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Re: [IP] Re: Complications



RE:  what happens if not treated:

1.Find a doctor who will work with you!! 

2.  Find a doctor who will work with you!! 
and then...

3.  Find a doctor who will work with you!! 

Michelle - find another doctor.  He must be a retina specialist.  If there
isn't a GOOD one on your plan, go outside your plan.  Ask him if there is
someway you can see him - work out a payment plan, be a charity case,
whatever, but see him (or her, not to be sexist)

Even WITH laser, you eye may still continue to bleed.  This is my case.,
Evidently, the vitreous humor (the jelly stuff) in my right eye is pulling
away from the retina a little in my eye, and every time it pulls, it bleeds a
little.  Everytime it bleeds, my doctors want to know and usually see me to
make sure it is not a retinal detachment, but so far, knock on wood, it hasn't
been.  Then they have to WAIT for the blood to settle a little before they can
laser - if you can't see thru it too good - they can't either, I guess.

My doctor did a vitrectomy on my left eye AFTER about 1 1/2 years of
bleeding/clearing/lasering - I guess he decided my eye was no longer capable
of clearing the blood on its own.

GET THE LASER - 20 years ago they couldn't do anything about this and that is
why BLINDNESS is so prevalent with diabetics.  It may hurt, it may be
expensive, but I hope I'll be able to see the mountains on Italy again, and
the shores of Mazatlan, and the castles of the Loire, and the faces of my
friends and family.
  
And lastly, all but ONE of my lasers was done without anesthetic.  But
everyone is different.

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