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.

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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

Started by Elizabeth. Last reply by Ingřid Glass Apr 23. 26 Replies

Lucentis and Floaters?

Started by Leata Nov 4, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by lisa c on April 7, 2012 at 3:44am


25 years ago I felt the same fear and frustration. Get the lasers and keep working on BG, stress levles, daily and things will look better. They are doing amazing things to help us keep from vision loss.

Comment by Josh F on April 7, 2012 at 3:07am

So it finally happened. I went from Moderate NPDR to Severe. I suspect PDR is not far away now. Yay for Diabetes.

Comment by shoshana27 on March 12, 2012 at 4:03pm

earthling,good luck,as long as you have a good doc. & trust him,you'll be ok.

Comment by earthling on March 12, 2012 at 2:53pm

Congratulations, Shoshana! I love hearing that your retinopathy has stopped progressing, that laser worked. I'm needing lots of laser these days <:-( You are giving me hope! - Also had cataract surgery in both eyes as you mention. That was a great thing. Didn't realize how degraded my sense of colors had become and now I see how beautiful the world is again! Anyway, good for you and thanks for letting us know!

Comment by shoshana27 on March 11, 2012 at 12:26am

last week i saw my ophthalmologist & no new bleeding.nice.years ago had 6 lasers left eye & 1 laser r. eye also cataract both.don't see as well as before but at my age not so bad...

Comment by missrobbie on March 9, 2012 at 4:21am

My last laser( PRP) was in Jan but I still one day my vision is "clear" and sometimes my vision is blurry. My left eye was blurry for 2 days this week but today, my left eye is slowly clearing.

Comment by Randall Wong, M.D. on March 8, 2012 at 8:22pm

@ missrobbie

There are two types of laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

Focal laser - used for "leakage" and is the most common. No pain, Target area is the around the macula.

PRP - used to treat PDR where abnormal blood vessels proliferate on the surface of the retina. A vitreous hemorrhage is common in PDR.

Thus, if the laser treatment to which you are referring is PRP, then yes.

Which type of laser did you have and for what reason?


Comment by missrobbie on March 8, 2012 at 5:03pm

Randall Wong, M.D.

Is it normal to have floater after laser treatment? one day my vision is "clear" and sometimes my vision is blurry.

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.



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