you.
Intravitreal injection of Kenalog. My doc also considered Avastin but felt the steroid would work better in this case.
Not sure wht you mean by a white patch of medicine? My vision is more "milky" since the injection in addition to the blurriness/distortion.
There are two ways to inject Kendalog. Intravitreal and underneath the conjunctiva. Both can be used in this situation.