I probably had at least six or eight office visits that were for laser treatments. Normally I have seen the number of laser pulses as the reference for treatment level. In that case, the number of pulses I received is anyone’s guess as far as I know. Some additional laser ring was done during two of my vitrectomy’s.
My retinologist (my third one) now says that laser treatment is pretty much in the past for me. He does not feel that it would either be safe or productive at this point. To quote him “Man, you have had a lot of laser.”
I have had scans done twice. The last one they did before moving me to a new therapy (more advanced injections) to determine that there was no proliferative retinopathy. That would have made the treatment irrelevant.
I had dye injected so that they could get a good picture of all the blood vessels and capillaries. It really is not any sort of treatment. It just gives the most comprehensive picture of what you actually have going on. They will use that information to determine treatment.
On average I went to the retinologist every six weeks for almost 5 years. I went every four weeks for over a year because of the injections I was receiving. So I would say that if you are supposed to go back for a follow-up in four months that you must be doing pretty well as far as your doctor is concerned.