Hi everyone!


#1

Just thought I’d introduce myself to the group, I first started having vision problems about 18 months ago when I noticed words on the computer screen started to appear wavy in my left eye. A trip to the eye doctor and he said I had scarring from broken blood vessels, and sent me to have laser. To make a very long story short I’ve since had a vitrectomy and the left retina reattached, and have about 20/400 vision in my left eye. I’ve had numerous laser in my right eye and several Avastin injections in both. My doc said I’ve had about all the laser I can in my right eye and it was “stable” on my last exam, so I am just trying my best to keep my BG under control. Hope to have some good discussions with you guys, and hope your eyes are OK.


#2

Hi Jonothan,

Sorry to hear you’ve had vision problems, and I know where you are coming from. I’ve had 2 vitrectomies (1 per eye), more laser than there was in Star Wars Episode III, and lens replacement in both eyes. I had to get my retina reattached as well (but in my right eye).

All this happened in the late '90s into early '00s (except the lens replacements, which came later). I haven’t had laser for over 6 years now, and the condition of my eyes is steady. The tight BG control can really help. It took me a long time to get there, but since I have been the diabetes complications are stabilizing.

-Bill