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[IP] reply to Donna/Retinapathy

Hi Donna, i have been diabetic for 33 years. i went for an eye exam, and was 
diagnosed with severe pdr. i had no signs of anything. my doctor who i still 
see was the best for me. i was diag. in 1989. i had laser done on 
thanksgiving eve. i have had hundreds of laser treatments done. my visions is 
20/2O with glasses. the only reason i need to wear glasses is because i am 
nearsighted. i have been that before i had the pdr. my vision is fine now, i 
am seen every 3 to 4 months by my eye specialist. that is the scary thing 
with pdr, sometimes you don't know you have it. so its important to get an 
eye exam yearly ya know. so don't worry, there is treatment for this. i never 
had any pain from the laser. so don't worry. any questions you may have let 
me know. i was scared at first too. but who would not be! take care eileen 
p.s. it has been years since i have had any laser treatments, i think like 
maybe 10 or so, so thank goodness for laser!!
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