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Diabetics With Eye Problems

If you have diabetes and have had eye complications or you are legally blind as a result of diabetes, join this group.

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Those who have had laser for PDR

Started by Elizabeth. Last reply by Cinderfella Aug 26. 27 Replies

Experience with a vitrectomy?

Started by thisisbs. Last reply by thisisbs Jun 30. 22 Replies

retinopathy?

Started by Maarja. Last reply by Siri Jun 20. 15 Replies

Blindness and pain

Started by michele0130. Last reply by Cinderfella May 14. 1 Reply

retinopathy?

Started by Maarja. Last reply by David (dns) Apr 24. 1 Reply

retinopathy?

Started by Maarja Apr 24. 0 Replies

Lucentis and Floaters?

Started by Leata Nov 4, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by missrobbie on March 8, 2012 at 4:20pm

anti-VEGF shots(vascular endothelial growth factor) help to shrink new blood vessels in proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Avastin /bevacizumab
Macugen /pegaptanib
Lucentis /ranibizumab

Comment by Randall Wong, M.D. on March 7, 2012 at 8:49pm

@Steve D: It sounds like you may have a vitreous hemorrhage and need additional PRP due to the new bleed?

The standard of care (the usual treatment) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is PRP, a type of laser treatment.

@missrobbie: On occasion, intravitreal injections of Avastin or Lucentis are given to treat proliferative diabetic retin...

VEGF is liberated when the retina is not getting enough oxygen. PRP (laser) addresses this problem, while anti-VEGF medications do not.

@Cherise: During pregnancy, any stage of diabetic retinopathy can occur...yet quicker.

Hope this was helpful.

Randy

Comment by Cherise on March 7, 2012 at 6:52pm

Anyone know anything about the beginning stages of retinopathy and pregnancy?

Comment by missrobbie on March 7, 2012 at 5:47pm

Is the shot Avastin(anti–vasogenic drugs)?

Comment by lisa c on March 7, 2012 at 10:54am

sounds wondeful option. Good luck!!!!!!! and keep us posted!

Comment by Steve D on March 7, 2012 at 10:11am

I'm, not exactly sure what it is a shot of....just that he said the shot elliminates the need for any further laser ( I have had over 30 laser treatments) but I will surely ask when I see him next and post it! Whatever it is, I am sure it will be better than the 3 or four laser treatments I would need to eliminate the problem.

Comment by earthling on March 7, 2012 at 8:55am

Shot of what?? I'm to get major laser, taking out half my peripheral vision this Friday. Would way rather not...
And thanks - Will look for your post re. results!

Comment by Steve D on March 7, 2012 at 8:12am

Nrw Treatment? I was at my eye doc last week and he told me (after my exam)that my left eye was about to hemmorhage and the usual prescrebed treatment would be another bout of laser but these days (due to "advancement" of treatments) he suggests a single "shot" in the eye, which will take care of these hemmorhages forever. (one just has to deal with the shot once and never again) Well...of course I am anxious but my eye doc has been the best doc I have ever had to deal with (of about 20 or 30 docs) so I am goimg ahead with it! I will post the results.

Comment by Steve D on February 18, 2012 at 3:53pm

missrobbie- Exactly, that was a part of my case, along with "how can I drive to work in the A.M. when I never know for sure what the situation with my eyes will be" and the SS admin agreed...again, it was Binder&Binder that posted the argument for me. They are truly the best!

Comment by missrobbie on February 18, 2012 at 2:37pm

Steve D,

I agree with you about filing disability. I've had laser surgery on my left eye after a blood hemorrhage but I still see small parts of the hemrrhage and my vision isn't that clear. How can I work at my computer job when I don't know if I can't see clearly in my left eye when I wait up in the morning and maybe right eye

 

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