A few weeks ago, my wife was walking down the stairs, when, it seemed to her, a red ink bomb exploded in her eye. We went to see an eye doctor who referred her to an specialist.
The specialist examined her eyes and determined that a blood vessal had ruptured in her eye and it was continuing to bleed. He also determined that her other eye also had blood vessel damage due to the long term affects of diabetes. In fact, according to him, my wife was probably a diabetic a lot longer than she suspected and a lot longer than when she was diagnosed.
What the doctor has recommended is surgury to remove the blood from inside the eye, followed by laser treatment to treat the damaged tissue. Also, he has recommended that he also do laser treatment on the other eye due to the long term effects of my wife’s diabetes on that eye.
The doctor is great but he is extremely busy but we would like some basic ideas about what my wife can expect during the days after her surgeries and also in the weeks and months to follow.
We are not looking for medical advice but some people on this Forum may be familar with the procedures my wife is facing and can perhaps share their experiences with everyone on this Forum. My wife would feel a lot better if she knew something about what to expect over the next few weeks, months and even perhaps years.
Any advice given or experiences shared are greatly appreciated.