Hello, I hope someone can provide some help. I have had diabetes 25 years, am 50 years old. Have had better control in the past few years. Anyway, two weeks ago I had a vitrectomy in one eye because of a nasty vitreous hemmorhage that wouldn’t stop. We waited several months, but my eye continued to bleed every day. I lost full sight because I could not see past all the bloodied vitreous gel. When the bandages first came off, I could see pretty well, although my eye hurt and things were hazy. The progress of recovery has been very slow. My vision is really cloudy and there is old blood swirling around in the saline that was put in in place of the vitreous. The doctor said to expect that. I also had extensive lasering and a shot of Avastin during the procedure. I suspect that my eye has bled again, although just a drop or two here and there. Nothing like the volume I experienced before the procedure.
Here are my questions…Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone else, or am I alone in this? How long before good vision returns? I haven’t driven in months and would like to. Should I cancel my life and just sit home? I have an important event at the end of June which I would like to be in good shape for. I’m wondering if I should just bail out now or hanging in there? These are all questions that my doctor either didn’t want to answer or couldn’t answer. He was always vague about when and how long it would take before I would see well again in that eye. The other eye has had some problems, but the doctor says that he is satisfied with the status of that eye for the moment.
Okay, here’s the stupidest question of all…do people still actually go blind from diabetes. I have a friend with similar situation who insists that I WILL NOT lose my eye sight, that medical science has come too far for that to happen to me. I’m hoping that some encouraging words will come from this post. Anyone have any?