Diabetics With Eye Problems


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.

Website: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Diabetes_and_Your_Eyes
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Experience with a vitrectomy?

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Blindness and pain

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Those who have had laser for PDR

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Lucentis and Floaters?

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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

Comment by Steve D on February 18, 2012 at 9:05am

CORRECTION: THE WEBSITE URL IS http://www.supportersofsurvivors.com

Comment by Steve D on February 18, 2012 at 9:03am

Although this is the LAST thing you want to be thinking, you should all KNOW that with my eye problems I am on permantnt disability, which removes a BIG peice of what can stress me out! The critical part is a doc that will work with you and a lawfirm that will as well, I would recommend the firm of Binder & Binder, they did it for me and have a history now of doing it, they now KNOW what it takes! check out my story at http://wwws.supportersofsurvivors.com and PEACE.

Comment by michele0130 on February 18, 2012 at 7:57am
@misrobbie. My husband is 35 & lost vision in his left eye after many surgeries and bleeds. He was on disability for 5 months while going through the surgeries because there was no way he could work but he's doing well now. VisIon in his right eye is great so he's back to work. As long as you can see well enough and feel comfortable working then there's no need to go on disability. I learned a lot, like i didnt know you were allowed to drive with one eye lol. But I think while you're healing from surgeries etc you should go on it so you can rest. He was getting one surgery after another so there's no way anyone can work under those conditions. He's had no more bleeds in his right eye so far so he's doing well. Things can change at the drop of a hat though. From comments that people on here have told me, Stabalizing your sugars is the number 1 thing to do and the bleeds should lessen or stop altogether. And the doctor drilled it into our head at every appointment...PROTECT YOUR GOOD EYE WITH THICK GLASSES.

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